Friday, June 15, 2012

Try Out Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District

Photo by Mike Blank
I am thrilled that I finally had an opportunity to try out Central Florida's Tuesday night food truck event: Tasty Tuesday's in The Milk District, across from T.G. Lee in downtown Orlando. What a fun, foodie atmosphere! With around 10 trucks and carts, the event feels more intimate than other huge food trucks events. You can mingle with your friends on the sidewalk or bring the food inside the bars there - including Milk Bar and Spacebar - and grab a beer. You can pretend it is Friday in the middle of the week!

Don't get me wrong - it is still a family-friendly and pet-friendly event, but not like the Maitland Food Pod at Lake Lily every Wednesday night is. Unlike the Maitland event, there is no seating here and the trucks are parked by the sidewalk. So, the street is noisy and hot from the trucks.

I dig the collection of food trucks at Tasty Tuesday, though. You can find a great variety, including: Kona Dog, Melissa's Chicken & Waffles, Big Wheel Food Truck (gourmet Southern food), 5 Gastronomy, Twisted Cuban, La Empanada, The Crepe Company, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck and Pop Craft.

Outside Sandwich Bar - Photo by Mike Blank
We sampled several new foods and desserts. You need to try Twisted Cuban's G.B.D. Balls - a moist, Spanish-style chicken and rice mix deep fried in Panko bread crumbs. G.B.D. Balls' accompanying red-pepper dressing heightens the flavor. We also had Twisted Cuban's Yucca Fries - which I have told you about before - and they were as yummy as ever. I just don't know how they get the fries so crispy and not greasy. I could eat those all day long. A few of Twisted Cuban's signature dishes are: Mojo Roast Pork Sandwich, Cuban Burgers, Beef Tacos, and Pork Tacos.

As a waffle lover, I have been dying to try some of Melissa's Chicken & Waffles' creations. Among Melissa's selections are: Chicken & Gravy Waffles, Waffles with Nutella & Marshmallows, and Jerk Chicken Wrap with Waffle Fries. We had the Honey Chicken Waffle, and it was amazing. The fried chicken, cheese, and honey mustard sauce all combined to make a great chicken sandwich. I was impressed that the waffles were flavorful and not dried out.

There were  more great trucks that we tried out, which I will review in next week's blog post. Stay tuned!

When: Tuesdays, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Where: 2424 E. Robinson St., Orlando.

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