Gorilla Grill. Phone: 0401 830 800
Kalamaki Greek Street Food. Phone: 9602 4444
Maybe it’s spring … but I’ve come full circle in how I feel about the food truck scene as it happens in the inner west.
After harbouring doubts pricing and comfort levels, I have come out the other side a keen fan.
I know this …
Every time Bennie and I drive past Yarraville Gardens, even if we don’t stop, we eagerly count of the truck turn-out and discuss those we have yet to try.
And on recent truck outings, we have unabashedly enjoyed the social atmosphere involved, invariably meeting friends old and new and loving the all of it.
The trucks and their operators seem to have fitted right in.
They’re a happy crew and we enjoy talking with them.
That the food truck scene has become such a complementary part of our western food scene is a credit, I reckon, to all involved – from the operators and the council right through to the punters, their kids and dogs.
So mid-week we are happy and relaxed as we head to the smaller truck gathering point at Western Oval.
We wave hello to Remi at Happy Camper and Conan and Raymond at Big Cook Little Cook and head for the two untried by us … and make happy in a way that highlights one of the strengths of the food truck scene: We order our dinners from different trucks.
From Gorilla Grill, Bennie grabs the Gorilla “Thriller” Pork Ribs ($13, see menu below).
I don’t try, but gee it all looks good and my partner is very happy.
At Kalamaki Greek Street Food, I pass on the “souva” line-up and head straight for one of two platters available (menu below).
The Kara has a skewer apiece of chicken and lamb, a rustic grilled pita bread, fine chips and tzatziki.
It’s all good or better and just the dinner I have been seeking.
The dip is thick and great for chip dipping and meat slathering.
I make butties with the chips and pita.
Just as we are getting down to chowing down, we cheerfully greet CTS pal and food truck aficionado Nat Stockley.
It’s an unplanned food truck moment.