Friday, May 20, 2011

Food Truck Tacos

Hummingbird To Go
Foster St and Sheridan Ave, Evanston, IL
@hummingbirdtogo

Food trucks are awesome. They travel around
giving their delicious grub to a wide consumer base and they often
use sustainable practices, such as compostable containers. Plus, they help
foster a sense of excitement and adventure in the lives of foodies.

To me, food trucks are the adult version of the ice cream truck. You get super
stoked when it's coming to your neighborhood and, at least for us food truck
deprived Evanstonians, it is a special treat. I loved going to the
ice cream truck when I was a kid and, to no surprise, I always devoured my ChocoTaco.

Unfortunately, today's tacos were not chocolate but were
incredible delicious. Short rib tacos on amazing hearty (and stable!)
corn tortillas. The slightly picante salsa verde that came along was
fantastic. The tacos were also quite full...not Gordon Taqueria style
with all the fixins, but there was a significant amount of meat in
these bad boys. The cabbage and cilantro on top also made for a nice
crunchy combo with the softer meat.



I would have loved slightly more flavor/seasoning in the meat. Some sort of BBQ or sweet and spicy accompaniment to the salsa verde. But all in all, I got some hearty tacos that were much needed. (I apologize for slacking on my taco adventures.)

If you see the Hummingbird truck around, stop by and try a taco. I doubt you will be disappointed.