A few weeks ago I met a couple girlfriends at the Yellow Cab Building for the Brunch Food Truck Rally. Since brunch is my favorite meal of the week, I was geared up to go. I was properly caffeinated, had cash in my pocket, and my pants had a little stretch to make way for all the yummy food ahead of me. When I got there I was shocked by the amount of people who had the same plan in mind. Everywhere I turned the lines were long. I thought to myself that surely no food that came out of a truck could possibly be worth waiting for, but wait I did.
We landed on the always fresh and delightful Shakery Juice Bar since my friends and I were looking for something light and healthy to eat…but smells of waffle batter and maple syrup kept wafting in my direction. Where was this heavenly scent coming from…? Of course the truck with the longest line of the day: The Drunken Waffle.
As I practically licked the last of my acai berry bowl, I made a mental note to wait for some waffles the next time. Fortunately the next time came around much sooner than I had expected. The Drunken Waffle was parked out back of the Cannery Loft Apartments the very next weekend, so my husband and I decided to give some waffles a whirl.
We ordered two meals and decided to split them. I went relatively traditional with the “50 Shades of Swine,” a bacon wrapped breakfast sausage cooked into the waffle batter. It was accompanied by a jalapeno maple syrup that wasn’t overly spicy, but left a nice lingering tickle on the tip of my tongue. My husband took a left at classic and went with a dish that was full of twists and delicious turns: The War Pig. This dish had ham, bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, and a scrumptious herbed mayo sandwiched in between a spicy, 3 pepper waffle. He also got a side of asparagus that were perfectly seasoned and cooked.
All in all, the meal was as whimsical as the names of the dishes, the flavor combinations were spot on, and the portions were not overwhelming. Most importantly, the waffles tasted good, they were fluffy and flavorful. I always appreciate when a restaurant (or in this case a food truck) can introduce some creativity into their food without losing focus of the basics. The Drunken Waffle’s food is fun and exciting while still keeping the flavors at the forefront.
So the next time you find yourself in a long line at a food truck rally asking “How good can food from a truck really be?”
Trust that it can be really, really good, and yes, it may even be worth the wait!
Where you can find the Drunken Waffle this week:
Wednesday | Air National Guard Base in Springfield (Military access required) from 11am-2pm
Thursday | WHIO (1611 S Main Street in Dayton) from 11am-2pm
Saturday | Home Depot Rally in Centerville from 11am-6pm
Brunch! Food Truck Rallies at the Yellow Cab are held on the first Sunday of every month, through September.