Gastrotruck brings gourmet sliders to St. Paul
|Green gilded goods on the go|
Trojahn was the corporate executive chef at Graves 601 and has extensive experience at tony hotel restaurants. He left the corporate world for more creative grounds. Or, more "chef-driven," as their website claims--you have to love a chef pun. He is also committed to ethical eats. Gastrotruck uses locally sourced products and aims for zero waste. The utensils are compostable, and the craft-colored paper baskets the food arrives in are bleach-free.
But the more important question is, how does the food taste?
|Smokey meatloaf topped with sultry bacon tomato jam|
On a different day, the beef offering was a meatloaf ($8). Supple and rich, it was topped with an acidic, sweet tomato and beef bacon jam. It was bright ruby colored, with a sultry honey flavor spiked with just a splash of acidity; and topped with just a couple leaves of peppery baby arugula.
|BBQ smoked, tender jerk chicken sliders|
The truck also has a satisfying vegetarian offering in the black-bean oat sliders topped with a zippy, cool jalepeno, cucumber combo ($6).
Sides included roasted beet salad ($3) or a little side o' barley for only a buck. The pearl barley salad had slivers of pickled asparagus which was tart and refreshing.
On every visit service came with a contagious smile, even when the lines were long. A welcome addition to the street eats fleet, thoughtful food with a conscience coming soon to a curb near you.