(Click each picture to make it larger….Camera B was allowed outside for the day)
Street Food, it’s the talk of the town here in Seattle and a few other cities around the country. Great food made accessible to anyone willing to find it. Instead of the traditional idea of going to your favorite place on the corner that serves that fantastic sandwich that you have been eating for years, Skillet Street Food is taking that idea and making it a lot more fun.
They have an attitude towards food that I share, they’ll cook wherever people will let them. They take an Airstream Trailer and fit it with a small kitchen then hitch it up behind a van then look for places that will house their trailer for the day while they cook fantastic lunch for anyone willing to search them out. Their locations and menus change on a weekly basis leaving the average consumer with something new to try or find their own “favorite” to return at a later time. This is my kind of place!
I met up with Rob Salvino the owner of Terra Preta Sales. Terra Preta works with local food businesses to provide marketing and sales services for companies that care about the consumers palate, health and environment. He recently started this business, three months ago, after working for “the man” for 11 years. He was bogged down by it all and decided to do work that makes him happy………..sounds like someone I know who runs a blog and is going to culinary school. Rob and I were supposed to meet last week but weren’t able to make that happen because I wanted to test out all the varieties of berries for a company that he is working with called Northwest Wild Foods, Inc. Anyway, more on that in a separate post and you know what that means………..recipes!
Skillet Street Food!!!!! I checked out this week’s location of the aluminum food bullet mobile and saw it was down in the SODO district about 1/4 of a mile from Safeco Field. You know what happens when I’m close to Safeco Field? Oh yeah, Mariners jacket! Rob and I checked out the menu and everything sounded fantastic!
Burger W/ Fries
After about 1/2 a second my order came out, without a question…..DUCK CONFIT! I couldn’t believe it, I love that stuff and I love the idea of storing duck in its own fat then frying it. You might think that sounds gross and that’s when you order the burger……that’s when I say, “the burger is just fine but you’ll enjoy duck fat a lot more” (conversations with myself are always awesome). Fine, I’ll get some healthy too, I’ll try that Blackberry Lemonade!
Verdict? Oh yeah……fantastic! Will I go there again? F@*K YES!! My name is Eric and I support this street food movement. Now, if there was only some way to fool these guys into thinking Federal Way was the city of the future……………