A moment of sap:
This blog has only been up and running for a few days, but I wanted to thank the food truck community for the wonderfully warm welcome. I really appreciate all of the links, shares, etc. and look forward to seeing everyone around.
Now on to the good stuff!
Though there are so many awesome food trucks right in my proverbial “backyard,” there’s nothing more fun than a little weekend food truck field trip (FTFT).
I’m not exactly sure how we heard about The Architect’s Kitchen last week, but before we even had a chance to check the weather forecast for the weekend, my fiancé and I were planning a FTFT. It turns out the forecast was rain, but that didn’t stop us.
As we made our way up to Larkspur Landing Circle in Marin County, which was more than an hour’s drive, let’s just say I was really hoping it’d be worth it.
While the line for ArKi Truck, as they call themselves, was quite short, there were quite a few people milling around the farmer’s market for a rainy day.
Keeping dry under a bright blue tent, I ordered the two-piece fried chicken and donut meal. My fiancé got the combo, which was the two-piece meal plus an ArKi Fried Sandwich.
We took our food back to the car and quickly went to town on the fried chicken and donuts. Oh. My. God. This was seriously some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten. The pieces were large and plump and juicy, and coated with a light drizzle of caramel sauce, which dripping off the donuts. And those were delicious too!
Well, they had me at “fried chicken and doughnuts,” but when I saw there were mashed potatoes on the Arki Fried Sandwich, I was speechless. While I love all kinds of food, mashed potatoes are one of those simple American classics that get me every time. I love them. A lot.
The ArKi Fried Sandwich is a wonderfully mastered combination of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber and garlic aioli on a torpedo roll. Aside from the mashed potatoes, my other favorite thing about this sandwich was the cucumber. I prefer cucumber over lettuce any day, and it provided a really nice light crunch, contrasting with the weight of the chicken and potatoes.
We had purchased the sandwich with the intent to eat it later, but needless to say, only half of it made it home. I also really wanted to go back to try their Curry Puff, an addition to the menu this weekend, but I was way too full. Looks like we’ll just have to go back (soon).
For more information and scheduling, check out ArKi at http://arkitruck.com.
On the subject of FTFTs, Truckista is heading down to the LA area in a few weeks for a friend’s baby shower, and is planning to check out some food trucks there. Are there any trucks in particular you recommend trying? Leave a comment and let me know your favorite SoCal food truck.