Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fins on the Hoof - the "un"review

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, today was the Off the Grid debut of the Todd Middleton brainchild, Fins on the Hoof. I arrived at 12:30 p.m. and already they had the second longest line after fivetenburger. Now I went to OtG specifically to complete my Burger Faceoff 2011 review, so I was obliged to queue up for a burger, but my dining companion John joined this crowd to sample "where the sea meets the barnyard."

This truck was so hugely popular that it wasn't more than 10 minutes after John joined the line that they announced they were no longer taking orders. Good for FotH that they were such a success, bad for us because we couldn't try the food! He went off in search of other delicacies, and I remained in the slow moving fivetenburger line. They were still not taking orders even after I ordered and received my burger, and I heard murmurs in the crowd that those who did get an order in were waiting upwards of twenty minutes for their food. They opened back up for orders a little later, but I was already in burger heaven and so full I couldn't even bring myself to eat another bite. But their menu looked great! Here is a sampling:

Fried Fanny Bay Oyster BLTS
Belgian Ale Braised Short Rib Sandwich
Fish & Chip Roll w/ beer battered cod (a later sell-out)
Grilled Shrimp, Andouille & Blue Crab Gravy over Polenta
Smoked Trout, Haricot Vert & Crispy Pork Belly Lardon Salad w/ Truffle Mustard Vinaigrette (this is what I wanted!!)

Smoked Haddock & Sweet Corn Chowder
Portabella Mushroom Bisque

Prices $4.00 - $12.00

Sounds tasty, doesn't it? I can't wait to try! I hope they are back to OtG soon and when they are, I'll make sure to try to arrive right when they open.

Fins on the Hoof (@finsonthehoof)

Does reading this make you want to try this vendor? Tell them that you saw them at I Left My Cart in San Francisco and support San Francisco street cuisine!

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