It's not a secret that I am a huge fan of Jim Angelus' big black kitchen on wheels, and it's single-handedly the food truck that I am asked about most. Whenever I meet someone for the first time and the topic of this website comes up, it's only a matter of time before I am asked, "Do you know Bacon Bacon?" It gives me a great opportunity to launch into my opinion of how tasty their food is. Let's face it, bacon is a great topic of conversation, and a roaming food truck whose menu is comprised almost entirely of dishes featuring bacon can bring one to salivate in mere seconds.
during the soft launch a few months ago was the Almost Veggie sandwich. I can remember clearly sitting on a curb at the San Francisco DMV, taking that first bite and exclaiming to Brian about how good it was. It's been months since that first taste, and I still often think about how much I enjoyed that sandwich, though eschewing it in favor of untried items. However, a girl can only resist so much, and so once again I found myself in front of the truck with broccoli rabe on the brain. Only this time I ordered it with fries.
My sandwich came piled high with broccoli rabe, and I love the sweet bitnerness of this Italian leafy green. Here it's the star of the show, but it has a great supporting cast. The extra crispy bacon crumbled with almost every bite, adding some nice texture against the softness of the vegetables and an intense, smoky flavor. The melted cheese provided both a creaminess and a saltiness, and the aoili added some spiciness, as well. The red peppers gave the sandwich more of a subtle flavor, which was welcome since peppers can sometimes be overpowering. I appreciated that nothing took away from the flavors of the broccoli rabe. I am sure that the rabe must have been cooked in a fair amount of oil, and while I could taste the nutty flavor, the sandwich wasn't too greasy. Yes, it is a bit on the heavy side, but I couldn't put it down; I wanted every last bite!
And it's definitely worth noting that the french fries were amazing. They were perfectly crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and bursting with flavor from the herbs in which they were tossed. They had just the right amount of salt, and the texture was spot on. No soggy or burnt fries here! I actually thought about these fries for days later and even recommended them to my friend to get them when we were at Off the Grid (she liked them too!).
So far Bacon Bacon is batting 1.000 with me, so I am looking forward to what I will try next. Whatever it is, I am sure it will be swine-tastic!
Rating: 5/5 (ratings guide)
Bacon Bacon (@baconbaconsf) $7 for the sandwich, $3 for the fries
* Yes yes, all of the items on the menu can be ordered without bacon, but then we suppose Epic Meal Time would have a lot less to talk about.
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