One of the new things this year at the ComicCon in San Diego is a food court made up of local gourmet food trucks. There are seven trucks all in a circle at the corner of First and Island avenues, just across from the Convention Center and the First Avenue trolley station.
I’ve been able to sample two of the trucks: the Two For the Road, “Classic American Comfort Food With a Twist”; and Pierogi-Truck, with Polish and eastern European cuisine.
Two For the Road offers burgers, mac and cheese and my selection, a good New York style corned beef sandwich, with coleslaw and mustard on grilled rye. The corned beef was good with a bit of fat but sliced a bit thicker than I’d like, but still piled reasonably high. A good sandwich. Co-owner Lisa Orchow said there are about 25 gourmet food trucks in San Diego County.
Pierogi-Truck has Polish and eastern European cuisine, with a great aroma wafting across the street into the open windows of my condo. I had to try the homemade meat pierogi, with homemade sausage inside a light dough. It’s a stuffed dumpling Polish style and is served with bacon bits and a light cole slaw. Good stuff.
Both dishes were about $8, a bit high but apparently the food-truck-court organizers charged quite a bit for the spots. Crowds were moderate; I hope the truck operators and promoters hang with it and do this again next year.