Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Buttermilk Truck (Los Angeles)


It's rare when I'm up for having breakfast or brunch.  So leave it to a brewery to get me to roll out of bed.  

The truck outside Eagle Rock Brewery.

A few weeks ago, the weather was particularly nice outside so we decided to grab some grub from one of LA's original gourmet food trucks.  The decision to seek them out, was made easier when I found them parked right outside a brewery.  Funny how that works, huh?    

Red velvet chocolate chip pancakes.

What's brunch without a little pancake, right?  We thought this was a good way to start, so we ordered a stack of their flapjacks. Well, I felt these crowd favorites were more show than substance. The red velvet looked really nice but, flavor-wise, they were a miss for me.  The sweetened compound butter was good though.  Too bad.  It deserved to melt on something far better.

Breakfast sandwich with rosemary hashbrowns.

Unfortunately, they were out of bacon (what!?) so this sandwich was prepared minus the main attraction.  Already, it was an uphill battle for this lil sucker.  Despite that, it was a good lil breakfast sandwich.  And the hash brown that came with it, it was the crispiest one I've ever had.  So, for those of you that abhor cutting into the exterior of a crispy hash brown only to find slimy undercooked shreds of potato inside, fear not, these are fried to perfection.     

I'll take one of each please.

Fried chicken and chorizo gravy sandwich.

Although, this was their special sandwich of the day, I preferred the mainstay breakfast sandwich on their regular menu.  The sausage gravy and the fried chicken bits were really tasty, but I couldn't help but feel like it was missing something.  Maybe a hash brown or fried egg would have put this one over the top for me.  Instead, it felt like the beginnings of a great breakfast sandwich - left incomplete.

Green tea white chocolate pudding.

This was probably one of the most unattractive looking plates (boxes) of food I had ever been served.  That aside, I enjoyed it a lot.  It wasn't too sweet and the flavors were nice.  It was as perfect a brunch dessert as you can get.

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