So today I am going to kick off a new series I thought would be a great addition to I Do Declare because it involves one of my very most favorite things in the entire world…FOOD! Even better, it involves food truck food! haha
Anyone who knows me, and probably even people who don’t, know I am a food lover. If trying out new restaurants was a hobby, it would definitely be mine. For a smaller sized city, Little Rock has an abundance of great restaurants, and that is something I do not take for granted. Over the course of the past few years, food trucks have really had their moment. We even have a whole festival dedicated to just walking from food truck to food truck trying out different types of cuisine. Now thats my kind of party.
Since the weather is warming up, I thought I would take the liberty of trying a different food truck around Little Rock each month, and reporting back to you about whether they are worth a shot or not. I know, it’s a hard job, but somebody has to do it.
First on the itinerary was The Food Truck stop in downtown Little Rock. Every week day from 11-2:30 p.m. several different food trucks come here and park and you can take your pick on what you are feelin’ that day. There is an area with indoor tables and chairs to sit if you want to stay and eat there or you can take it to go if you’re in a rush.
I chose to go with cajun food from Sandra Rose Kitchen and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I had the cajun seafood pasta with shrimp (you can also get it with chicken) and I am still dreaming about it today. The sauce was so delicious and it had the perfect amount of spice! My mom ordered the seafood gumbo and she loved her choice as well. Although I will warn you, her eyes were literally watering by the end of her bowl. So if you don’t like spicy foods, I would steer clear. I personally thought it was the perfect amount of heat, but I can also down a bag of flaming hot Cheeto’s without batting an eye, so I may not be the best judge for that one. Now you are probably wondering why you should take food advice from a girl who also eats flaming hot Cheeto’s…but just trust me on this one.
To our luck, there was also a place serving Italian Ice at The Food Truck Stop, so you know where we headed next.
I chose to go with the raspberry – pina coloda and my mom went with the strawberry – coconut. The latter definitely won for the best tasting. While I think I still prefer snow cones or my beloved frozen yogurt over italian ice, it really was perfect to cap off our meal with something nice and cool!
I would say my first Food Truck stop was a definite winner! If you are in the mood for some cajun or seafood definitely go here. If you aren’t a pasta or a gumbo fan, they also have things like crab legs and crawfish! All menu items range from $10- $20. Check them out on Facebook here to see their menu and reviews.
Until next time y’all…I forsee a taco food truck in my future for next month.
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