Bright Colored Food Trucks, All in a Row
Ropa Vieja Sandwich ($7) at Bongo Brothers
The Ropa Vieja Sandwich features a helping of the classic braised meat (flank steak in this case) along with peppers, onions and a garlic tomato creole sauce. While the meat was a bit too close to old clothes in texture and the bread was a tad stale, the mayo-based sauce did a nice job adding moisture and flavor to the sandwich.
Beef Empanada ($3) at Bongo Brothers
Tibetan Momos ($4) at Chinese Mirch
These Tibetan Momos, handrolled pan-fried dumplings, were filled with shredded veggies, placed in a container and doused in Chinese Mirch's Szechuan Broth.
Grilled Cheese #7 ($8) at Gorilla Cheese
Half Cheesesteak ($6) at Phil's Steaks
The end result is a solid sandwich. The shaved steak has the familiar cheesesteak texture, the onions are fragrant, and the provolone is properly gooey. The hero roll, however, is a pretty standard commercial number that proves a little too bready for the portion of steak.
Kiss of the Dragon ($9) at Munchie Mobile
Despite all the ingredients, no element gets lost. The chicken is light and crispy, the rings have actual onion flavor, bacon and avocado marry in salty-creamy rapture, and the chili sauce adds a pleasant sweetness to round it all out. Next time, we might ask for more sriracha to kick up the spice, but there will be a next time—mark our words.