EVANSVILLE, Ind. – “Eat Something Different” is the slogan at Poppa Bacon’s Street Kitchen, and that’s exactly what you can do on this food truck, which has a menu different from any other truck in town.
David and Lori Bacon are the owners. Unless there is a movie about a stressed corporate executive named “Mr. Bacon ”who moves to a small Midwestern town to be close to grandmas and open a food truck, must have, and that’s the plot, right here.
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David is from Windsor, Canada, which is across the river from Detroit. He also lived in China for a while and in Evansville for nine years in the early days, here is the family bond.
Lori greets from San Francisco; so, both value world food, cosmopolitan.
“I was an executive in the automotive industry for 20 plus years, and one of my hobbies was cooking,” David said. “I was a big guy in the food chain. We always talked about doing something different. So we decided to make a difference, to be close to the kids, to have a flexible schedule, to do something I am passionate about and to prolong my life. ”
They have been back in Evansville since March. They took the time to rediscover a former taco truck and perfect recipes and have been on the road since late May, serving a menu inspired by classic dishes from around the world.
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David continues to be a foodie, and almost everything in the truck is made from scratch.
“The only thing frozen in the truck is the thinly sliced Philly cheese steak because it has to be, and there is no Cheez Whiz in my truck. All sauces are homemade. ”
First thing to try: The Poutine.
We’ve been seeing Poutine in Evansville for a few years now – it’s the Montreal dish with chips stuffed with white cheese curd and washed down with gravy. Being a Canadian, David does it the traditional way, starting with hand-cut, double-fried chips.
“I ate poutine as a young man; “It has been forever,” he said. “I did some research on what goes into a proper Poutine drink. Greatly made with beef stock and flavored with ketchup and Worcestershire. We really load it with gravy and cottage cheese. “
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Heading south, a very popular truck sandwich is Thexan, with thinly sliced steak, barbecue sauce at David’s house (soft with a touch of cayenne and mustard), cheddar cheese and bacon on Texas toast . Jane Sloppy Jane is also served on Texas toast, with a liquid home-made Joe mix and two slices of melty cheese.
For dinners who want to go a little further abroad, there is the Delhi Butter Chicken. Cooked is cooked in a sauce with rich aroma (but not with hot spices) and creamy, flavored with garam masala, cumin and tomato. Served served with small warm naan bread per spoon.
Feel like some Vietnamese? The Banh Mi And You sandwich is a long French roll stuffed with pork fillets, pickled carrots, cucumber and cilantro with Sriracha-hoisin mayo.
Other dishes include nachos with chicken or steak and homemade sauces, Italian sausage with peppers and onions and peanut butter and grilled jelly.
“We want to put quality and service first,” said David, “and we wanted to offer something different from other trucks. We already have hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken trucks. Also, I did not want to do “Cheap food; I prefer to make less money and produce a higher quality product. I believe the difference will come in time with quality.”
You will often find Poppa Bacon’s Street Kitchen in the Clear Creek neighborhood near the Mountain. Nice way Wednesday night. For other service days and times, check out the Facebook page.
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