I was keeping an eye on the Indianapolis food truck schedule over on Indy Food Truck Alliance, when I noticed that Big Ron’s Bistro truck was going to be in the area. Big Ron’s has been on my short list for a while now (I’ve been reading good things about the pulled pork), but our schedules just haven’t matched. Finally, they did.
Big Ron’s was a bit late in getting set up (something that’s isn’t that uncommon among some trucks it appears), but I’m ok with that. I just hung out in the car and enjoyed a nice (warm) morning. When they did open I was greeted by a friendly young man at the window who took my order for 2 fish tacos and 2 pork tacos.
According to Big Ron’s menu board, the pork tacos consist of smoked pulled pork, pineapple salsa, shredded lettuce, Sriracha BBQ sauce, and Mexican cheese blend. All served on a corn tortilla.
The pork was so tender. Incredibly tender. It might could use a bit more smokey flavor, but the toppings really went well with the juicy pork goodness. I really liked the Sriracha BBQ sauce. You need a bit of heat to offset the sweet from the pineapple salsa. All in all, a great taco. The BBQ sauce alone is worth it (I’d ask for extra).
Now, on to the fish taco. Fresh breaded and fried whitefish, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, chipotle aioli, and Mexican cheese blend. By far my favorite just because they were beyond great. The pork taco is a great taco. The fish taco is to die for. I could eat them all day long. The fish was breaded perfectly, and was so tender inside with a great crunch outside. The chipotle aioli is fantastic (in fact, I made a copycat of it the next day for use on some sandwiches). The cool pico and lettuce really went well with the heat from the aioli.
I’d like to say I’m looking forward to trying everything on Big Ron’s menu. I wouldn’t be lying, but I guarantee that no matter what else I get, I’m also getting more fish tacos. I gave Big Ron’s high scores on the ‘Mater Rater, with some deduction for the late opening time and food taking a while to get. The window service was very friendly, though.
I love my Indianapolis food trucks. Sometimes they come and go, sometimes they turn into brick-and-mortar restaurants, sometimes their names change, and sometimes they last and last, serving up good food every time. Check out my favorites: Big Ron’s Bistro, Byrne’s Grilled Pizza, Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort, Citizen Hash, Cutie Pies, Der Pretzel Wagen, Droopy’s, KG Slider Station, Little Eataly, Mac Genie, R & R Extreme Wings, Rollin Wit Da Roux, Serendipity, The Flying Cupcake, NY Slice and Groovy Guys Fries.