I met up with Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort food truck last week on the north side of Indy. The menu on the truck covers everything I love in food, from po boys to fried chicken, to jambalaya. But, if you know me, you know that I’m all about the po boy. I could eat po boys for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. In fact, I’ve made a lot of them.
I up and ordered two po boys. First, the shrimp po boy. The shrimp were lightly breaded cooked perfectly. The lettuce and tomato were fresh, as was the really great soft bread..The remoulade (Cajun mayo) had just a bit of kick, and was absolutely delicious. The lightly seasoned fries and homemade slaw were great sides, but the sandwich was by far the star of the show.
Next up was the andouille po boy. I was really looking forward to this sandwich, and I was not disappointed. If you’re not familiar with andouille, it’s a slightly spicy Cajun smoked sausage. Between the kicked up sausage and remoulade sauce, this po boy brought some nice heat and was just fantastic. The toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickle) were again nice and fresh, as was the bread. (I made my own version of an andouille po boy.)
Chef Dan and his wife Allison operate the truck. I didn’t meet Chef Dan (he was busy making a catfish po boy I saw go out that made my stomach growl), but Allison took my order and she was super pleasant. You find that a lot at the food trucks around Indy. It’s just one of the things that makes eating from food trucks fun.
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.