Gaucho’s Fire Brazilian Food Truck

I’ve said it many times. I’ll take lunch off a food truck any day, any where. But nothing makes me happier than to see a truck pop up near my house. I’m like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. I just cannot wait to get there and order and get some great food. Lately, Gaucho’s Fire Brazilian food truck has been nearby. Though they’ve been around Indy for a while, I’ve kept missing the opportunity to catch them. Well, my luck has changed!Gaucho's Fire Brazilian Food TruckMy first visit to Gaucho’s Fire I had to order the #1, the Brazilian steak sandwich. I was blown away. Perfectly seasoned beef with onions, tomato, and a sauce that was lip-smacking delicious, this was my kind of sandwich. And the key? Great French bread. The kind that can hold up to all of those toppings and still taste fantastic. Yeah, you’re going to make a mess but it’s a good mess and worth it. Get the Brazilian steak sandwich. Oh, and ask for provolone cheese sauce too. Gaucho's Fire Brazilian Food TruckMy next visit, I got the #2, the Brazilian sausage sandwich. It’s similar to the #1, but with a wonderful grilled sausage instead of steak. And just like the steak sandwich, it’s fantastic. Equally messy, equally good. And of course, get the optional provolone cheese sauce!
Gaucho's Fire Brazilian Food Truck

Gaucho’s Fire Brazilian food truck rates high on my ‘Mater Rater. But you probably already knew that. I cannot wait to try the rest of the items on their menu, but also to devour my favorites again. And again. And say ‘Hi’ to the nice folks on the truck. You always get great service and great food!

'Mater RaterI 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, Droopy’s BBQ and Groovy Guys Fries.

Droopy’s BBQ Food Truck

I’m happy grabbing lunch or dinner off of a food truck. I’m even happier when the food truck is right by my house. And I’m flat out ecstatic when the food is absolutely fantastic. Like the last few lunches I’ve gotten from Droopy’s BBQ food truck right here in Indianapolis.

Right off the bat I was happy that Droopy’s puts their sauces right out on the table. Get what you need. No begging for more sauce at the window. There are three: a sweet Memphis sauce, a Carolina vinegar sauce, and my all-time fav, a kicked up habanero sauce.

Next up, service. Service with a smile. Happy service. My kind of service.
Droopy's BBQ Food TruckThe brisket…

The brisket sandwich is just to die for. No skimpy serving size here, no dry meat and no thick chunks of fat. Perfectly smoked and seasoned brisket. Tender, oh so tender.

I grabbed some sauces and slammed this baby down like I hadn’t eaten in a month. It was delicious!
Droopy's BBQ Food TruckThe rib tips…

Not enough BBQ joints serve rib tips. I actually prefer them over pork ribs. Tender and lightly smoked I eat them like popcorn: one after another. Look how many of those gorgeous rip tips you get from Droopy’s.

You aren’t going away hungry, that’s for sure. You’re going away happy.
Droopy's BBQ Food TruckThe sides…

I’ve tried a few of Droopy’s BBQ food truck sides and I like them all. By far my favorites are the BBQ baked beans (nice spiciness with BBQ mixed in) and the spicy coleslaw (definitely a kick!). I cannot wait for Droopy’s BBQ food truck to return to a place near me. I’ll be there early.

The verdict…

Droopy’s BBQ rates high on my ‘Mater Rater. But you probably already knew that.

'Mater RaterI 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, Gaucho’s Fire and Groovy Guys Fries.

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 2016

Anita and I just returned from our first trip to the Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food truck competition. Man, what a great trip! The competition is held in a nice park in down Springfield, alongside a slow-flowing creek with lots of trees. Over 30 trucks were on site, lining a street through the park. As you can expect, just about every cuisine you could imagine was available, from BBQ to pizza to crab cakes to Korean tacos. The trucks were competing for a $10,000 first prize, which is huge, so you know they all brought their A-game and the best foods you can get!

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 1 We got to the event just as it opened and it got busy and crowded fast! I was able to sneak in a few pictures before the lines got long.

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 2The event location is quite ideal. They had a stage set up for live music, which was quite enjoyable to listen to while devouring a few loaded gyros from the Pitabilities truck that were the best either of us had ever had. The toppings screamed fresh.

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 6Another really great thing about the event were the facilities. From the picnic tables to restrooms, it was all very pleasant. There was parking on-site, or up the street at the hospital.

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 5We enjoyed a few trucks, then grabbed a pepperoni pizza from the Raging Bull Wood-Fired pizza truck to take home for dinner back in Indianapolis.

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 3And believe it or not, I ended up getting interviewed by the Springfield-News Sun paper about the food truck event! How cool is that?

Springfield Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition 4I cannot wait to return next year! We also enjoy the Union Centre Food Truck Rally, held just north of Cincinnati every year.