R & R Extreme Wings Food Truck

I dreamed about chicken wings last night. All night. And I blame the R & R Extreme Wings food truck because I had their wings the other day. And now I can’t stop thinking about them.

R & R Extreme Wings Food TruckIt all started when I swung by a Cluster Truck, and R & R Extreme Wings was there. There was a bit of a line (they’d just opened), but I waited patiently. When I got to the window I ordered 6 Sweet & Spicy and 6 Hot Barbecue. They took a little while to get them, but they were worth it. And by the time I did get my order, the line was long.

R and R Extreme WingsThe wings are cooked perfect. Deep fried. Crunchy. And sauced completely. Not sorta sauced. Not barely sauced. Sauced. I had actually hoped this would be the case, so I brought a few handiwipes and paper towels with me. That’s right. I’m THE guy that brings handiwipes and paper towels to a Cluster Truck. While you’re laughing I’m chowing down on great wings (and wiping my hands).

R and R Extreme WingsMy only regret is that I wish I’d tried more sauces. I mean, there’s so many and they all sound great: Sweet and Spicy, Honey BBQ, Mild Buffalo, Hot Habanero (my next pick), Sweet Mustard, Panda Orange, Spicy Garlic, Founder’s Favorite (also next), Parmesan-Garlic, Sweet Chili and Hot Barbeque.

Did I mention that the wings come with a big serving of fries? I probably forgot that. Nothing fancy, but they’re decent fried fries. If you’re lucky and you have some wing sauce left over at the bottom of your food box, you can dip the fries in it. I licked the sauce out of the bottom of my container, so I didn’t have any leftover for the fries.

Get yourself to R & R’s Extreme Wings soon. Just don’t get there before me. I ranked them high on the ‘Mater Rater. I was going to ding them a bit for taking a while to get orders out, but honestly, the wait wasn’t that long and it was worth it. And it was a beautiful summer day here in Indy. What’s there to complain about?

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5I 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.

The NY Slice Pizza Food Truck

Mmmmm. Real NY-style pizza, right here in Indy from the NY Slice Pizza food truck. Big ole slices that look, smell and taste so good. Yummy gooey cheese and great toppings. And yes, you do have to fold them. It’s the proper thing to do.

The NY Slice Pizza Food TruckHave you ever licked your cell phone case? Well, I had to. I was driving home with a couple slices of NY Slice pepperoni pizza when I had to make a sudden stop. My phone popped out of the console onto one of the slices of pizza. When I lifted it up it was dripping with yummy cheese. What, did you think I’d just wipe it off? Heck no, that’s good eats!

Pepperoni slice. Man, doesn’t that look good?

The NY Slice Pizza Food TruckSupreme slice. Fresh toppings, steaming hot right out of the oven on the truck.

The NY Slice Pizza Food TruckI give NY Slice (find them on Twitter, Facebook and the web) high marks on the ‘Mater Rater. My only complaint is that boxes for the pizza weren’t available on the truck. No biggie, but it made taking 8 slices home a little difficult. I would’ve gladly paid a bit extra for a box.

Next time I will give their wings a try!

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-4-5-5I 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.

Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort Food Truck

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.

Chef Dan's Southern Comfort Food Truck

The shrimp Po Boy…

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.

Chef Dan's Southern Comfort Food Truck

The Andouille Po Boy…

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's Southern Comfort Food TruckChef 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 can’t wait to catch up to Chef Dan’s again soon and try the rest of the menu. You should too. I rated them high on the ‘Mater Rater.

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5I 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.

Big Ron’s Bistro Food Truck

I was keeping an eye on the Indianapolis food truck schedule 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 Bistro Food TruckAccording 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.

Big Ron's Bistro Food TruckThe 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.

Big Ron's Bistro Food TruckI’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.

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-4-5-5I 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.

Little Eataly Food Truck

Oh, where to begin? I so love the food from the Little Eataly Food Truck here in Indianapolis. I’ve eaten at Little Eataly a few times in just the last few weeks, and everything I’ve had was fantastic.

Little Eataly Food Truck

Italian Beef Sandwich…

I started with the Italian Beef sandwich, described as local Indiana beef roasted to perfection, thinly sliced and dripping with our house made au jus in crusty dense Italian bread and topped with giardiniera. Let me tell ya, the beef is tender beyond description and oh so tasty. I got my sandwich topped with hot giardiniera. Yeah, it had some kick, but it was a great kick. Fantastic!

Little Eataly Food Truck

Muffuletta…

Next up, I ordered the muffuletta. If you follow this blog at all you know I’m a big fan of anything New Orleans. I make my own muffulettas and they are great if I say so myself. But the muffuletta from Little Eataly was absolutely fantastic. Great meats, soft tasty bread, and perfect olive salad. The thing I really liked about their olive salad was that it is very finely chopped, unlike mine (still great!) which is chunkier. I’ll be making mine the same way as Little Eataly does next time, that’s for sure!

Little Eataly Food TruckOf course, you have to grab dessert too. I highly recommend grabbing a few cannolis.

Little Eataly Food TruckService at Little Eataly is always fast, and always friendly. They rate high on our ‘Mater Rater.

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5I 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.

Citizen Hash Food Truck

To say we’re fans of the Citizen Hash Food Truck would be an understatement. Now, we’ve only eaten there a few times, but each time the food was fantastic. And the window service was very pleasant. Citizen Hash Food Truck

The Spring Hash…

Anita absolutely loved the spring hash. The combination of yummy potatoes, crumbled Italian sausage, kale, asparagus and onion is so tasty. So good that in fact that I made a copycat version of it. Anita opted to not get her hash with an egg on top. Next time, she’ll be getting the egg. An oozy gooey egg yolk would cap this dish off perfectly. Citizen Hash Food Truck

Korean BBQ Tacos…

I ordered 3 Korean BBQ tacos. I may have to stop typing for a second… I’m having food flashbacks… Whew.

Ok, I’m back. These tacos are insanely good. I could eat an embarrassing number of these in one meal. I can’t recommend these tacos enough. Citizen Hash Food TruckAs I’ve said, I’m a huge fan of food trucks, and Citizen Hash is an excellent example of why. Great food. Great service. They nailed it all on the ‘Mater Rater'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5.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.

The Flying Cupcake Food Truck

The Flying Cupcake bakery has several physical locations in and around Indy. They make absolutely outstanding cupcakes. And, they also have a Flying Cupcake food truck. It’s the perfect truck to stop by after you grab lunch (or dinner) at one of Indy’s great food trucks. I’ve caught up to The Flying Cupcake food truck a few times at Cluster Trucks, a gathering of several food trucks at one location.

The Flying Cupcake Food Truck

Most awesome looking truck…

Service from the Flying Cupcake food truck is always with a smile, and you will always get an absolutely beautiful, moist, tasty cupcake. You can’t miss the truck, either. It definitely stands out in a crowd!

The Flying Cupcake Food Truck

Crazy awesome cupcakes…

Anita loves the Red Velvet Elvis, which is a red velvet cupcake with chocolate pieces, topped with a super creamy cream cheese icing and white chocolate. They have lots of varieties of yummy cupcakes – one for everyone!

The Flying Cupcake Food TruckWe rate The Flying Cupcake food truck very high on the ‘Mater Rater. It’s always on our must-visit-food-truck-list.

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5I 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.

Rollin Wit Da Roux Food Truck

I’m continuing on my journey to sample many (or better, all) of the food trucks in and around Indianapolis. The food truck scene here is growing, with trucks offering all sorts of great varieties of food. One of my favorite things is when there’s a Cluster Truck, which is a gathering of several trucks at one place. It’s a great opportunity to sample several foods all at once, like the great food from the Rollin Wit Da Roux Food Truck.

Rollin Wit Da Roux Food Truck

The Shrimp Po Boy…

I’ve eaten at Rollin Wit Da Roux twice now, and each time I’ve ordered a po’boy. They have other things on the menu besides po’boys, but if you follow this blog at all you know I’m a po’boy addict.

The po’boys are straightforward – lettuce, tomato, remoulade, toasted bread, and whatever your topping is. They’re messy to eat. They’re supposed to be. My  motto is: Grab hold, dive in, and don’t put it down.

The shrimp po’boy was very tasty…

Rollin Wit Da Roux Food Truck

The Oyster Po Boy…

As was the oyster po’boy. I ordered mine with a little extra remoulade, which has a nice kick to it. Mmmmm. Good.

Rollin Wit Da Roux Food TruckI’m looking forward to trying the other items on the Rollin Wit Da Roux menu. My only complaint is that the food can sometimes take a while to get if you get to the truck right around opening time (usually 11am). It’s worth the wait, but I’d have scored them 5 ‘maters across the board on the ‘Mater Rater if they’d been fully set up when they opened.'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-4-5-5I 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.

Cutie Pies Pizza Food Truck

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to renew my love of food trucks. We have quite a diverse food truck population here in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Fortunately, this is one New Year’s resolution that I’ll have no problem keeping. I started by taking Anita to Cutie Pies Pizza since it was near her work. We were greeted by super friendly folk and an aroma that had my stomach growling so loud that I thought I’d have to yell my order through the truck window.

Cutie Pies Pizza Food Truck

Hmmmm… Pepperoni…

Pizzas are available in 7 1/2″ and 16″ sizes, and some are also available as slices. I ordered the 7 1/2″ pepperoni pizza.

Cutie Pies Pizza Food Truck

Hmmm…. Sausage…

Anita ordered the sausage pizza. As you would expect for fresh-made pizzas, you have to wait a few minutes to get your order. It is definitely worth it.

Cutie Pies Pizza Food TruckThe dough screams fresh, as does the great sauce (not bland and not overly seasoned), ample toppings, and oh, the freshly grated mozzarella cheese…. yum… yum… man… Sorry, I was having foodbacks (the foodie version of flashbacks). The crust is hot, tasty good and smells so fantastic.

We both loved our pizzas. We will definitely return to Cutie Pies again soon! Give them a try and you’ll be hooked too!

(I returned about a week later and picked up a few big slices of Italian sausage pizza, hot out of the oven! Ooey gooey yumminess!)

Cutie Pies Pizza Food TruckCutie Pies nailed it across the board on the Life’s A Tomato ‘Mater Rater .

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5

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.