Food Network and The Lime Truck have been hinting all week about free lunch for their first 100 guests. If you follow Food Network and The Lime Truck on Facebook and Twitter, at 11am today, you were privy to location information on where to find The Lime Truck. All you had to do is show up, get a ticket, and get some local, fresh and ingredient-driven food. The Lime Truck, as of this week, is in second place on this season’s The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network. The grand prize is $100,000.
Daniel Shemtob and Jason Quinn are at the reigns of this gravy train, offering ingredient-driven, fresh food for hungry foodies. Their menu changes daily so if you see it here today, it may be gone tomorrow. So the rule of thumb is, “If it sounds good, try it.” Jason was on hand today, graciously handing out all 100 lunches himself. Melissa’s Produce, supplier of fresh food for The Lime Truck, gave away tubs of their Tomatillo Sauce to today’s lucky lunch bunch.
The Food Network Special lunch was Hot Smoked Wild Coho Salmon with crispy potatoes, haricot verts, maple bacon, and homemade tomatillo aioli. The salmon was cooked to a perfect medium-rare and was absolutely delicious! It was smoked just right and just enough salt to bring out the natural flavor of the salmon. The potato medley was expertly balanced with the salmon, adding a slight tangy, yet zesty flavor.
The lunches also came with The Lime Truck’s drink of the day – Mango Lychee Limeade. Each time I have one of these, it blows me away. It was like a tropical island in a cup with the flavors of mango and lychee (one of my favorite fruits). It transports you to a beach on Hawaii, with the sea breeze blowing through your hair as you sip it. When it’s gone, you’ll wish you were back there again instead of the black asphalt parking lot of a local business park.
Keep your eye on Jason as he will soon be opening his new restaurant, Playground, in Santa Ana. Check out their website for more information: http://playgroundburger.com/
If you’re in the mood for something healthy and delicious, check out The Lime Truck’s website so you can follow them too. Don’t forget to watch them on The Great Food Truck Race on Sundays 9pm on the Food Network!
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
For more information:
The Lime Truck
Trucking around Orange County
The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network