Last updated on July 9th, 2011
I briefly lived on the West Coast in my long-ago and largely mis-spent youth. My most notable encounter with food out there was when a cabbage rolled off a produce truck, bounced on the road, and punched a hole through the grill of my Buick.
Mechanics at a Bay Area GM dealership combed the slaw out of my radiator, but said it would take a few weeks to get a replacement grill shipped out from Flint. I said never mind. The Buick and I would just head home.
If the Bacon Bacon Truck had been patrolling the streets of San Francisco back then, I might have stayed longer. The truck has been described as a “roving temple of bacon” that is scheduled to begin its rounds in early July 2011 (San Francisco’s First Bacon Truck).
Admittedly, the initial menu is carb-heavy, including six different sandwiches, dirty fries, and dessert in the form of chocolate-covered bacon. But you could order the signature Bacon Bacon Burger with pork belly trimmings and a fried egg, and ask that the bun be held. If enough customers do that, they may develop some carb-free bacon feasts.
It’s a great concept. Let’s hope, though, that the bacon being served is uncured; I’ve limited my own consumption of bacon over concern about nitrate and nitrite preservatives.
I doubt we’ll have bacon trucks delivering door-to-door in the Midwest any time soon, but I am over-due for a California trip.
After 35 years, they’ve probably corralled the cabbages.