Ever get a little too cooped up at Swat and want to get into the city but then realize you have too much work? Well lucky for you, twice a year the Co-Op brings a little of the city into town with their Food-Truckathon event. Five cooks dish out everything from wood fired pizzas at Pizza Wagon, to Korean fusion at Ka’Chi Truck, to the ridiculously addictive fried Wisconsin cheese curds at Cow & the Curd. Other trucks included Taco Mondo, Foo Truck, Made in the Shade, Farm Truck, Mac Mart, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Sum Pig, Zsa’s and Poi Dog.
In a gluttonous food binge like no other, I sampled food from five out of the 12 trucks. Warning: do not try to eat this much on your own kids…
Mac Mart makes (you guessed it!) a whole slew of bubbly mac n cheese dishes, all of which are a far cry from Kraft. It was a difficult decision between the Heart Attack Mac (Mac n Cheese with parmesan, bacon and Ritz cracker crumble) and the BBQ Mac (Classic Mac with house made BBQ sauce, chicken and cornbread topping). But ultimately I chose the latter, and it did not disappoint. A silky, creamy, classic mac laced with chunks of white meat chicken, tangy, smokey, not-too-sweet BBQ sauce and a crazy good cornbread topping. I slathered it all with a little Sriracha (because why not?), and I was definitely in a better place.
Ka’Chi Truck: I love Korean food. The Ka’Chi truck did not disappoint, offering pork belly sliders topped with crisp lettuce and juicy, perfectly ripe tomatoes on local artisan rolls. The pork belly was steeped in a blend of spices, and it melted on the tongue like butter. Even better was the classic Bulgogi rice bowl: a classic dish of rice topped with Korean chopped beef, drenched in kimchee and hot sauce. Did I mention that I love Korean food?
Walking back to pass out in my dorm was tough, but no doubt about it: definitely worth it.