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June 1, 2011

Where are the food trucks today? Miss Shirley's debuts

Miss Shirley's formally debuts its new food truck today at Tide Point, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon is near the University of Maryland at W. Fayette and Paca.

Souper Freaks is in Mt. Vernon, at Calvert and Monument streets.

Iced Gems is on Charles just north of Lombard until 11:30 a.m.

I'll add more as the Tweets come in.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:37 AM | | Comments (9)


I'll be hitting SouperFreaks in about an hour!

We need Miss Shirley's at State Center! Eutaw and W. Preston!!

Is this really worth a daily blog post? Anyone can follow the trucks on Twitter if they choose to.

I wondered if it was worth it too, but just yesterday a reader thanked me because her access to Facebook and Twitter is blocked at work.

I'm hoping someone that gets to try out the Miss Shirley's truck shares their experience on the blog...curious how it compares to their restaurant.

Yes, Doc, not everyone chooses to use Facebook and/or Twitter.

AR -
I tried Miss Shirley's food truck today at Tide Point. I woke up giddily excited this morning in anticipation as I started working here in October, and only cupcake food trucks have come by - never lunch. Just a side note for food trucks - with thousands of employees working here, the only places we can walk for lunch are Quiznos and Hull Street Blues. I hate getting in my car to go to lunch!

Anyway, as expected, the Miss Shirley's food truck is overpriced. They had a few apps for $5 each - gumbo, fries, fried green tomatoes, grits, and bacon (they were trying to push the gumbo - an odd choice for a 100-degree day). You could also get pancakes for $8 (again...too hot!). Then they had 3 sandwiches for $12/$13 and a crabcake for $19.

I was REALLY having a hard time deciding what sandwich to order - they all sounded delicious (and all came with a side salad). Turkey, brie and apple? Pulled pork with mango bbq? Or a chicken "BLT" with avocado and citrus mayo? Can I take one of each?

I ended up with the pulled pork. It was a very messy sandwich - I was happy I took it back to my desk to eat in private. It was very tasty though - the pork was tender, the mango BBQ sauce had the right amount of sweet and tanginess, and the slaw added a nice crispiness. I could have done with a little more sauce, as my first couple of bites were slightly dry, but the rest of the sandwich made up for it.

All in all, I will happily fork over more money for the convenience of getting a delicious sandwich right outside my door. More food trucks to Tide Point, please!!

(sorry I can't compare it more to restaurant - I've only had brunch there)

Yes!...Ms Shirley's indeed made her grand debut at Tidepoint, and let me tell you, this Tidepoint employee and all of her co-workers were absolutely pleased with Ms Shirley's food truck...The food truck doesn't offer all of the glorious dishes as the actual restaurant does, but the truck menu was just as glorious...Kudos to Ms Shirley's food truck, hope to see it every week at Tidepoint:)

I think the listing helps us know which trucks to look for... I follow a couple of them on facebook, but I'm not in the city every day and I don't know who all of the trucks are to follow them on twitter. Hopefully we will someday have so many that it could be its own page rather than a daily blog posting.

FYI while I'm happy that the food trucks are coming to our side of the harbor there is more than hull street blues and quiznos near Tide point within walking distance. There's
southbeachsandwicherie, 5pointstavern, barracuda and thorntons pub to name a few...

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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