|THE OG, COWBELL & SWEET POTATO TOTS|
Editor’s Note: Mini Burger Truck posts a schedule on its website and tweets exact locations so diners can find them.
BY CHERYL ANWAY
THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz
Natomas played host to the vanguard of gourmet trucks Thursday.
Parked in an office park off Gateway Oaks, you would think celebrity or famous rock bank was in town from the crowd lined up to order some burgers and fries from Mini Burger Truck. The mobile eatery, which makes regular stops in Natomas, has struck a chord with their fresh mini sliders, delicious fries and addictive sweet potato tots.
We arrived around 11:45 a.m., and wished we had come earlier. While no doubt the line was long, it moved quickly given everything on the menu is made fresh to order. Two people hustled inside the truck making food while another took orders and handed them out when ready.
T and I opted to get one of each burger plus an order of fries and tater tots. I chose the Ninja and Da Philly. The Ninja’s sauce was fresh with some spice and Da Philly was tender and juicy with just the right amount of condiments, freshly sautéed mushrooms and cheese. T’s Cowbell came with spicy pepper jack cheese and a sweet and tangy barbeque sauce. The OG was a classic burger with cheese, tomato, lettuce and secret sauce.
Overall, we were very impressed. The burgers were cooked to medium with a perfect sear on the outside. Tender and juicy, each slider was bursting with flavor. The fresh buns impressed by containing all the messiness — these are very filling burgers!
The fries were a bit too salty for my taste (I rarely use salt in day-to-day cooking), but the tater tots were flat-out amazing. The dipping sauce is so awesome, be sure to ask for a second container.
T and I shared a little of our lunch with coworkers (just a little) and the consensus is: Mini Burger Truck is well worth the wait. Next time — and there will be a next time — we’ll go early and try to beat the lines.
When the Mini Burger Truck rolls through Natomas again, I’ll be there ready for them.
*If you forget cash, that’s okay, the Mini Burger Truck also takes credit cards.
|THE NINJA, DA PHILLY AND HAND-CUT FRIE|