In my travels I have ran across many different types of food. Today I found a great new small local business that is pure food truck ecstasy and I hope sticks around for the long haul… No pun intended Seth! My friend Seth Nash owns and operates his own food truck called A Taste Of Culture LLC. I am a fairly picky eater and everyone that knows me, knows that I go to the same restaurants and order the same thing – every time. I am a little OCD when it comes to trying a new food and that feeling that I may just be wasting my money, so I stick with the safe bet and order what I already know and love! That may sound pretty boring to all the food junkies out there, but bare in mind I make up for excitement when it comes to being a full blooded ADHD individual.
So I was thinking to myself today (I know that can be a scary thing!), I would love to go eat right about now. I really do love my Big Mac combo number one – just ask my wife. In fact, she said to me once “We need to become vegetarian in this house” – “It’s a healthier diet.” I said, “Well that is fine, we can do that, but if you catch me sneaking out and having a love affair with a Big Mac in the darkness of night behind a dumpster then it is your fault!” Dare I say? This house never went the vegetarian route. So I decided, YES you guessed it, to go get my beloved combo number one. I jumped into my truck and took off like a bat out of hell bee lining to those golden arches. All of a sudden I saw this cool blue and bright green color to my left off Highway 127 in the Take 5 parking lot. I thought to myself, “I see my favorite colors!” I looked over real fast and saw this food truck sitting proud and pretty, glistening in the sun like some angel beckoning me to go to the light. (Insert angelic music here.)
I thought to myself, “Hmmm, that looks like something worth while. So I made a U-Turn (sorry corporate golden arches, I still love you though Big Mac) and headed back to that beautiful blue and green truck I spied earlier. And I am glad I made that now infamous U-Turn. I walked up to A Taste Of Culture not only to meet Seth and Gabby, but to also taste a bit of the culture they were offering on today’s menu. After I ordered we stood talking while my food was being prepared (lucky for me they had time to sit and talk). We talked about where they are from and our great nation of individuals and my travels to Spain. We discussed different types of food and how they want to help bring unity back to this nation – one delicious dish at a time. That was music to my ears and great delight to my senses. I ordered the Hawaiian Escape burger and it was huge – topped with sauteed onions, cheese, a beautifully caramelized pineapple ring, mixed leafy greens and tomato slices. It also came with a side of fries. I was coming closer to that euphoric ecstasy I was searching for at lunch time. As we stood and talked about different foods and how my wife would love for him to make a true Maryland Crab Cake, since she is a true blue Marylander and always will be, we also talked about his BBQ and Cuban sandwiches. My wife can devour a good Cuban sandwich within minutes! He gave me a sample of his BBQ and it was so tender and melt in your mouth and full of flavor. Then he let me sample his homemade mustard… OHHHH MY GOSH!!! That was some of the creamiest mustard I have ever had in my life. Now I know when it comes to food quirks and expectations, they can vary as much as snowflakes or finger prints. And when we have something set in our mind and we bite into it and it doesn’t go how we were expecting it to, our brains can play medieval hell on us. This definitely was not one of those times for me. (By the way, that is not something we should ever give negative reviews about when it comes to someone’s business, that is just poor behavior due to our personal quirks.)
At the end of the day, I can say this for sure, Seth can cook up a hurricane of taste bud ecstasy and he is a great humble guy on top of that! He and Gabby are the pineapple ring and sauteed onions on top of that food truck ecstasy in my Hawaiian Escape! Go visit them on location and on Facebook and you will see what I mean.