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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Falkor at Adam's Grub Truck

Posted By on Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

  • Lou Bustamante

Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.

The Truck: Adam's Grub Truck

The Cuisine: Over-the-top sandwiches with an Asian kick

Specialty Items: Anything fried between two buns

Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 7 minutes from the end of the line to food in hand.

Today's food truck review marks the last one for the season until we return back in action in March. Between the demand of the holidays, the slow down in new trucks at this time of year, and my doctor's threats, it's time to hibernate from the food truck reviews for a bit.

For the last one we go possibly the most embellished sandwich of all -- the Falkor ($9.50, spiced panko crusted fried chicken, pepper jack cheese, bacon, jumbo fried egg, Asian slaw, hot sauce) from Adam's Grub Truck.

See also: Food Truck Bite of the Week: Kickin' It Old World

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Headbanging to Fryin' Maiden at Brass Knuckle

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Fryway to Heaven at Architect's Kitchen

Named after the luck dragon in The Neverending Story, the Falkor sandwich speaks to me on many levels. Between the '80s movie and video game dragon references on the menu (like the Double Dragon, Draco -- the name of the last dragon in the film Dragonheart), along with the unapologetically excessive nature of the sandwich, the Falkor taps directly into those who are looking for a crazy food truck experience, or are simply unbelievably stoned. Both will be happy here.

The heft of the sandwich is apparent when you first pick it up, and the magnitude of it is as well when you first try to take a bite. The crisp fried chicken is juicy, and slaw a nice mixture of creamy and tangy, and bacon adding a nice smoky dragon's breath to the whole sandwich. While the combination sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen, it is also deceptively balanced. The Asian slaw and vinegary hot sauce do commendable work keeping the greasy feelings at bay, and the egg acts more as a condiment than topping, melding with the hot sauce and soaking into the brioche bun.

The Falkor succeeds in a rare moment when more is actually more. While the sandwich may not be Neverending, the Falkor is a lucky sandwich for those in need of bracing sustenance, no matter how big or small the quest you have before you.

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