|Frisee aux lardons sandwich on a brioche bun|
Even though the novelty of gourmet food trucks has pretty much worn off in the nearly two years since they've taken off, it's still possible to get a jaded food blogger excited -- basically, just add bacon. The Lardon truck was launched by Silver Lake residents and parents Heather and Jeremiah Crowley, and Jeremiah says he plans to park the truck in the less-popular areas so as to not irk restaurant owners. In the evenings, he'll often be down the street from his house at Sunset and Coronado St. in Silver Lake. We found him in front of Gingergrass Friday morning in time for brunch. Brioche French toast sandwich with crumbled bacon sounded amazing, but since I love frisee aux lardons salad, I wanted to try their version on a brioche bun. The sandwich with a fried egg, a nice clump of frisee and several delicious crispy lardons was a fun twist on a salad, though a few more lardons would have made it even more decadent. If you're going to have a bacon truck, you might as well go all the way, right? Kathy had the breakfast burrito with potatoes, cheddar, and smoky thick-cut bacon, but said a good salsa would have made it even better. The Lardon truck is still getting its bacon legs, working on details like finding a coffee supplier to go with the Bacon pancakes, but it's certainly off to a savory start. We'll be back to work our way through the pancakes, French toast, and BLT with blue cheese.
Follow the Lardon truck here to find out where to get your bacon on.