Monday, September 27, 2010
Burger Challenge #19
Cafe de Wheels! click the link for locations! It's the gourmet roach coach! I can't stop exclamating!!!!!!!!!!! not because the food is fantastic, but, because Mark Twain undocumentedly said, "I hope the end of the world comes when I am in Cincinnati, because everything happens there 10 years later."* There are souped up trucks all over the west coast and beaches with things like papusarias, creperies, and the big gay ice cream truck in NYC and we've finally come up to speed. I've eaten at Cafe de wheels twice already while working at the Main Library, and it's a quick, easy lunch.
Here's the best part of the whole experience. I've eaten there twice before. I went on this day because Mr. Pie and I were going to order burgers and take pictures of it for y'all.
We waited for our food.
They called out, "Tim!" and a man in a suit came up and grabbed a bag.
They called out, "Susie!" and a woman in a demin dress grabbed a bag.
Mr. Pie says to me, " did you give them your name?"
I say, "No."
THEY REMEMBERED MY NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after only 2 previous trips!
That is alone worth all the stars in the food-blog-o-sphere and all my love. Except, what I gave of my love to Mr. Pie's chicken sandwich, which, is the best thing on the menu.
You'll see that parked next door is Senor Roy's taco truck, and next to that was New Orleans To Go, which was featuring a daily special of glazed tilapia that everyone was smiling about.
This, below, is my burger. Since this is my burger, and my blog, I always get the burger and Mr. Pie gets whatever he wants, as long as he shares.
The fried chicken sandwich is what we recommend going for. It's the bomb.
The fries are generous for $2.
One of the two previous times I've eat Cafe de Wheels, I had the Key Lime Tart. I didn't plan on ordering dessert, but was told, "we have key lime tarts today, and they're half-off. Would you like one?" I LOVE KEY LIME PIE.
So I said, "sure."
When my credit bill came later that month, they hadn't even charged me the paltry sum for it, so I really can't tell you how much it was, but when it speaks to Mr. Pie and my love for him and our honeymoon to Key West, I can't say no. When they have it again, get it.
* Cincinnatians love to say this and self-efface themselves, but, seriously, there's no proof he ever said it...which just means we need it all that more.
This is the tenth trip of our burger challenge; to eat at all 40 places on Cincinnati Magazine's list of the best burgers in town and Cafe de Wheels was number 19 on the list, hence the title of this post.
Here is what we've had so far:
# 7 Oakley Pub and Grill
#9 Keystone Bar and Grill
#25 Chalk Food + Wine
#26 Five Guys
#28 Doris and Sonny's Homelike Restaurant
#35 Gordo's Cafe
#36 By Golly's
To see the photos from our hamburger Ohio trip, where we checked out the 6 best burgers in the state, according to George Motz, click here.
To see the photos of our Hamburger Honeymoon, click here