I’ve made a promise to visit more food trucks this summer if my time allows. Fortunately the ICT Pop-Up Park has been a fantastic spot to give different ones a try. I’ve been trying to mix it up with some of the lesser known trucks and some of the more popular trucks often found at rallies. The latest stop but me to Smokin’ Diner. They’ve long been on my list to try and finally made it there recently.
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Instead of describing what Smokin’ Diner is all about, I’ll let their own profile page tell the story:
At Smokin Diner we take pride in our work taking the time to ensure all of our dishes are gourmet and delicious. Our brisket, pulled pork, ribs, ham, turkey, hot links and other meats are all hickory smoked for 16 hours! We do more than smoking! We also offer a wide variety of cuisine including soups, salads, sandwiches, nachos, tacos, and more!
Not only did I make the visit but many colleagues did as well. We ordered a little bit of everything like the brisket dinner with sides, the pulled pork taco, hot link sandwich, and the smokin’ Philly. I was only able to get a picture of two items.
Let’s start with the sides. Honestly nothing to rave about here. The beans I was told had BBQ sauce inside of them. They had a strong brown sugar taste to them; its all that really stuck out to me. Then the potato salad was fairly basic.
The brisket was much better. At first glance, it looked as if it would be really dry but that wasn’t the case. It was tender, pretty juice and had an extremely delicious smoky flavor to it. I’m no BBQ expert at all so I can’t get into the mechanics of it all, none of us that tried it were but all my taste buds would tell me was, “It’s pretty friggin good, Eddy.”
Next up was the taco. This was my favorite part of the meal. Smokin’ Diner recommended it with pulled pork and it hit the spot. Another colleague saw mine and decided to order one and was thrilled she did. The tortilla was cooked almost to the point where it had the texture of a quesadilla and then stuffed with cheddar cheese, lettuce, sour cream, green onions and your choice of BBQ sauce or salsa. We had it both ways and both were phenomenal. While I enjoyed the brisket, the pulled pork was much better.
As for the Philly and the hot link sandwich, I was told they were fantastic meals. They had it separately so I was unable to really catch any more comments or pictures. All I know is there were happy plates and happy stomachs afterwards.
I’m glad I was finally able to knock Smokin’ Diner off my list. It’s been a long time coming and can definitely recommend them. Just another good BBQ food truck in the huge fleet of them in town.
Here’s the menu: