Just because Labor Day weekend is here doesn’t mean that Food Truck Summer is over — at least, not yet. Today Kish, Russell and I headed down to Dinin’ Hall on a beautiful blue sky day for another taste of the best Columbus’ mobile cuisine corps has to offer. We found an impossible choice: the Green Meanie, or Dos Hermanos? Because I’ve already relished and celebrated the Green Meanie’s wonderful shiznite panko-crusted dog, this time we decided to head south of the border.
Let’s see, what to order? Tacos, tamales, quesadilla, or a grande burrito? Hmmm . . . well, we’re just going to have to declare a lunchtime exception to the no-carb/low-carb regimen and dig right in, aren’t we? And when there is a dish with “grande” as part of the title, how can you possibly choose something else? So three grande burritos it was, made with barbacoa and the works — although, in a sheepish nod to dietary discipline, I asked for mine without rice.
We promptly received three freshly made burritos that were approximately the size of a bodybuilder’s forearm. How to eat them? The thoughtful proprietors provided a fork that Kish — being a highly genteel person — politely used to good effect. Russell and I, on the other hand, decided to eschew social convention and use the two-handed approach. In my case, this was a thinly disguised excuse to lick my fingers and feel some of the juice from the combined ingredients run down my chin. And what a combination! The first heaping mouthful was grande, indeed, with pico delgallo, cilantro, sour cream and the other sauces mixing to pack a powerful flavor punch. Whew! For $8, the Dos Hermanos grande burrito has to be one of the great bargains in the Columbus food universe.
We shared Dinin’ Hall today with a large group from the United Way that was touring the Franklinton area. One of that party asked another what Dos Hermanos met, and nodded approvingly when the response was “two brothers.” I don’t speak Spanish, but I do know this: those two brothers can cook. Their truck is cool looking, too.