Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beach Fries

Beach Fries and So Much More on UrbanspoonJune 25, 2011 Beach Fries is a first for this web site.  Beach Fries is a food truck that travels the Fredericksburg, VA area, service their name sake food, along with some other sandwich items as well.  They post their location on their web site and also via twitter using the handle gotbeachfries where they will tell you any last minute updates.  We decided to check them out while they were located in Hurkamp Park, at the farmer's market on a Saturday morning.

This food truck is hard to miss. If you are looking for it, it is the big orange panel truck with Beach Fries painted on it.  We located the truck easily, and took a look at the menu.  As you can see in the picture below, they offer some grilled sandwiches, in addition to their signature beach fries.
Beach Fries Food Truck
Beach Fries Menu (click to enlarge)
We settled on some fries, a chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce, and an ear of deep fried corn.

Our items were ready in a few minutes, and we decided to enjoy an unplanned picnic right there in Hurkamp Park.

Let's jump right to their signature item: the fries.  The fries were delicious and obviously made to order, given how perfectly they were cooked.  We tried them the was I used to have them on the boardwalk, which is with a little malt vinegar.  The fries were great that way.  I found they actually stayed more crispy than the ones I remember eating so many years ago, which is a good thing,
Beach Fries Food Truck
Beach Fries and Fried Corn on the Cob (click to enlarge)
We then tried the fried corn on the cob.  I don't think I have ever had corn on the cob deep fried before.  The deep frying takes the corn flavor and intensifies the flavor in a way that is simply amazing.  The corn almost tasted as if it had been sweetened.  The intensification of the flavors is simply something you must try sometime, if you have not ever had deep fried corn on the cob.

Finally, there is the chicken sandwich pictured below.  I was somewhat concerned when I tried to pick it up because the bun had become somewhat soggy, so maybe next time I will ask for the BBQ sauce on the side.  Did you catch that next time?  Yes, there will be a next time.  It was simply one of the best chicken sandwiches I have had in my recent memory.  It had super fresh ingredients.  I guess if you are serving food at the farmer's market, you had better get the tomatoes right there, and the tomato on the sandwich tasted like it had been picked that morning.

If you read this site much, you will know there is a lot of unhappiness with overcooked chicken served by various restaurants.  I am pleased to report that this chicken was perfectly cooked and seasoned!  It was almost a delicacy out of a truck and made the picnic a simple prize to cap off the morning.
Beach Fries Food Truck
Chicken Sandwich (click to enlarge)
I was so impressed with Beach Fries that I added their twitter stream to my twitter stream,  

I can't post the usual map, so I recommend using the above links to either check out their web site, or follow them on twitter.

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