Best Food Cart 2012
May 1, 2012
GOLD: RE-UP BBQ
Silver: Taco Fino | Bronze: Roaming Dragon | Honourable Mentions: Nu Greek & La Brasserie
How wonderful that we live in a city that can finally sustain a food-cart culture (and even carry grudges when a beloved vendor like Coma shuts down). Last year’s Silver winner, Re-Up, takes Gold this year for its “knock-your-socks-off” pulled-pork sandwich; judges sang odes to the generous, juicy, smoky slow roast pillowed in a Portuguese bun. (Watch for a bricks-and-mortar shop coming to New West.) Taco Fino struck Silver for its unbeatable fish tacos, and Roaming Dragon hung onto the podium (post chef Don Letendre) thanks to deeply flavoured short-rib tacos and crunchy fried-rice balls. Greek purveyor Nu and Franco-German hyphenate La Brasserie took Honourable Mentions.