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Food truck review: City Street Grille, rolling in gold

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Posted 2:46pm on Friday, Mar. 23, 2012

They say the streets of heaven are paved with gold, and while I hope not to confirm that for many, many years, I can confirm that Dallas streets, via City Street Grille are paved with Rolled Gold, which are as close to heavenly perfection as I have found. This was the item that I told Eater Dallas was the best thing I ate in 2011.

Its taken me awhile to post about City Street Grille because I like to try several items from a truck before I blog about it. I've been to City Street Grille several times hoping to sample various items but every time, I walk up, get one smell of the Rolled Gold and the menu board goes fuzzy and thoughts of the blog go away; the only thing that matters is that I say three words, "Rolled Gold please."


Rolled Gold, otherwise known as chicken and Hong Kong waffles, is the best meal I have had from a food truck, so far. The chicken is a lightly breaded piece of white meat, laid on a Hong Kong style waffle and topped with hot peppercorn gravy.  I promise you, it tastes even better than it sounds! For those not familiar with a Hong Kong waffle, it is basically an "inside out" waffle with little pods rather than divots. The waffle has a richer, sweeter flavor than a traditional waffle and when paired with the meatiness of the chicken and spiciness of the peppercorn gravy, it is an amazing taste sensation.

City Street Grille rotates its menu, so some days Rolled Gold is not available, but the good news is that you're treated to things such as the recently introduced brisket tacos with salsa and a side of jalapeno rice. The brisket was melt-in-your-mouth good and the fresh salsa was tasty. I had a preference for the tomatillo salsa; like I would have preferred a jar to take home. So good! The rice was very flavorful, not too hot -- just enough to let you know the jalapenos were there.

City Street Grille also offers Dr Pepper sliders and other menu items, on a rotating basis. The sliders had a sweet tangy sauce on the beef, along with grilled onions. A nice treat for a Friday night in the Arts District.

City Street Grille was the first hot truck permitted in Dallas and is still one of the hardest to catch up with. They cater many private events and are not open to the public as often as some of the other trucks, so be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find out when they are out and what the menu of the day is.

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