Various Triangle Parking Lots
This picture shamelessly stolen from their Facebook page.
Despite the fact that I really want to spell it bahgeddaboudit, I can’t resist a food truck with a good pun for a name. A good bun, in this case, too. Baguetteaboutit is one soldier in the Triangle’s army of food trucks, and I’ve had their sandwich rolls twice now. The first time was in Raleigh the night that the Natural Life and Science Museum opened their new wing. The second time was at lunch during the Sustainable Classroom at TerraVITA in Chapel Hill. Unlike some food trucks, they don’t appear to have a regular schedule of locations. They seem to move on to greener pastures pretty much every day, which I imagine is good for getting more people exposed to their inventive food.
That food is simple: a french baguette hollowed out so a sausage can be shoved inside of it along with some sauce. That’s all it is, but the combinations cover a vast spectrum of global cuisine. Chicken spinach sausage with tzatziki sauce? Bratwurst with mustard? You bet. They manage to make the experience of ordering fun, too, through the use of cute paper bags the sandwich rolls are delivered in and ordered on.
The grease spots make it look more appetizing, right?
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View of downtown Minneapolis from our hotel room. Click for a better view.
In the last Minneapolis Blogging post, we had some tasty treats on Eat Street after an afternoon spent at the Sculpture Garden. What could possibly be left to do in Minneapolis on this five-day trip? A stroll through Lowry Hill and around the Lake of Isles and a few more memorable meals, that’s what. Lowry Hill is an upscale and midscale residential district directly south of downtown, and I discovered quite a lot of lovely houses with gardens as I walked through it.
I love when ivy overtakes a home.
Wouldn’t you like that porch?
I also reached my brunch destination, the Lowry (2112 Hennepin Avenue).
They bill themselves as an urban dinner with a focus on burgers, whiskey, oysters, and eggs.
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Bryan Center Plaza
$3.75—$4.50 per dog
Cash or Duke meal points only
Pauly Dogs is a cart that permanently resides on the pedestrian bridge at the Bryan Center Plaza on Duke’s campus. Being a fan of hot dogs with crazy toppings—-it’s more about the toppings than the meat for me—-I decided I ought to give it a try.
You can get standard all-beef hotdogs, 1/4 lb. all beef-hotdogs, chicken dogs, chicken sausages, spicy beef sausages, bratwurst, or vegetarian dogs. The price of a dog includes whatever toppings you want, and there are many choices on that menu! The options include your standards like chili and chopped onions, of course, but it ranges to ones like crushed potato, bbq, or Dorito chips to marsala sauce and Spaghetti O’s.
Now if you’re like me, that many choices can be overwhelming, so Pauly Dogs has a list of at least thirty different flavor combinations right next to the register, including a bunch of vegetarian ones. Just pick one of those at random, and you’ll probably be okay as long as you’re adventurous. My choices were the macaroni and cheese dog and the teriyaki dog.
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