I finally found the New Orleans food truck! I've been talking back and forth with them on twitter and I finally met up with them Tuesday night at 1am in the 5th and Race parking lot. It looks like I got there at just the right time. They were running out of food.
Here's the truck. It sure is a colorful addition to the Cincinnati food truck collection. If you dine truckside you get to eat while listening to authentic New Orleans music from their speakers.
I got to speak with the owner, his wife works inside the truck with her mother and their family friend. He showed me pictures of his girls and made sure that even though you were in the middle of downtown, that you felt at home. You definitely get the family vibe from them. When I walked up they knew me immediately. The owner saw my fleur de lis tattoo and it was my secret password to the authentic Nawlins hookup! I saw some people eating that definitely got there earlier than me. They had told them that this was the best food they had had all week during their trip to Cincinnati. What does that tell you?
Here's the mac and cheese which I got for free! Yay me! It was creamy and cheesy, what more could you ask for? Simple, delicious macaroni and cheese.
In the paper wrapper is the side of corn bread that I ordered. I am a sucker for cornbread and a bigger sucker for those who can do it right. What does that mean? It's pretty simple. If you make cornbread - throw some kernel corn in it. It makes a HUGE difference.
Look at this giant shrimp filled beast! They piled my Po' Boy full of hot and crisp fried shrimp on a huge bread roll. I ripped apart one of the shrimp and it was incredibly fresh tasting and crisp. It had fresh romaine lettuce and tomato with mayo and they topped it off with their glaze. The glaze is what makes this sandwich divine. It looks at glance to be a simple barbecue sauce or something of the like. When you taste it, it is obviously a sweeter, stickier sauce and after a couple seconds it has a slow burn that is spicy and pleasant. I would put this glaze on plain rice and eat it for days, happily.
I have never been to New Orleans so I certainly cannot compare the foods but I do know good food and this is the jackpot.
I will definitely be back to try their other menu items. Next time I will arrive early to see my new friends before they run out of food.