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Food trucks roll onto San Antonio scene

by Emily Moore | Staff Writer

Due to constant talk of a certain venue, I decided to venture into a world most see as somewhat “iffy”: the realm of food trucks. I headed to Boardwalk on Bulverde, a friendly, easygoing collaboration of mobile restaurants from all over the city.

Boardwalk on Bulverde is the type of place that hosts Cinco de Mayo celebrations and Angry Birds tournaments with open arms. Cinco de Mayo, as the name depicts, has already passed, but the Angry Birds tournament will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm for all of the apple gamers of the local community.

Now, let’s get to the more important stuff. (No offense guys, but I wasn’t there to play games.) Boardwalk has different trucks for different foods, and each one seems to serve a purpose. There’s a definite space between each truck, but they all seem to compliment each other.

A burger from the Toastie Buns food truck.

Toastie Buns– Known for their gourmet burgers that are quite delicious, and fries that are “better than the one’s you’re eating,” (according to my sister), their cuisine is a nice take on traditional American food.

Saweet Cupcakes- Due to the amount of icing I ingested for my Valentine’s day cupcake review, I was unable to eat – or be anywhere close to – what this truck had to offer. Yet, on the bright side, there was a pretty steady flow of customers to the truck, so I recommend giving it a try. But pace yourself; you really can have too much.

Tin Can Tacos- These were good. They really were. I tried the mini carnitas tacos, were served with queso fresco, cilantro, and grilled onions. Now, this is basically just nitpicking, but they were a little on the dry side. Not reminiscent of the Sahara, but enough to need limes. Other than that, they were scrumptious. In addition to the tacos, tortas, and chips, there is the homemade salsa. They have three different styles, and all are good. Just watch out for the habanero; it’s sneaky hot.

Bistro Six- When you think grilled cheese, you think plain white bread, lightly toasted, with melty gooey cheddar cheese. Simple, right? Well, Bistro Six has revamped this classic sandwich. Their version includes several spectacular cheeses and perfectly toasted sourdough bread. Eat it. Don’t ask questions, just do it.

Wheelie Gourmet-Don’t let the Moroccan style approach scare you, this place knows what they’re doing. Offering up gyros, sweet potato fries, and other traditionally modern dishes with Moroccan fare. Even if you only get a side of fries, don’t miss this place.

Just one of the variations of Rc's Heavenly Dogs.

Rc’s Heavenly Dogs– Ah, the all-American staple: the hotdog. Something I would never quite indulge in as a child due to a story I heard from a relative who thought he was being clever. After hearing a story that implanted the idea in my head that hotdogs were made out of real dogs, I was skeptical of the hotdog for a while. But, eventually, when I gained some common sense, I realized that they were made from animals already used for meat. So no biggy. Well, enough of that. Rc’s dogs are just what the name says: heavenly. The meat they use is pure, perfectly salty, and really moist. They’re great. The toppings compliment the dog in ways not expected. Whichever type you choose, you will not be disappointed.

So, the next time you’re down Bulverde and everyone in your car wants something different, drive into Boardwalk on Bulverde and have a look around.

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    hiDec 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    this place is so nice especially the cupcakes.

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