Monday, March 26, 2012

Rocket Fine Street Food, Food Truck, Providence, Rhode Island

Ladies weekends away...a time when girlfriends come together to catch up, explore a new place, and chat abut whatever pleases and ails them.  At the last minute Jen and Aimee and I found that our schedules changed and manuevered and somehow we all ended up with some time to spend together this past weekend.  As we're all just a tiny bit food obsessed (Im sorry- is that news?  I'm sure I just let the cat out of the bag on that one ;-) ) we decided to head down to Providence, RI both to explore and to check out the culinary museum at Johson and Wales University. 

Now as I've said before, when I head out of Boston I am usually armed with a long list of restaurants that I want to try.  This time however, time was tight and I travelled down to Rhode Island with my pals with no itinerary.  Jen had been told of a food truck that sounded fantastic- the Rocket Fine Street Food.

Known for their burgers made with 100% Nieman Ranch pure Angus beef, we made a beeline for their truck when we made it to town.  I as tempted as I was by a soothing cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese that was proudly displayed on their menu, I knew I'd regret ordering anything but a burger.  I finally settled on the Red Planet- a single flat patty, topped with red leaf lettuce and a homemade organic tomato jam- this burger was then sandwiched into a roll from Providence local bakery- Taunton Avenue.  The roll had been lightly toasted lending just a slight, satisfying crunch to each bite. Otherwise pillowy, this bun gave way to the meaty burger, pure beef flavor, and only lightly seasoned allowing the natural flavor to be enhanced and not overwhelmed.  The tomato jam teetered the line between tangy and sweet, and with it's lovely natural acidity the condiment perked up the burger flavor.  I found every bite to have good texture contrast and wonderful flavor.

The Rocket Food Truck definitely kicked off our trip to Providence on the right foot.  They can be found at various locations all over the city- you can track their location on line on Twitter and on their website


Jen said...

My burger was delicious as well. So glad Hubby's mom told me about the food truck!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Ladies weekends are the best. Sounds like you had a blast!

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