I know it's cliche, but as a foodie I utterly adore the current food truck explosion. There is nothing better than taking something amazing (like gourmet burgers using local ingredients, for instance) and making it more accessible and convenient. At the risk of being a bad little reviewer and picking favorites, I have to say Grind is my favorite Louisville food truck so far.
Two friends and I found Grind parked outside Headliners on a wicked cold, drizzly night. We shivered together under the heat lamp and waited for our hamburgers to finish cooking, which didn't take too long. The young man who took our order was friendly and patient, and though the weather was frightful, the fare was well worth the wait. We snatched our food out of his hands (after paying the $8-$12 for each hamburger, the prices at Grind shift slightly depending on how much material costs) and dashed inside to devour our haul.
The verdict? The B&B Burger, with brie, bacon and pepper jelly quickly rose to the top ten of my favorite Louisville burgers list. Brie is not a cheese often paired with hot ground beef, but the tang of the mild soft cheese was exactly what was needed to set off the crackly bacon and sweet hot jelly. The meat was truly well seasoned, with a great texture, and I am really picky about my ground beef these days. The While-U-Wait (aka Sailor Jerry) with rum glaze, jalapeno and ginger pickled pineapple, and rousong (dried and shredded pork) was an Asian inspired zing to the taste buds.
I hate to even mention it, because obviously I adore Grind, but our medium rare burgers were definitely well done. That being said, Grind is really worth a visit. You can check their twitter feed to see where they will be cooking next, I highly recommend you stop by!
photos: Elizabeth Orrick