This past weekend I joined Lauren at the Philly Food Truck Festival near the UPenn and Drexel campuses. I claim Philly as my first home so food trucks are basically my uncles. I don’t know if that makes me part food truck but I’m all for it either way.
While there were a ton of great foods on offering one stood all the way out for us – the meat pies at The Flying Pie Guy. Run by a pack of wild Australian blokes, this truck is the real deal. Their thing is 4 inch wide pies stuffed with different meaty fillings. The first one I tried was the “Tradie” featuring grass fed ground beef, bacon, cheddar and gravy. This thing was crazy good. I found myself holding it in two hands like a sandwich and trying not to mess up my brand new JustGrubbin tee. It was perfectly oozy and gave me about half an orgasm.
The second pie I tried definitely stole the show and completed my orgasmic lunch soirée. The “Smokey Sam” is filled with BBQ pulled pork of the tenderest stock. That’s it. No bells and whistles. The sauce is a little sweet with a hint of tang, but the overall flavor just bursts forth. The pork was perfectly, perfectly cooked and my date had to physically restrain me from going back for more (I escaped and went back for more. I do what I want).
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Flying Pie Guy’s actual truck. Well designed and Aussie as can be, you’ll definitely spot it if you’re ever in the vicinity. I was a big fan of the kangaroo and boomerang decor. I guess it helped that inside was street food of the highest caliber. Go get yourself some. You’ve earned it.