Food Cart Dining - Madison, WI
I just started working in Madison this week after living in Minneapolis/Milwaukee for the past 10 years. A previous poster had mentioned eating at the food carts for lunch in Madison. Does anyone have recommendations/reviews of the various carts? Any have to try items?
Thanks in advance.
If you have time to visit the Library Mall regularly, I'd suggest working your way through all the carts. They all have their virtues.
Among my favorites --
--Dorowot (an Ethiopian dish) from Buraka.
--Jerk Pork or Chicken with red beans and rice from Jamerica.
--Spicy Crazy Noodles from Sukkothai
--A wonderful eggplant stir-fry (I forgot its name) from Thai House...though it never seems to be on the menu any more.
--Ayam Semur from the Indonesian cart. The krupuk crackers are addictive.
--Fried catfish from Val's Cookout Express.
My absolute favorite cart is the least exotic one on the mall: Ingrid's Lunchbox. Ingrid's menu is based on the sorts of items you'd find in a small-town cafe -- sort of a Chatterbox Cafe on wheels -- but cooks the food with the subtlety of a trained chef -- which she is, so it's really good. My favorite is beef rouladen with onion soup (which she hasn't served for a while, unfortunately) but it's all good.
By the way, if you go to the carts for lunch every day, you'll hear a lot of piccolo solos. Hope that's OK.