Old World Food Truck Pop-Up at La Victoria [San Francisco]
Many thanks to Windy, who clued me into the Jewish pop-up at La Victoria, where I experienced the best knish of my knish-eating career. To-die-for flaky exterior, fluffy potato center without a hint of gumminess...I ate only one, but easily could have downed three.
Other than that, we split a chicken schnitzel and short rib borscht, and both were good. Particularly the schnitzel, with spice caraway honey and and apple-cabbage slaw. Borscht was good, but I prefer a more grounded root-y, beety flavor.
The dine-in situation, in the back of La Victoria Bakery, looked lovely. We took it to go, which caused more confusion that we expected. When we asked if they had serving utensils to go, the guy stared blankly at us and said "Not...really?" Luckily we walked past home on the way to Shotwell's, and picked up our own, but probably a good idea to plan to dine in.
Excellent. I loved the borscht when I had it in September.
Was there broccoli in this week's knish? Kenny admitted last week that the knish I tried was the first batch he'd attempted.
La Victoria is a great place to hang out, day time or for any of their evening popups. It's a cozy welcoming space. Need to get back to Slow Taco Sundays again soon.
Old World Food Truck is now in the regular rotation at the Truck Stop on Mission.
I got the chicken "schnitzelwich" ($8) and it's delicious -- freshly fried crisp-breaded chicken pieces, topped with sweet apple cabbage slaw and pungent pickled onions on a crunchy grilled Acme roll. All the flavors are really well-balanced and the textures are delightful. The little bread and butter pickle slices on the side made we want a whole jar.
I'm a gourmet food-truck skeptic: a lot of the time, I don't think they're worth the hype. This one is.