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bacon on wheels food truck

corvette johnny Aug 16, 2013 12:26 PM

My coworker just told me about this truck that he saw on news 12.

Has anyone been? I just signed up for their mailing list so hopefully I can track this truck down.

That deepfried bacon looks serious!

Slab Bacon, first slow roasted, then sliced SUPER THICK, skewered on a 12” stick, batter dipt and deep fried. Served with Chipotle BBQ.

http://www.bacononwheels.com/

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    coldsolderjoint RE: corvette johnny Aug 16, 2013 12:58 PM

    We have eaten his food twice.

    once was the deep fried slab bacon. It was delicious. Especially with the maple sauce. Just keep in mind, it was exactly how he described. A Really thick pork belly bacon. My wife and I like our bacon crispy, so this had a good amount of fat left on it.

    The second time we happened upon him in Asbury Park and we had the bacon and waffle sandwich. Which was really awesome as well.

    We saw him on Wednesday at the free concert on sandy hook.

    Good to see him getting around.

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      corvette johnny RE: coldsolderjoint Aug 16, 2013 01:40 PM

      NICE! can you track him somehow or is it just luck of the draw? not a facebook but I suppose I could check that out daily LOL

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        corvette johnny RE: coldsolderjoint Aug 16, 2013 01:45 PM

        I'd recommend this truck too since you seem kind of local

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/910396

      2. equal_Mark RE: corvette johnny Aug 16, 2013 07:05 PM

        Might we assume that given where this note was posted that this truck is located somewhere in NJ? Somewhere between Cape May and High Point perhaps? ;-)

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          Curlz RE: equal_Mark Aug 16, 2013 07:06 PM

          YES! A quick look at the website lists a number of places from north to south where he'll be over the next few weeks.

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            equal_Mark RE: Curlz Aug 16, 2013 07:18 PM

            All I see are 3 "Special Events," 2 at Monmouth Park. Is this a real food truck with actual retail locations or just someone's hobby?

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              coldsolderjoint RE: equal_Mark Aug 16, 2013 09:16 PM

              looks like the most accurate info is probably on twitter

              https://twitter.com/BaconOnWheels

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                jrvedivici RE: equal_Mark Aug 17, 2013 05:57 AM

                Always amazed at the amount of effort expended here when discussing the status of an establishment . Is it open? Is it closed? Where is it?

                Hint...
                Link to website included in original post. Click on it.

                Phone number included in website. Call it.

                Or if you check the link and read the website you would read;

                The truck will be available to guests three ways, featured at festivals and fairs across the tri state area (schedules of events will be listed on its facebook page), the truck can be rented and used for private catered affairs (dates are already booking fast for the summer and fall of 2013..call 732-540-5001 to reserve yours today!) and it will operate “freestyle” vending its retail menu curbside in towns and cities where permits are available. When in “freestyle” mode look for the “Bacon On Wheels” truck late night outside of new Jersey’s hottest clubs and bars. Sign up on twitter and foursquare to follow and find out where you can get your “craving cured”.

                Yep all seems to be there!

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                  Curlz RE: jrvedivici Aug 17, 2013 06:06 AM

                  +1 on all of that!! :-)

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                    equal_Mark RE: jrvedivici Aug 17, 2013 10:09 AM

                    So, no real schedule, just "Look for us late at night somewhere in NJ..."

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                      seal RE: equal_Mark Aug 17, 2013 11:14 AM

                      As a fat guy who loves bacon and goes to bed early, I am not happy with that sentence!

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              Dori Murray RE: corvette johnny Aug 17, 2013 07:50 AM

              They are at Monmouth Park today.

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                TomT RE: Dori Murray Aug 17, 2013 10:02 PM

                And they won for their (non-bacon) soft shell crab taco today. From their facebook page: "#‎bacononwheels‬ wins the "Most Delicious" award at the Shore Chef Crab Cookoff at Monmouth Park Racetrack!!!" Their facebook and twitter seem to update their locations as they happen. I think they make the Sandy Hook Wednesday concerts a regular stop.

                I had their bacon on a stick at the Bradley Lobsterfest. Very tasty.

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                joonjoon RE: corvette johnny Aug 18, 2013 11:50 AM

                I don't understand how a food truck can sell ~1/2 lb of bacon for nine bucks.

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                  jrvedivici RE: joonjoon Aug 19, 2013 04:41 AM

                  I don't know, but I might have to take a trip to one of their events to find out!

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                    TomT RE: jrvedivici Aug 19, 2013 09:44 AM

                    This was about half of the order I received at Bradley Beach.

                     
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                      corvette johnny RE: TomT Aug 19, 2013 10:52 AM

                      is that the deepfried bacon?

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                        TomT RE: corvette johnny Aug 19, 2013 01:43 PM

                        No, it was billed as "bacon on a stick".

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                          jsfein RE: TomT Aug 19, 2013 02:17 PM

                          Coming from a guy who likes his bacon, I found this difficult to consume when I had it at the Monmouth Park food truck weekend. It kind of tasted like a really fatty piece of pork spare rib, but it was so fatty (maybe it was just the serving I received) that after a few bites I couldn't stomach it. (It was also one of the last things I ate after a long day of excessive eating, which may have also contributed to my giving up on it.)

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                            joonjoon RE: TomT Aug 20, 2013 08:38 AM

                            The bacon on a stick is the deep fried bacon. It's got two of those slabs on a stick and seems to be slow cooked then deep fried. It's served with a BBQ sauce.

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                              TomT RE: joonjoon Aug 20, 2013 11:45 AM

                              Thanks. I thought I read upthread about it being battered and then fried, which as you say, this was not.

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                              roro1831 RE: TomT Sep 9, 2013 02:25 PM

                              He was at the Asbury Park Oyster Fest over the weekend. I had the bacon on a stick and it was fantastic

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                        fourunder RE: joonjoon Aug 19, 2013 04:27 PM

                        The last time I was in the Manhattan, a slice of plain *Artisan* pizza was $7....the example shown by TomT easily looks like it twice the size or weight of what I've been receiving in Steakhouses lately....so no problem spending the price tag for me to give it a try to see if it's any good, or not.

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                          jrvedivici RE: fourunder Aug 20, 2013 07:31 AM

                          I have posted this in other bacon related threads, but I believe this is an example of what you are talking about.

                          Usually this is served with some kind of steak sauce (Peter Luger style) which does help it go down since it is a bit fatty and "tough'. I can see how eating it off a stick might be a slight challenge, although one I'm up for!

                           
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                            fourunder RE: jrvedivici Aug 20, 2013 07:54 AM

                            For me, thick crisp bacon, is a challenge to chew......although it's * Bacon on Wheels*.....most thicker cuts should be Pork Belly and softer with tender chew....like you would get from roast pig or twice cooked pork......at least for me.

                            Now what would impress me is it the Bacon on the stick came with the crispy crackling skin attached like on Porchetta.

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                              joonjoon RE: jrvedivici Aug 20, 2013 08:41 AM

                              Steak sauce? Pshaw. I like to eat my steakhouse/Luger style bacon with extra butter.

                              Now I miss Manhattan Steakhouse again.

                              The bacon on wheels bacon isn't "tough" the way steakhouse bacon is. It must be slow roasted first because it has that braised/slow cooked pork belly consistency.

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                          MarlboroMan RE: corvette johnny Oct 21, 2013 07:30 PM

                          I just tried this yesterday, for the first time. $10, but it was a large portion. (This was at Thompson Park Day in Middletown). Seriously delicious, very rich.. but I'm all baconed out for a while. :) Would I get it again? Maybe.

                          He's also going to be at this, this coming weekend:

                          http://foodtrucksin.com/events/fall-f...

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                            corvette johnny RE: MarlboroMan Oct 22, 2013 06:51 AM

                            Nice...wasn't there some kind of dog event at thompson park? (or was that sunday?)

                            I might have to check out englishtown this weekend.

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                              MarlboroMan RE: corvette johnny Oct 22, 2013 07:29 AM

                              Yeah, dogs in costumes or something. Kind of freaky. And yes, it was Sunday. Lots of stuff for kids. I stupidly bought 5 ride tickets at $2 a pop. Daughter freaked out on two rides. Not enough time to even give away the remaining tickets. Live and learn.

                              The bacon was good, though. :)

                              The rest of the food was pretty pedestrian, though. And $6 for lemonade.. seriously?

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                                jrvedivici RE: MarlboroMan Oct 22, 2013 08:01 AM

                                I just paid $6. for a soda at the Giants game last night which I thought was ridiculous, that's not a fair in Thompson Park. lol

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