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New food truck in Baltimore

renfield1969 | Aug 17, 2012 05:47 AM

Last night while driving through Linthicum, I spotted a food truck parked in the back of a parking lot across the street from Snyder's Willow Grove. What attracted my attention at first was the two large TV screens on either side of the order window, one with a football game and the other cycling through pictures of their menu items. Largely written on the side, beneath pictures of the Baltimore cityscape from the fifties, was the name "Charm City Gourmet". I asked if they were open for business, but it turns out the owner (former co-owner of the Silver Platter food truck) was just having a dry run to discuss the business plan with his sous chef. They invited me in to look around, and proudly showed off their restaurant kitchen on wheels, assuring me no other food truck in the area comes close to being as equipped. They also assured me that their truck would remain clean, and while everything looked tightly sealed, with four large gas burners, a grill top, four friers, at least one oven and a refrigerated drink cooler, cleanliness, as with any other kitchen, will be entirely up to the dedication of the employees. They are serious about their name, too. I don't know if any other food truck serves shawarma ( a dish I've had my eye on ever since The Avengers popularized it,) but I'm pretty certain you won't find a bacon taco anywhere else (not one where the name describes the shell.) Their web site is pretty basic, but they said they'd be open for business on Monday (Fayette & Paca?). Unfortunately, I don't work in the city so I rarely get to take advantage of the truck scene, but hopefully I'll be able to catch them at future events (I'll cross my fingers about the Grand Prix.)

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