Boxty on the griddle,
boxty in the pan,
If you can’t make boxty,
you’ll never get your man
I’m looking for the best, neighborhood food trucks in the city. My travels took me to Katonah Ave in the Bronx’s Woodlawn to see the Chipper Truck.
There were some facts about this truck that had me going wild before I even approached it. First, it’s an Irish food truck – something I’ve never seen before. Secondly, it’s all the way up in the Bronx – an area where no food trucks are on my mental map. Third, and possibly most enticingly, their hours are 1am-5am, every night of the week.
Yes, I can.
Our crew drove up at 2am on Friday night. Despite the freezing temps, as we arrived I was melting from the amount of beautiful Irish pubs we passed. There had to be at least 20 guilded O’Hallahans going from East 233rd street up Katonah Avenue.
There she was. I was amazed that it was true. We walked up and despite the Irish ties to the America I was born into, the list of food was as foreign to me as some mid-Asian menus.
There was boxty, the ultra-rare-in-the-states potato pancake, beer-battered burgers and sausages, and it was littered with terms like beans, gravy, curry and chips.
Here’s what we got:
The battered sausages were surprisingly light and the batter felt good with a vinegar taste to it. It tied for my favorite with the Curry Chips. These were french fries drenched with Irish curry imported from Ireland. But for everyone else in my ride, the favorite was taco chips. It had the usual ground meat and cheese over fries, but it added in a pink sauce which took it to a transcendent level.
This might be drunk food, considering it’s 1am-5am. And you might feel like your back in college when you go. But ding darn it, this is probably my favorite truck in the city.
Find it at:
237th St & Katonah Ave
Chipper Truck Facebook page
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