The Fries & Dolls food truck is arguably the hottest and sexiest of the seven food trucks. The hot pink exterior, the dolled up ladies taking orders and serving fries, the suggestive “cup” sizes…everything screams “Eat me!” (literally and figuratively).
Well, I finally got the chance to check them out today after hanging out with Blam!wich at Casel Marche today. Having spent close to 3 hours inside the Blam!wich food truck, I was surprised by the line-up outside the F&D food truck (keep an eye out for an in-depth look at Blam!wich). The ladies at Blam!wich were knocking out sandwiches every 5-7 min., yet there was a relatively large line-up at the food truck serving fries? What the what…?
Nevertheless, I decided to check it out as it was a gorgeous fall day and I wanted to get a little bit of sun in before the dark days of winter. Unfortunately, it was a very slow moving line as I waited at least 15-20 min. before I was able to place an order. The Dolls were nice enough to pass down a sampler of their “Sandra D” which consisted of yam fries coated in sugar & spice and everything nice like cinnamon. It was delicious, but I was in a mood for something savoury. My eyes immediately drifted to the “Sophia” fries with truffle oil and Grana Padano parmesan (‘B’ cup – $6). There were many more delectable options as well but I wanted something more traditional, and hence, opted to go with the potato fries.
I asked for a doggy bag as I was driving home, but the sublime earthy aroma of truffle oil couldn’t be contained by a measly paper bag. There was no way I was going to muster up enough will power to wait until I got home, so I just dug in. And it was heaven. The combination of truffle oil with the
parmesan Grana Padano was fucking out of this world. I love it when simple ingredients combine together to produce something that is much more than the individual components. The fries were crunchy and crispy yet soft and mushy on the inside like good fries should be. Dip the fries in the house chipotle sauce for a smoky yet tangy, with a little-bit-of-a-kick experience for your mouth. Amazing.
I have to be honest: a food truck serving fries was pretty low down on my priority list for that exact reason – it’s just fries (they also serve hotdogs if you want something more substantial). But now that I have had a taste of what these ladies have to offer, I am more open to tasting some of their other items.
My only complaint is I don’t understand why it takes that long to make the fries. The wait was long enough that I considered leaving thrice (the third time was when I almost at the front)! I personally have no patience to wait in line for 15-20 min. for French fries, but I was probably in the minority judging by the line-up behind me. Considering Blam!wich was knocking out entire sandwiches in 7 min., and had a smaller line-up, I don’t understand why it took F & D a similar amount of time to make French fries…
Anyways, other than the waiting time, I was pretty pleasantly surprised by F & D! It’s definitely a truck to check-out if you have some time to spare and are willing to bear the wait times!