Everyday Mom's Meals: Food Truck Revolution Comes To Fort Wayne

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Food Truck Revolution Comes To Fort Wayne

Back on a warm March day I was driving around running errands, when all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I saw something I had never seen in Fort Wayne before. A Food Truck! I have watched Food Truck Revolution so much I became obsessed with the idea and wished for the day my hometown would join the craze. So you can imagine my excitement when it finally happened! I immediately came home, logged onto Facebook and found the page for JumBy's Joint. I emailed the owner and asked if he would be interested in teaming up for a review. You feed me. I talk about you on EMM. That simple. As soon as he emailed me back I knew this was going to be a beautiful friendship. Why? Because we already knew each other. Small world, huh!!?? Here to find out. "JumBy" was Jim, a former co-worker from my days at Bob Evans!! I hadn't seen or talked to Jim since I was a teenager, so how ironic we both ended up as members of the same huge foodie community??!! I was so happy to reconnect with him, and couldn't wait to have my very first Food Truck experience enjoying some yummy food.

I finally got my chance yesterday, and I could never begin to describe all of the delicious offerings JumBy's has. Jim and Michelle are doing gourmet food out of a truck! They aren't serving your typical burgers and fries. They are doing SO much more! Their menu is packed full of interesting, unique selections that are one of a kind and absolutely delectable. Every item is made on the spot, to order, so everything is as fresh as can be. One of the things that impressed me the most was the level of freshness in all the ingredients. We're talking high quality food prepared with heart and soul. Each menu item I tried was more delicious than the last. I seriously couldn't stop eating, but had to simply so I could move on to my next treat!

I think the best way to tell you about what I ate, is to show you! Be warned though, your mouth is going to be watering...

The Jumby: Slow roasted beef on a "Weck" roll dipped in au jus.
Served with fresh horseradish. 
This was one of the best roast beef sammies I've ever had in my life.
The beef was so moist, tender, flavorful and piled on this roll~ there was enough for 2 people

I had 2 favorites of the day. This was the first.
The Zay:  A turkey wrap with fresh seasonal veggies and creamy Italian dressing.
You can also have it with roast beef and even warmed up if you choose. 
I loved this because it was light and perfect for a warm summer day.
The veggies were crisp and fresh, and included spinach and roasted red pepper.
And for those of you "Gluten Free-ers"-
You can also have this served on a lettuce leaf for a gluten free option!
I told Michelle I could eat this every day for lunch during the warm months b/c it's 
filling without being heavy.

The Ugly Granny: If you love grilled cheese, then you will adore this.
Think sweet and savory all in one bite. A triple decker grilled cheese on perfectly toasted 
bread with smoked gouda, crunchy granny smith apple and the thing that will make you go "hmmmm"~
Garlic Butter sauce. 
This is a grilled cheese for grown ups!
*Don't worry, you get a full sandwich with an order. I just didn't take a picture until I had eaten half :)

And for my 2nd favorite of the day. And the BEST fry 
I have EVER eaten~
Truffle Fries: Thick cut French Fries served with truffle oil,
aged balsamic, aged Parmesan and sea salt. OMGosh! 
I could NOT stop eating these. They are totally addictive and absolutely delicious.
They are probably in the top 5 BEST things I've ever eaten in my life!

If you want another fry option, and you love spicy food
Buffalo Fries are just for you! Jim is a Buffalo, NY native
so you know he knows good buffalo sauce.
Everything you love about a good wing
incorporated into a basked of fries. The blue cheese crumbles on top put this over the edge. 
Mr. Everyday loves spicy food and said these were out of this world!
Two favorite snacks rolled into one!

And one of our family's favorite treats from any fair or festival~ 
Fried Pickles: These aren't just your little pickle chips.
You get big spears breaded,
 fried to a golden crunch, and not greasy at all!
Here is the most genius part. There is dill in the breading! 
So you get double the dill flavor! They come served with a "Bonzo" sauce perfect
for dipping! (If you like the sauce, you can even have it added to your sandwich too!)
Alex is a fried pickle connoisseur and he LOVED these! He said they were some of the best
he's had. (And remember, I make him fried pickles!!)

As you can see, I ate very well for lunch yesterday. I just can't say enough about the quality of food JumBy's is serving. I hope if you live in the Fort Wayne area you will visit them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay up on all their locations and events. And if you're ever at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game, look for them outside Parkview Field after the game! Be sure to say hi and tell them you saw them on EMM when you stop by! And for those of you reading this who don't live close by, I am SO sorry to tease you with this amazing food because I truly wish every single one of you could experience the deliciousness I was lucky enough to!

Good luck Jim and Michelle! I wish you all the success in the world and will be back, OFTEN, for more Truffle Fries!
JumBy's JoiNt a FoOd TruCk on Urbanspoon


Colleen said...

OMG Krista!!! I am DYING here!! I so want to live there and eat at that food truck!! I would give my arm up to try that ugly granny sandwich and I ADORE fried pickles!!!! I am soooo jealous right now. LOL!!

Good luck to Jim and Michelle!!

Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits said...

The idea of Food Trucks is genius! Fresh, quality food that isn't tied to one location and doesn't have the overhead of brick and mortar establishments. Gosh, I wish I'd thought of that! The trend is sweeping the country.

Cheryl B said...

So wish they had been there years ago... I used to call Ft. Wayne purgatory and sounds wonderful now.

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

I just had my first food truck experience this weekend too! So good! I must say Jumby's food looks amazing - especially those truffle fries. OH MY!