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Spring is here, and things are finally settling down for us here at Stitches ‘n Dishes. We recently completed our relocation to beautiful, Santa Barbara, CA, just steps away from the beach, beautiful art, fine wine, and of course, exquisite food. We were able to get a review of a popular Santa Barbara food truck under our belts, before packing up the car, and jetting off in search of more incredible food. Just after all of the packing and unpacking, followed by endless searching (and those “I could swear I packed it with…” moments), we were invited by our good friends at Food Network’s Eat St on location in San Francisco for filming of Season 4 episodes. Hence, another week of radio silence on the blog, but the social networks were all the chatter.

I previously covered the O Street Truck in a Wellness Wednesday look at healthier food trucks from San Diego to Sacramento, and made a mental note that I’d want to come back to this truck for a review… soon.

O Street Truck brings gourmet Mediterranean, French-Mex & French Vietnamese fare with locally sourced, artisan ingredients to the streets of Santa Barbara. Owner, Liz Bradley worked as a pastry chef for about a decade before launching the O Street Truck and her dream to bring her Provencal fare to the streets at street prices.

O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

The O Street Truck brings gourmet Mediterranean, French-Mex & French Vietnamese fare with locally sourced, artisan ingredients to the streets of Santa Barbara.

 

BBQ Pork Banh Mi, French Pastry Pizza, French Mex Steak Taco, Pommes Frites at the O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

BBQ Pork Banh Mi, French Pastry Pizza, French Mex Steak Taco, Pommes Frites at the O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

Watch the video for this review!

 

BBQ Pork Banh Mi from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

BBQ Pork Banh Mi from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA - made with BBQ pork butte, diced cucumbers, pickled carrots, cilantro, red pepper and mayo sauce, served on a traditional French baguette, it's no surprise that this sandwich was voted Whole Foods' & Independent's Best BBQ in Santa Barbara. The pork meat was perfectly tender, as expected, but this is no ordinary banh mi. O Street Truck brings a little more French influence into this sandwich, providing for a surprising juxtaposition on the palate. At $8.50, this sandwich could easily be lunch for two.

 

French Mex Steak Taco from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

French Mex Steak Taco from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA - made with grilled skirt steak, diced cucumbers, pickled carrots, cilantro, red pepper, and mayo sauce, this taco is amazingly large for the price ($3.75), and virtually identical to the banh mi, with the exception of the steak. This taco is virtually the banh mi sandwich on a diet - substituting a corn tortilla for the large baguette. Two can easily satisfy any appetite without the added "bread guilt."

 

French Pastry Goat Cheese and Onion Pizza from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

French Pastry Goat Cheese and Onion Pizza from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA - made with a flaky French pastry crust, goat cheese and onion, the French Pastry Pizza is a great appetizer or snack at $4.00. The pastry was freshly baked, precisely airy, light, crispy and flaky with a subtle butter flavor. Combined with a tang of goat cheese and sweetness of onion, this light snack delivers a powerful flavor profile.

 

Pommes Frites from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA

Pommes Frites from O Street Truck, Santa Barbara, CA - twice baked Belgian style fries, served with a rosemary-garlic dipping sauce at $4.00 makes for the perfect side dish. The fries were crisp, flavorful, and certainly not oily.

Service at O Street Truck was, in a word, outstanding. Not only did everyone in the truck engage in conversation with us, they answered our questions about menu items and the posters displayed on the truck, yet they never skipped a beat in their workflow. We dropped the banh mi sandwich, when we took it off of the serving window – splat, directly onto the pavement. I immediately returned to the order window, explained the situation, and handed my credit card over. She promptly returned my card to me, and said, “we’ll take care of it for you. It’s on us.”

Service: 5.0
Menu Selection: 4.5
Quality: 4.5
Creativity: 5.0
Price: 4
Overall Impression: 4.6 Plates!

Follow O Street Truck:

Website: http://www.ostreettruck.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/OStreetTruck

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OStreetTruck

 

 

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Chris Ford is the founder of Stitches 'n Dishes and editor in chief with a passion for food, photography and travel. Chris is a Media Correspondent for the Food Network TV show, Eat St, a syndicated blogger, seasoned event organizer and promoter, a food critic, a marketing consultant and Social Media Marketing expert. Chris is also a fashion and entertainment photographer. When he's not dining on the sidewalk, he's snapping photos on the catwalk.