John T. Edge, two-time James Beard Award winner, has written a new book that features Philadelphia’s food truck scene prominently among those of other U.S. cities. The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels shares dishes from the creative chefs Edge met in his exploration of the nation’s growing food truck trend.
Yesterday, USA Today came out with its list of “10 Great Places To Eat Food From A Truck“. Most of the usual suspects were there: The Grilled Cheese Truck in L.A., Maximus Minimus in Seattle, and New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. But there were some odd ones, too. Like DC Slices in our nation’s capital (which even the write-up admitted wasn’t “wacky or outrageous” but “just good fresh pizza”). Or, much more close to home, La Dominique Creperie.
La Dominique parks it at 33rd and Market and, according to the USA Today, it’s run by a former sculptor and does a killer bananna/strawberry/Nutella version.
Personally, I’ve never been to La Dominique, but I’m guessing that some of you have. So two questions: One, does the place deserve the title of Philly’s best? And two, if it does, what is it about the place that makes it so special?