Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Food Trucks for Foodies! Part 2

We got to Manning as the sun was about to set and the temperature had dropped significantly. If you have never been to South Carolina then you don't understand what hot is, so it was a relief for it to be cool. Luckily we made after the lines had died down so we first started with the Sabrett Hot Dog Stand. Now this is not a "southern food" but since my boyfriend's family is from New York we could not pass this up. He got his dog the original way, steamed bun, dog , "Sabrett" onions and spicy brown mustard, I of course got mine with ketchup being the southern that I am. As you bit down into the dog you could hear the signature "snap" of the dog which tells you its right. If you haven't tried a Sabrett you should even though its a Yankee food it's still delicious, but don't order yours with ketchup up north, that's a death wish.
Louis's Sabrett with onions, he already ate almost half before I could take a picture.

Mine with ketchup :)

The main attraction was Pawley's Front Porch Food Truck, from Columbia, SC. People drove from Sumter, Turbeville, and other surrounding areas just to eat their burger which were definitely worth the drive and the wait in line. I ordered the Wadmalaw Burger that had chipotle BBQ sauce, fried pickle chips, apple wood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese. It was fantastic, it had just a little kick from the BBQ sauce and crunch from the bacon and tang from the fried pickles. It was a burst of flavor in my mouth! I devoured the entire burger without saying a word. My boyfriend ordered the Caw Caw Creek Burger with housemade jalapeno pimento cheese, bread & butter pickled green tomato, jalapeno bacon and grilled onions. Unfortunately they were out of bread & butter pickled green tomatoes but he said that it was great even with it missing. He mainly ordered it because of the 2 jalapeno items, which gave it just the right amount of spice. The pimento cheese was creamy, tangy with some spice and the onions added tons of flavor. Plus the fries were so crispy and delicious! My parents had gone before we got there and called us raving saying we had to get there before they ran out. All in all Pawleys knows their stuff on burgers and their unique creations are defiantly tasty and successful.
Wadmalaw Burger

Caw Caw Creek Burger

Caw Caw Creek Burger

Finally the last food truck was a funnel cake vendor who unfortunately I was too full to try anything. If I had I was definitely going to try a Red Velvet funnel cake. Just the name is screams southern, combing a southern staple of Red Velvet cake and then frying it as a funnel cake. What's not to like, besides the doctor visit you might have afterwards.

I am very impressed with Manning for embracing the Food Truck movement and bringing it home. I hope to see more events like this in the future.

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