Can You Spot the Fake Food Truck?

4 years ago

What was Pun Day before there were food trucks, and their limitless appetite for memorable Twitter handles?

Image: Gary Soup via Flickr

Apparently, if you remember a truck's name, you'll want to eat there -- even if the name is unappetizing. Or downright tasteless. Or (by far the most common) a terrible, terrible pun. So let's march forth with a Pun Day quiz: Can you tell the real food truck from the fake?

(Real truck: Found on Google, backed up with links and pics whenever possible. Fake truck: Made up with friends at Soma Streat Food Park in San Francisco, which was pretty much the best party game ever. No hits on Google -- and hey, truck entrepreneurs, I would be happy to negotiate a deal.)

Let's get started!

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: GRILLENIUM FALCON

Image: Eater National via Flickr

(Yeah, I think there should be another N in "grillenium," too. )

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: KIM JONG GRILLIN'

Image: Sept. 10, 2011 - Pyongyang, North Korea - Photo provided by KCNA news agency shows former Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader KIM JONG IL gesturing as he watches a military parade in celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the DPRK. (Credit: © Kcna/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Alas, this Portland-area food cart went out of business in 2011.

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: EGG SLUT

Image: Mike Lewis via Flickr

Fact: Egg Slut was described by Ruth Reichl herself as LA's "most decadent breakfast."

Statutory Crepe is imaginary, as it should be.

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: GREAT BALLS ON TIRES

Image: Neon Tommy via Flickr

Goodness gracious: This truck dishes food to its "ballers" in LA.

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: THE PATTY WAGON

Image: Umberto Brajy via Flickr

Not sure what their menu of burgers themed after jazz vocal standards has to do with police transportation, but I like it.

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: TRUCK NORRIS

Image: Julie Ross Godar

Truck Norris didn't go to culinary school. Culinary school went to Truck Norris. (NB: This truck has recently been renamed -- to Fist of Fusion. Can't make this stuff up.) Hulk's Mash is not a food truck. It is one of my favorite blog posts ever.

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: I DREAM OF WEENIE

Image: cmroman via Flickr

The Toast Whisperer exists only on YouTube, while I Dream of Weenie operates out of Nashville.

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: CHAIRMAN BAO

Image: ElizaIO via Flickr

This San Francisco truck changed its name to "The Chairman Truck" in 2011 after a trademark fight with NY restaurateur Eddie Huang, but still describes its food as "leading the Great Culinary Leap Forward."

NEXT: SPOT THE FAKE TRUCK!

Which food truck is real?

NEXT: CLICK TO SEE THE REAL TRUCK

REAL TRUCK: BIGG SHRIMP'N

Image: Dan Hugo via Flickr

Let's RIIIIIDE.

Happy Pun Day!

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