Food trucks are sprouting up everywhere these days, even the beach! Seaside, FL (of Truman Show fame) is supporting about 5 permanent trucks right on the main drag of 30A, just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters of the gulf. There’s not a ton of variety, BBQ, grilled cheese, hotdogs, frozen treats and a natural foods/juice bar, but it’s all good and quite affordable considering its surroundings of $21 lobster rolls and $15 turkey sandwiches! The tucks/trailers are all old school stainless steel vessels reminiscent of a 50’s style diner and are open pretty much all day. In my humble opinion, the best of the bunch is Barefoot BBQ, who sports two onsite smokers and cranks out some of the best ribs around!
Their ribs are smoked then wrapped in plastic and steamed to create an incredibly juicy, fall off the bone, mouth gusher that you’ve probably never experienced when eating a rib. I was skeptical at first, but man these were good; had I not ordered a brisket sandwich as well, I probably could have downed another rack!
Their mac n cheese with shell pasta was also pretty solid, as well as their brisket sandwich, but neither came close to the ribs. The brisket, while good was a little dry, but to be fair they hadn’t pulled out a fresh batch in several hours when I ordered.
Aside from Barefoot BBQ, we tried the grilled cheese truck, The Melt Down. Their prosciutto, goat cheese, arugula and tomato melt hit the spot… there’s just something about freshly melted cheese and crusty bread!