Alysha Del Valle
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Some local restaurants are taking sandwiches to a whole new level.
The common sandwich has just been upgraded - deep-fried, smothered or covered in a secret-sauce. Inside the new Groovy Gourmet Pnut Butter Bar food truck, chef Karen Russell has taken the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to new heights.
The "Thank You Very Much," is a tribute to Elvis. It's a PB&J with bacon, bananas and honey.
Or sink your teeth into the "Can You Dig It" - a quarter-pound Angus beef patty, cheese, pickles and a chipotle-aioli spread on top of the peanut butter and jelly.
"It's just an explosion of so many different flavors and sensory things going off in your brain," said Russell. "It's really, really good. It's really quite delicious."
I tried the "Peanut Butter Puff," which is a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's so good!
Peanut Butter Werewolf
When I found out there was a peanut butter-based truck, my gaze narrowed, my jaw set, and I began to hatch a plan. I would have this peanut butter truck for my own. I would love it, and take care of it, and pet it, and squeeze it a little too hard, Of Mice and Men-style. And finally, on a Friday night around the corner from my house, the plan came to salty fruition.
This time, instead of spoonfuls of peanut butter eaten in pajamas by the light of the moon like a werewolf activated by saturated fat, I put on real-people clothes. I left my apartment. I walked around the corner, and into a different universe. A universe in which one may order, and eat, a PeanutButterBananaBaconHoney Sandwich.
Let's take a look at this cast...
Peanut Butter: Perfectly salty, indisputably nutty, all-natural, and smooth with the ladies.
Banana: Soft and creamy, wants everyone to get along.
Bacon: AKA Moneybags. Rich and crispy counterpoint.
Honey: The poet of the bunch. Has a way of sweettalking.
The Great Food
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Food Style: PB&Js along with some classics fused with good ol' peanut bliss.
Dish Eaten: Choconut Monkey
Peanut Butter is always welcome to those who like it and are not allergic and this truck definitively brings home the peanut butter. Unlike other sandwich trucks, I pleasantly found that the bread used with the peanut butter is not like the cheap Wonder white bread that others use but it is a nice, clean, non-aftertaste white bread. Also, it was toasted ever so slightly so the peanut butter and the Nutella combined was a warm temperature but not hot enough to burn due to oils. The menu is quite diverse with burgers and a "Walk the Pig" hot-dog that contained a slight hint of PB along with a chili mustard and cheese. The food section definetly does catch my eye as my curiosity would like to know how does PB go with a burger or hot-dog.
Everyone is entitled to my opinion!
Orange County, CA
5.0 star rating
So I've been slacking off on my reviews as of late....as noted by many people on several occasions (my bad)...then a NEW Food Truck parks itself in front of my intended destination this weekend....and poof...I'm newly inspired!!!!
Pnut Butter Bar ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So here's how it went down:
On our way to LACMA to see my BFF's co-worker's Dance Performance (07-24-11) and we're talking about where we should eat. She had all kinds of awesome ideas since she used to live in the area. We park across the street from LACMA and notice some food trucks parked near the cross walk. Uh oh!! Should we try out the street food vendor's instead? Why YES....we shall!
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream
for… Peanut Butter!
There’s a new truck out on the streets, The Pnut Butter Bar Truck, and it really takes me back to my childhood. The owner, Kharyn, has completely elevated the simple pb&j and taken it to a new level, and then some. Yes, you can get a simple pb&j (grape, strawberry, boisenberry, blueberry and apricot) but you should really try a grilled peanut butter, Nutella and marshmallow fluff sandwich (Choconut on a Cloud). Or perhaps you’d like an all-beef hot dog with applewood-smoked bacon, grilled onions and their peanut butter sweet chili mustard (Walking the Pig). I tasted the mustard and it had a hint of peanut butter with a nice hit of spicy chili that lingered on the back of my tongue.
For me, their proudest moment comes in the form of something that is distantly related to a beignet. It’s their Pnut Butter Puffs – pb&j or pb&Nutella deep-fried, topped with a drizzle of Hershey’s chocolate, whipped cream and powdered sugar. I was lucky enough to get a free order by showing up after Kharyn had tweeted her current location. I brought my son back and bought him an order because after I told him about dessert, he said, “that sounds really good”!
Written on 2011/09/29
by Rodney in Mobile Food Trucks, Reviews
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
Well, if your first thought was that familiar after-school snack your mom whipped up to tide you over until dinner, you’d be right.
Personally, I believe that peanut butter is probably one of the world’s most comforting foods — young or old, summer or winter, there’s never a bad time for PB&J.
But I can bet that those early years of Welch’s Grape Jelly and Skippy on white bread don’t come close to the inventive creations currently being whipped up on the PnutButterBar Truck.
First off, let me say that as a food blogger specializing in food trucks I’m always on the lookout for the new and unique. So when I spotted a truck that specialized in peanut butter and jelly I knew that it was something I had to investigate. When I first saw the truck, my immediate thought was: “What new tricks could you do with something so simple and basic?”
After one look at the menu — apparently a lot!
5 Unusual Ways to Eat Peanut Butter For National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Posted November 9, 2011 7:34 am by Melody Nazarian
There's so much you can learn from the Chelsea Lately show . . . like the fact that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month! But instead of having your standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich, why not take it a lot of steps further by trying things like hot dogs and burgers with peanut butter, or fries with peanut butter sauce? Sound like your kind of meal? Then be sure to track down the Pnut Butter Bar truck any time this month and beyond. But first, step inside to find out five unusual ways the truck does peanut butter.
Can Ya' Dig It Burger
Niman Ranch patty, jelly or jam, peanut butter sauce, pickles, and cheese.
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