Now this was something different… !
When the Big Bass Brothers called us for advice on taco trucks to visit (thanks Columbusfoodie!), we had no idea what to expect. To be honest, we hadn’t heard of them and really didn’t have any idea as to what they did. So, for those who are in the same boat as we were, a quick synopsis – the BBB have a weekly radio show on WTVN 610 that entertainingly covers their lunch adventures as they look for inexpensive quality eats. And bathrooms… mustn’t forget the bathrooms.
Their piece aired yesterday at 3:00pm (and again at 6:00pm), and we gave ’em a listen. Our thoughts?
Well, first off, we’re glad they did it. They gave this site scads of plugs and love, which sent considerable traffic our way. We hope that means that a lot of their listeners will be trying out the trucks. (Edit – we’ve spoken with a few of the trucks and they definitely saw a good bit of new business over the last few days).
Second, they reminded us of what it’s like to visit a truck for the first time… the tinge of anxiety, discomfort with the language barrier, and uncertainty with unfamiliar foods. As the BBB show is as much entertainment as it is informative, it’s to their credit that the generally dealt with all of this in a fair-minded manner. A bit cringe-worthy, at times – he did not just say ‘go to Giant Eagle and get some taco seasoning,’ did he?! (yes, yes he did…) – but generally honest and fair.
Third, we wish we could’ve been there with them. They rate their experiences on a scale of 1 to 5 bellies, and when all was said and done their taco truck rating probably averaged out to a 3. With a little more guidance, we feel pretty confident we could’ve delivered a 5 belly experience. Well, save for the bathrooms.
You can give it a listen here: link
The trucks mentioned on the show were Otro Rollo, Little Mexico, Las Delicias and Los Potosinos (which is closed on Wednesdays). If you want your own 5 belly tour, all of these trucks and more will be included in the tour on April 24th.