Several notable food trucks ply Seattle's highways, byways, and neighborhoods these days—a boom fueled partly by convenience, partly by the fact that most food-truck meals

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Best Mobile Pork-Delivery Vehicle

Maximus/Minimus

Several notable food trucks ply Seattle's highways, byways, and neighborhoods these days—a boom fueled partly by convenience, partly by the fact that most food-truck meals are significantly cheaper than sit-down meals in proper restaurants, but mostly because food trucks have become fascinating ways for talented cooks to showcase the things they do best without fluffing out their menus with a bunch of other stuff that matters less to them than the tacos, burgers, poutine, or curries on offer every day. And nowhere is this singular focus better demonstrated than at the Maximus/Minimus truck—a mobile sandwich delivery vehicle dedicated more or less exclusively to the greater glory of pork sandwiches. A part of the Sugar Mountain family of food operations (which includes Beecher's Handmade Cheese and Bennett's Pure Food Bistro), the gigantic pig-shaped truck serves pulled-pork sandwiches, a little bit of pork-shot posole, coleslaw, pie, and basically nothing else. It's the ultimate one-trick pony, but it works because that one trick is one damn good trick, offering sweet, hot, and savory variations on the classic pulled-pork sandwich, spiked with weirdly complementary flavors (like tamarind, honey, molasses, and chiles), touched with some Beecher's Flagship cheese (a sin against a proper barbecue sandwich, but one very worth committing) and mounted on good bread with some slaw on the side. —Jason Sheehan Second Avenue & Pike Street and other locations, 601-5510, maximus-minimus.com

 
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