Jemil's making an appearance at the downtown 2nd/Pike food truck pod
The Truck: Jemil's Big Easy; Locations can be found on Twitter.
The Fare: New Orleans cuisine.
The Stop: As Jemil hands me a big ol' portion of catfish and chips with a big ol' grin, the first thing he says is, "Now don't go on sharing."
Chef Jemil has been wowing food truck eaters with his New Orleans southern-styled fare since he rolled onto the food truck scene eight months ago. With some of the fastest fulfillment times, he and his crew have been known to pump out po' boys at a pace matching champion eater Kobayashi's hot dog ingestion.
After places like Where Ya At Matt introduced Cajun food to our city, Seattleites have come to expect Po' boy sandwiches on the menu at any New Orleans eatery. Jemil's offers varieties of the sandwich in oyster, blackened shrimp, chicken, and roast beef.
But Jemil also likes to keep things interesting. This past weekend, the Culinary Institute of America graduate busted out alligator sausage on a stick, and fried frog legs at the Fremont Sunday market.
Portion size and Jemil's lively spirit are invites you can't turn down. My favorite menu item is Jemil's flavorful gumbo, which is loaded with so much smokey sausage a cup of it will satiate you at least until your next snack time.
The muffaletta, served on Sicilian bread with a smorgasbord of meats such as mortadella, salami, and ham, is even labeled on the menu as "Big a** sandwich."
On a lucky day, you may drop in when the yellow truck is popping out warm peach cobbler.
With over 20 years of cooking experience spread across Seattle, New Orleans, Dallas and parts of Europe, Jemil's bright and sunny yellow truck is a great motivator to add food truck dining to your year-round repertoire.
Tip: Word on the street is Jemil also makes a mighty fine fried chicken special and the South Lake Union crowd also raves about the Fried Mac and Cheese with Crawfish Sauce.