Restaurant Review: Every Wednesday from 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. gourmet food trucks line the parking lot of Eastlake Church. They serve anything from vegetarian dishes using produce straight from Suzie’s Farm or rich and heavy sandwiches that might be inspired by a 1950’s James Dean movie.
You never quite know what trucks will show up since they rotate every week. There are usually between four to six, depending on the season. The owner of Devilicious is always there, since he manages the schedules for the trucks at this location.
Upscale chefs and rotating creative menus are the hallmark of every truck . Their aim is to bring high quality food into neighborhoods that don’t necessarily have a lot of options. On Thursdays they go to Scripps Ranch and on Fridays they’re in La Mesa.
Food So Good, It’s Bad
That’s the motto of Devilicious Food Truck, which offers comfort food like loaded fries, cheese steaks, pork belly melts, crab cakes and my favorite: butter poached lobster grill cheese sandwich.
The next truck over, Underdogs Gastro, offers Three Pigs–smoked bavarian cheddar sausage, Carvitas, bacon & chipotle cheese sauce served on a roll ($10)– and Poutine–sliced kielbasa grilled with sauerkraut, bacon over a pile of French fries, cheese sauce & bell peppers ($8).
Make sure to finish your meal at the Sweet Treats Truck, which buys its baked goods from high quality bakeries throughout San Diego. Try the Birthday Cake Whoopie Pie, Peanut Butter Brownie, Salted Carmel Tower or their #1 bestseller: Chocolate Covered Bacon.
Need I say more?
Address: 990 Lane Avenue, Chula Vista
Hours: 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. every Wednesday
Prices: Somewhat expensive. It’s gourmet, after all. Each main dish will run about $8 to $15.