OKG Eat: So trucking good!

There’s something about food from a truck that makes it more delicious. Maybe the tiny kitchen space compresses the flavor. Maybe it’s it’s that it can come to you. Whatever it is, here are a few metro trucks that you should check out. Speaking of, there will be dozens of them Saturday at Skyline Food Festival at OKC Downtown Airpark. Check out our feature here.
Lalos Taco Chop and Grill (Shannon Cornman)

Lalos Taco Chop and Grill (Shannon Cornman)

Lalo’s I Love My Taco Chop & Grill

@LalosTacoChop

535-7532

Notice the striking resemblance between the name of this truck and a certain well-known eatery on the Bricktown Canal? Well, that’s on purpose. You see, owner Lalo Hernandez is a man of many talents, and as a musician, he struck up a friendship with fellow Okie musician Toby Keith. He told Keith of his plans, and a running joke about the name led to this truck. The food, however, is no joke.

 

Big Os Pork and Dreams (Shannon Cornman)

Big Os Pork and Dreams (Shannon Cornman)

Big O’s Pork & Dreams

porkanddreams.com

432-4155

If there are two things that Okies love, it’s barbecue and helping out fellow Okies. Big O’s is those two great things put together. Business founder Owen Wilson, behavioral consultant at Edmond Public Schools and assistant football coach at Edmond Santa Fe High School, combines his family love and recipes with a chance to support a mentorship program. The truck business works to help teach hard work and attain goals. It helps that his family has been perfecting its barbecue for three generations.

 

Klemm's Smoke Haus.  (Mark Hancock)

Klemm’s Smoke Haus. (Mark Hancock)

Klemm’s Smoke Haus

@KlemmsSmokeHaus

562-8616

This truck hit the streets in early spring and has been generating quite a buzz with its smoked meats and hand-cut fries. As you might have guessed, the Klemm family — Jen, John and JJ — owns the truck. Catch them on the fly at locations like A Date With Iris, 4201 N. Western Ave. Also, try The Jowler: pulled pork, red cabbage apple slaw and housemade mustard on a pretzel bun. Make sure you bring your best appetite or a friend to share with.

 

Katie Bugs (Shannon Cornman)

Katie Bugs (Shannon Cornman)

Katiebug’s Shaved Ice

facebook.com/katiebugsshavedice

@katiebugsokc

There are a wealth of snow cone stands in the metro, especially during this time of the year. Among those, Katiebug’s stands out in more ways than one. The cute turquoise-and-white trailer serves up all-natural shaved ice. Katie Morgan uses fresh fruit and juices to make flavors like the crazy-popular blackberry lavender and the alluring lime, sea salt and coconut cream. She ties them all together with organic sugar, and there are no artificial colors. No glowing neon snow here! We promise you won’t miss it.

 

Kosmos Q BBQ (Mark Hancock)

Kosmos Q BBQ (Mark Hancock)

Kosmos Q BBQ Truck & Catering

kosmosq.com

facebook.com/KosmosBBQ

@KosmosBBQ

590-8490

In the barbecue game, Kosmos has a few tricks up its sleeve. The company has made its name making injections and rubs for competition cooks. Spoiler: Those cooks often win. Now it’s bringing the show to you, offering pulled pork sandwiches, chopped beef brisket and much more. The Okie Cheesesteak with caramelized onions, tender brisket and Cheez Whiz on a soft Philly roll is amazing.

 

The Pasta Monsta (Mark Hancock)

The Pasta Monsta (Mark Hancock)

The Pasta Monsta

pastamonsta.com

@Pasta_Monsta

378-6600

This truck has been loose for about three months now, and it has developed quite a following. The truck serves pasta the way that Italians do leftovers: sautéed noodles in olive oil with your choice of marinara, Alfredo or garlic butter. You can get your dish piled high with your choice of Italian sausage, meatballs or grilled chicken. It also sells panini, sub sandwiches and pizza. Don’t forget to save room for pie: cherry, blueberry or apple with cinnamon and sugar caramelized to perfection.

 

G's Chili Company (Mark Hancock)

G’s Chili Company (Mark Hancock)

G’s Chili Company

itschilibaby.com

facebook.com/gschilicompany

@gschilicompany

If you’ve never had your chili the way they serve it in Cincinnati, you have no idea what you’re missing. G’s aims to open a few minds by specializing in chili and fixings, especially noodles. Try the O.G.: chili with beans, spaghetti, cheese and onions cleverly served in an oyster pail — or, as we know them, Chinese take-out containers. The menu also features hot dogs and hot link sandwiches.

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Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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