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Redneck Kitchen

First and foremost, I'd like to say that the owners/operators of the Redneck Kitchen Food Trailer are two of the nicest people I've met. I actually met them a month or so before launching SinCityFoodie.com and have always tried to catch their trailer at the right time to try it out. This review is a combination of two trips within a week to try two very different offerings from these two very nice Rednecks!

Right outside a small parking lot near the Statosphere is where I first got to try one of their "Naked Burrito"s. Their Naked Burritos come in four variaties from no meat to three different meats consisting of: Chicken, Steak, Pulled Pork, Fried Bologna, and Fried Hot Dogs. I went ahead and ordered The Bubba with Pulled Pork & Chicken and got all the fixin's of lettuce, cheese, beans, sour cream, guac, pico de gallo, and jalapaños with no black olives. The first thing I noticed when handed this behemoth of a meal was there was no tortilla, hence the "Naked Burrito"! I dug in with my fork and started on the pulled pork side. My tongue's immediate reaction to my first bite was, wow, there's a lot of flavor in there. The pulled pork was delicious and a little sweet, with the sauces really bringing everything together. The chicken was very well cooked and seasoned also and was very juicy. The cheese blend was also impressive and definitely very gooey and cheesy. And the jalepeños were a nice added touch as they were hot but not overpowering. The only real component that got lost in the mass of goodness was the beans, they were there, but didn't add anything to the fiesta going on around them. Overall, this was an awesome meal that was also easily large enough for two to share.

Now, the reason for the second trip was because @RedNeckKitchen replied to me on Twitter (@SinCityFoodie) when I mentioned that I was having Chicken & Waffles at Mollie's Kountry Kafe and told me that I HAD to try their Redneck Chicken & Waffles. They didn't have that on the menu the first day I went, so I visited them again at the Saturday Night Truck Stop to finally try their stab at my all-time favorite meal (From Roscoe's or course). I'll start with this… It has potential. The Chicken & Waffles from Redneck Kitchen is served with the waffle acting like a taco shell with the chicken inside, no fork needed! Conceptually, so far, so good. The waffle was perfectly cooked: golden brown, crispy outside with soft inside, and dense but not too airy. The chicken was two chicken fingers drizzled with their home made butter/maple/chipotle syrup. The sauce is pretty stellar, but I wish it had more kick to it, I really was left wanting for more heat. The chicken isn't close to being called a southern fried style , but they were juicy and tasty nonetheless. This dish is just missing something, not sure what exactly, but it's like the Death Star in Return of the Jedi, not fully operational. I want this dish to be awesome and I think they'll eventually figure it out and I'll be excited to try it again when they do! And for the record, this starch and poultry combo is not bad in any sense, this is a good, hearty meal, it's just off from the standard of what I beleive Chicken & Waffles should be more like.

Some cool stuff about Redneck Kitchen is that their pay system is through an iPad with the Square app and they make some kick ass home made hot sauces. And as I mentioned, the owners are an awesome and very nice couple. The only uncool thing, I think they could improve on, is the drink offerings. All they have are fountain drinks. I'd love to see an epic home made lemonade or fruit punch to really round out the Redneck drinks. 

I enjoyed Redneck Kitchen both times and want to go back to try their Hillbilly Nachos, Port-A-Pot, and desserts. 

Rating Description
out of 10
8 Selection
Only four main items, but a few variations of each and you pick your meats.
6 Truck Fun Level
The trailer is pretty basic. No music coming from inside or anything. It is fun to try their many different hot sauces though!
10 The Prices
$5-$10 is a pretty amazing price range, especially for the serving sizes, each meal could probably serve two people each.
7 Truck Findability
If you follow them on Twitter, they're pretty easy to find. They're not on the streets quite as many days as some other trucks/trailers though.
9 The Food
The Naked Burrito was amazing, the Chicken and Waffles fell a little short, but overall they have quality ingrediants and a good passion for what they're cooking.
8
OVERALL
Definitely a new favorite, I just need to try more of what they've got!
(out of 10)

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Fukuburger

Two hours…. in a line… in a parking lot.. to eat one burger. Man was it worth it! My first experience with Fukuburger was at a 4 truck round up in the parking lot of a tattoo parlor with myself and somewhere around 500 other people. I was determined to finally get my hands on a Fukuburger. So I waited and waited and waited, and when I finally heard my name called I snatched my order and went directly to my car to begin enjoying my amazing first Fukuburger. I figured I'd order the #1 since it was simply named "The Fukuburger". Immediately I could tell that these guys mean business. Extremely high quality ingredients, very fresh buns, and perfectly cooked and seasoned beef patty. Oh, and the mind-boggling good wasabi mayo and Fuku-sauce! After that burger, I knew I'd try and catch Fukuburger whenever I could.

Over the past year, I've probably been to the truck a dozen times and have even ventured to Fukuburger LA! I've had all 6 of their main burgers and both the garlic and Jazz fries. The Jazz fries are good enough to order by themselves (Crack sauce FTW)! I have yet to try any of their hot dogs for some reason, but I will the next time I check them out.

The regular Fukuburger is definitely tasty, but I'd have to say my favorite is the #3 Buta Burger with the #2 Tamago in at a close 2nd and the #4 Kinoko taking the bronze. But they are all hands down better than most burger joints in town.

The Buta Burger has applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickled red onions and ginger, with Japanese BBQ sauce and that awesome wasabi mayo. What I love is that all the flavors work so well together. The bacon is always thick an delicious and the Japanese BBQ sauce brings the whole thing together perfectly with the pickled red onions and ginger giving the burger a nice texture shift and crunch. If you're a bacon lover like me, this is the one to order.

How do you make an already great burger better? Add a fried egg! The Tamago offers furikake, teriyaki and wasabi mayo, crispy onion strings and a fried egg. I've actually had this one two ways. When you frequent food trucks you'll always encounter the "we've ran out of (something)" dilemma, so I've had this burger without the egg but with all of the other ingredients. Still bomb! This is probably the richest burger of the bunch, but it's one of the few things I've eaten recently where as soon as I was done I wanted to order another one asap!

Shrooms enhance everything… Especially in the case of the Kinoko. Grilled Shitake mushrooms, pickled red ginger, teriyaki sauce and wasabi mayo make up this masterpiece. This one I've had from the truck and the LA location and it was exactly the same! Which I see as a well accomplished feat. The mushrooms are consistantly nice and thick and grilled with finesse. The combination of the seasoned beef and the Shitake's make for a flavor party in your mouth! 

As for the rest; #5 The Karai is the "spicy" one, but the one time I ordered this guy, he wasn't all that spicy. I really expected to get kicked in the face from the habanero kabyaki, but instead it was like a gentle slap. I might have caught this one on a bad day, I'll give it another shot for sure. The non-beef option of the #6 Chicken Katsu is a solid offering, just nothing too amazing about it. The crack sauce really holds it up for me. I only order this one when they run out of Fuku-pattys.

Did I mention the Jazz fries yet? Holy shit these are good. Go get some right now! I have no idea why I don't have a picture of them, but I'll make it a point to go find the truck and order some just to get a picture…. and maybe devour them too. And get some to go.

Of the growing food truck craze in Sin City, Fukuburger definitely has gotten things right. Very simple menu. Always friendly staff. Outstanding quality of ingredients. And some of the best burgers you can get off a vehicle with food inside. 

Rating Description
out of 10
8 Selection
Six burgers, hot dogs, fries, and specials. Compared to some other trucks, a solid amount of offerings.
10 Truck Fun Level
The truck is decorated with awesome graphics with the main window covered in stickers and pictures. You get to give whatever name you want to be called for your order, and if you tip, you get a Korean jelly treat!
10 The Prices
Burgers are typically $5 each. Jazz fries are only $2. Everything is definitely well priced for the quality received.
9 Truck Findability
If you follow them on Twitter, they're pretty easy to find, and typically on the streets 4-5 days a week.
10 The Food
Consistancy is key and Fukuburger is consistantly awesome. Quality ingredients with genius sauces make a great combo. I have to get my Fukuburger fix at least once a month or more!
9.4
OVERALL
A Sin City Foodie top pick!
(out of 10)

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