One such get together finally happened last month with my friend Jenna, who has been especially busy lately ever since she's opened up Whisked! with Stephanie.
But back to our get together: Jenna and I decided to go see Bridesmaids and then have dinner at Fast Gourmet. The movie was great: I laughed, I cried, I cringed, and left the theater knowing how lucky I am to have friendships with some amazing girls in my life.
And then it was time for dinner. You know where we had dinner? At a gas station. That's right! A gas station.
But although Fast Gourmet is attached to a gas station, this was not your typical gas station food establishment. From their website:
We are Fast Gourmet, a place where you will find tasteful dishes on the go to satisfy your taste.
You’ll find that not only do we serve high quality food but we’re an eco friendly business as well with our sustainable natural free trade coffee from around the world, natural fruit juices, organic bread and our environmentally friendly to-go containers. You’ll be glad to know that we don’t serve processed food.
Everything is prepared fresh daily at your request by our chef. Free WIFI, hip ambiance and sharp service. We also deliver!
So the question you have to ask yourself is. Are you tired of unsatisfying food? If you are step up to Fast Gourmet and treat yourself the bistro way!
After admiring the urban decor of the Fast Gourmet, and inhaling the delicious smell of food, it was time to pay attention to the menu, which was quite extensive. It took us a few minutes to decide what we wanted.
In the end, I chose a pulled pork sandwich and the Russian potato salad. If you've been following my blog, you have read about my love for the Russian potato salad with peas, carrots, pickles, eggs, mayo, etc. I was eager to try Fast Gourmet's version.
The pulled pork was incredibly tender, with combination of sweet and tangy flavors. The bun seemed to have been toasted to withstand the big scoop of pulled pork, which was also topped off with some cole slaw.
The Russian potato salad looked right, but lacked salt, which was easy enough to fix. I was quite pleased with my meal.
Jenna ordered a side of sweet plantains and a Cubano sandwich. The plantains were spot on and brought back the memories of plantains my friend Laura, who is Puerto Rican, cooks any time we get together.
The Cubano showed up with gorgeous grill marks, full of delicous meat and with a side of hot, crispy fries.
I was definitely impressed with this gas station food and look forward to trying other items on their menu.
What's the best gas station food you have ever had?