I wrote about The Coop, the newish food truck in Clintonville, for today's Dispatch, but I can't say enough good things about it. So I'm going to say some more.
I wrote about The Coop, the newish food truck in Clintonville, for today's Dispatch, but I can't say enough good things about it. So I'm going to say some more. For starters, just look at how pretty that egg is in the photo above. There's an egg incorporated in just about every dish at The Coop (this is a great ham and black-eyed-pea stew topped with a fried egg) and they're some of the best-quality eggs you'll find anywhere, much less from a food truck. That level of quality is the same in every dish I've tried.
And The Coop just gets more impressive from there. An ever changing menu shows off chef Angela Theado's creativity and skill, and she whips up each dish to order inside the truck (even during the winter!). The concept for this truck is dishes involving poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, etc.) and eggs. It could easily feel gimmicky, but it doesn't. In fact, if it weren't for the name and the chicken-coop-evoking yellow lights, I probably would't have even noticed the theme. Here's a look at some of the other dishes I've loved:
Duck Confit with Simple Salad. I actually gasped when I opened this one up, it was so pretty, and the flavor (incredibly rich and tender dark meat) was just amazing.
French Omelette Sandwich with bacon, cheddar, lettuce and sun-dried tomatoes on Texas Toast. A sandwich with soul. Yesterday my foodie friends were going crazy over a new Yak Burger with bacon, arugula, cheddar and a fried egg. You can bet I'll be heading over soon to check that out.
2701 Indianola Ave., Clintonville