January 31, 2013
Bacon Jam. If you’re like us, those two little words just made you stop in your tracks. And then ask, “I’m sorry, did you just say bacon…jam?”
These two little words banished all thoughts of finishing the email before us and we found ourselves consumed with the need for lunch, and this jam. Also banished was the remembrance that it was cold, windy and rainy outside. Undaunted we grabbed coats, scarves and gloves (no umbrellas though we are true Seattleites!) and headed out. Our destination? Skillet.
Skillet Street Food has been around since 2007, and was one of the first food trucks around. At the time, you could find Chef Josh Henderson in his converted vintage Airstream trailer, creating. While Bacon Jam has always been a staple, the menu now includes other must-order items like Poutine (prounounced poo-teen); handcut French fries, gravy, cheddar and herbs, served in a delightfully warm, steaming little basket. The aroma literally filled the air around us.
We also couldn’t resist the Fried Chicken Sammy, a potato roll wrapped around a deep-fried chicken thigh slathered with kale slaw and pickled jalapeno aioli. Coupled with the poutine, this meal is enough “Pootyouine” food heaven! What did you have for lunch today?