Meet n’ Potatoes – Meat n’ Potatoes n’ Tomatoes

by Franklin on April 19, 2011

A food truck selling sandwiches?  How easy is that?  My mom can make sandwiches. Even my 8 year old son (if I had one) could make a sandwich.  Just meat and cheese between two slices of bread right?  Yup, that would indeed be a sandwich.  But the questions is, how good is that sandwich? Not good at all I bet.  You used regular bread? Pre-sliced?  Lame.  And what is this bologna meat you keep talking about?  Sounds disgusting.  I want a good tasty sandwich.  Less of a sack lunch, brown bag sandwich, and more of a manly, fill you up sandwich.  I’ll just go to the guys at Meet n’ Potatoes and get the real deal. Thanks.

These sandwiches they make are bomb — they are delicious!  The bread was so soft, and the crust was nice and chewy.  Freshly baked bread, sliced to order is the way they do it.  That attention to detail is what I like about this truck. Bread is the main hold together component of a sandwich — it should be important.  I ordered the pastrami, and their pastrami was amazing.  Salty and meaty and so so good.  I just want to tell you that I love pastrami. It is my favorite deli meat, and theirs satisfied my love for it.

The coolest part is that they put french fries in the sandwich. Not on the side, but inside the sandwich!  This was so good.  I didn’t have to take a bite of a sandwich, then the fries, then the sandwich — none of this back and forth mess.  I just took bite after bite after bite.  The acidity of the slaw they add went so perfectly with the fries. The provolone cheese melded all the flavors and rounded it out nicely.

A good sandwich always has to be balanced — flavors must come together in harmony.  The Meet n’ Potatoes pastrami sandwich was a perfect marriage of flavors. Most sandwiches taste like what they are, a sandwich — one flavor.  But theirs tasted like bread, meat, fries, tomatoes, slaw, and provolone all in one.  Each individual ingredient came through to form a perfect sandwich.

They offer other “meets” too — chicken cutlet, roast beef,  and turkey to name a few.  I would stick with the pastrami, as it is their best seller.  Maybe I am a little biased as you already know that I love pastrami.  Why would you stray away from pastrami anyways? Do you not want a good sandwich?  Check these guys out.  Follow them on twitter (@MeetnPOTATOES) and see where they are headed next.  Do whatever you have to do to get your hands on these.  One question I have is why they spell meat with a double “e”. Do they mean like, “we meet up, then we have potatoes?”  That doesn’t sound right, but no biggie.  Honestly, I don’t really care.  Heck, they could misspell all the words — I’ll still get my pastrami sandwich one way or another.

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Tiffany April 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Food trucks are HUGE in Durham right now! Is it me or does food just taste better coming off of a truck?


Franklin April 19, 2011 at 8:35 PM

How huge in your part of town? We had a 80+ Food truck fest here in LA 🙂 So it’s safe to say that we love our food trucks. I will be posting a bunch these next few weeks. And yes, it just tastes better off of a truck. I don’t know why.


Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen April 19, 2011 at 7:58 PM

FRENCH FRIES in the sandwich?! My husband would pass out I think! LOL ?- Katrina


briarrose April 19, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Wow that looks good….it’s a double win when the fries are in the sandwich itself. 😉


Elin April 20, 2011 at 4:20 AM

Yeah…from the way you described this sandwich, I have to agree that this is one wonderful sandwich from a food truck and since you have 80 over of them all over LA I guess you guys love it ! And your last close up photo had me drooling all over the keyboard. You are a teaser all right 🙂 anyway thanks for sharing and I love to read more…out of reach though but still can have a virtual bite..healthier I guess :p Have a nice day Franklin 🙂


Franklin April 20, 2011 at 6:10 AM

I am sorry you are so far away. I guess it is cruel of me to post things people can’t get their hands on. At least most food blogs are of recopies anyone can make at home. My apologies 🙂


Jenny (VintageSugarcube) April 21, 2011 at 6:09 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. I just tried the Meat and Potatoes food truck in LA last weekend at the Brewery Art Walk. I’m still dreaming about their fries. They were ahhhmazing.


Franklin April 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Cool! They are delicious aren’t they? I can’t wait to try them again. Which sandwich did you have btw?


Eftychia April 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Interesting post. Beautiful photos!


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