Can You Spot the Fake Food Truck?

Can You Spot the Fake Food Truck?

What was Pun Day before there were food trucks, and their limitless appetite for memorable Twitter handles?

food truck
Image: Gary Soup via Flickr

Apparently, if you remember a truck's name, you'll want to eat there -- even if the name is unappetizing. Or downright tasteless. Or (by far the most common) a terrible, terrible pun. So let's march forth with a Pun Day quiz: Can you tell the real food truck from the fake?

(Real truck: Found on Google, backed up with links and pics whenever possible. Fake truck: Made up with friends at Soma Streat Food Park in San Francisco, which was pretty much the best party game ever. No hits on Google -- and hey, truck entrepreneurs, I would be happy to negotiate a deal.)

Let's get started!

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Which food truck is real?

The Grillenium Falcon or Obi-Wan Bulgogi?

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REAL TRUCK: GRILLENIUM FALCON

Grillenium FalconImage: Eater National via Flickr

(Yeah, I think there should be another N in "grillenium," too. )

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Which food truck is real?

Kabob Marley or Kim Jong Grillin?

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REAL TRUCK: KIM JONG GRILLIN'

Kim Jong GrillinImage: Sept. 10, 2011 - Pyongyang, North Korea - Photo provided by KCNA news agency shows former Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader KIM JONG IL gesturing as he watches a military parade in celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the DPRK. (Credit: © Kcna/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Alas, this Portland-area food cart went out of business in 2011.

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Which food truck is real?

Statutory Crepe or Egg Slut?

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REAL TRUCK: EGG SLUT

eggslutImage: Mike Lewis via Flickr

Fact: Egg Slut was described by Ruth Reichl herself as LA's "most decadent breakfast."

Statutory Crepe is imaginary, as it should be.

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Which food truck is real?

Vroom With a 'Cue or Great Balls on Tires?

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REAL TRUCK: GREAT BALLS ON TIRES

great balls on tiresImage: Neon Tommy via Flickr

Goodness gracious: This truck dishes food to its "ballers" in LA.

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Which food truck is real?

The Patty Wagon or Shrimps on the RV?

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REAL TRUCK: THE PATTY WAGON

Patty WagonImage: Umberto Brajy via Flickr

Not sure what their menu of burgers themed after jazz vocal standards has to do with police transportation, but I like it.

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Which food truck is real?

Hulk's Mash or Truck Norris?

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REAL TRUCK: TRUCK NORRIS

Truck Norris
Image: Julie Ross Godar

Truck Norris didn't go to culinary school. Culinary school went to Truck Norris. (NB: This truck has recently been renamed -- to Fist of Fusion. Can't make this stuff up.) Hulk's Mash is not a food truck. It is one of my favorite blog posts ever.

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Which food truck is real?

I Dream of Weenie or The Toast Whisperer?

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REAL TRUCK: I DREAM OF WEENIE

I Dream of WeenieImage: cmroman via Flickr

The Toast Whisperer exists only on YouTube, while I Dream of Weenie operates out of Nashville.

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Which food truck is real?

The Holy Ramen Empire or Chairman Bao?

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REAL TRUCK: CHAIRMAN BAO

Chairman BaoImage: ElizaIO via Flickr

This San Francisco truck changed its name to "The Chairman Truck" in 2011 after a trademark fight with NY restaurateur Eddie Huang, but still describes its food as "leading the Great Culinary Leap Forward."

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Which food truck is real?

Go Truck Yourself of Bigg Shrimp'n?

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REAL TRUCK: BIGG SHRIMP'N

Bigg Shrimp'nImage: Dan Hugo via Flickr

Let's RIIIIIDE.

Happy Pun Day!

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