One of the best things about Fork on the Road is also one of the most baffling. At the recent Orphanage Park gig there were 27 of Adelaide's finest food trucks spread around this Goodwood reserve (not to mention six drink vendors), and I was stumped. It's hard enough to make a call on which food truck to buy from - then you have to choose something off the menu.
It had been a while since my last visit to Fork on the Road, so there were several new food trucks to see. Of course all my old favourites were back - Wienerbago and their spicy sausages, the fresh flavours from Argentina at Chimichurri Grill, spicy Mexican at La Cantina Co, Sneaky Pickle, and paella from The Taste Of Spain.
There were already queues forming at some food trucks when I arrived, but I took my time to explore around Orphanage Park. Singer Max Savage was entertaining the crowd while the kids' zone was packed with happy smiling children playing games. Mobile bars including the Speakeasy Hotel were doing well, but it was a bit early for me to start on a beer.
After doing a complete circuit of the park I had narrowed down my choices, but my mind was made when the queue at Feisty Filomena Italian street food truck suddenly cleared. They had a good range of food choices on Feisty Filomena's menu, and the prices were very reasonable too.
The Godmother lasagne dish looked too much for me to eat at lunch. The other three menu options all looked delicious: Big Lou's burger with two cheeses, Nonna's Balls (Arrancini balls with choice of sauces), and Fat Tony's Fingers. I didn't want to think too much about Tony, but the thought of crumbed chicken tenders smothered with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and sprinkled with fresh basil was enough to make me drool. A choice of soft drinks is also available.
Getting a beeper in exchange for my $10 order, I settle in to wait. Barely five minutes later I got a welcome tune from the beeper and was handed a tray container full of steaming hot Fat Tony's Fingers. Grabbing my plastic cutlery I scurried away to a quiet shady spot to examine my lunch. The generous portions of chicken were truly covered with a cheese and tomato sauce, and sitting on a bed of chunky chips.
Fat Tony's Fingers: Chicken Tenders in a Napolitano Sauce
Cutting into the chicken with plastic cutlery was surprisingly easy, confirming that it was succulent and tender. The sauce added a well-balanced flavour, enhancing the chicken to become a more-ish delight. I often find that larger chips can be a bit greasy, but the fat chips from Feisty Filomena Italian street food were crisp on the outside and soft in the centre. Delicious!
Fat Tony's Fingers from Feisty Filomena food truck were well priced for a good sized meal. I didn't actually finish all the chips, for which my dogs were extremely grateful. I'd buy the meal again were it not for Nonna's Balls on the menu - I have tried Arrancini previously from another street food vendor and they were delicious. They are next on my target list.
You will find Feisty Filomena Italian street food truck at various location in Adelaide and suburbs. The best way to locate them is by following them on Facebook. The food truck is operated by Linda and Josh, a friendly pair who will welcome you as they travel around Adelaide (try Semaphore Street Fair for one). Feisty Filomena also do catering for special events, so give them a call when you need some great food served.