We heard that we just had to try the Go Fish Food Truck. As we tell more people that we want to try all the food trucks in Boston, they begin recommending favorites.
Update for the Spring 2013 Food Truck Season: The Go Fish have traded the fish for a Burger theme and we'll have more on this crew once we meet up with the new menu. So the Go Fish truck won't be on 2013 schedule.
As these rolling restaurants expand their reach and numbers throughout the Boston area, we’re Food Truck Tracking– checking out some of their favorite nesting spots, and what you’ll find when you get there. -The BostonZest Team!
We also want to hear what trucks all of you like, and where you think we should go next. Add your food truck tips in our comment section.
Name: Go Fish
Truck Description: Bright, colorful, underwater graphics with lots of fish swimming around a big pool.
Chef: David Stein is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and holds a BS in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He's been an Executive Chef and Restaurant Owner.
What’s on the Menu: A changing menu of market fresh seafood dishes with a few specials thrown in for your carnivore and veggie-loving pals.
Drinks: Lemonade, ice tea, water
Known for/must try/signature dish: Brother Trucker's Famous Downeast Clam Chowder, fish tacos, and the perfect lobster roll.
They say: "Come get the freshest seafood, creative seasonal specials and sides, as well as New England classics like Clam Chowdah, Fried Fish Sandwiches and Lobsta Rolls. Key words: Fresh, Local, Seasonal."
Nice Touch: A table full of condiments with little containers, so you can accessorize your meal– your way. There are big shakers of salt and pepper, hot sauces, housemade sauces, malt vinegar, balsamic, olive oil and catsup. Take your pick or mix your own.
Philosophy/Mission: Deliver restaurant quality food to those who step up to the window of the Go Fish truck.
Regulars say: We had recommendations for this truck from folks all over the Back Bay, including Howie Rubin at Bauer Wine & Spirits. When he heard we were doing a series on Food Trucks, his first question was, "Have you tried the fish truck?" Thanks Howie, we have now!
"Ok seriously - the tacos yesterday, DELISH, and the bouillabaisse.... TO DIE FOR! The Navy Yard loves youze guys!- Debra Gold"
Did you know? They are starting to show up at more and more spots around the city. Keep your eye out for them at the Christian Science Center, Charlestown Navy Yard, and Peter's Park.
Order and Pick up routine: Step up to the window, order, and they will call you when your food is ready.
Payment: MC, VISA, Discover, Cash
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If you want to learn to cook seafood like David, here are some seafood reference books to answer all your questions..
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2011 Penny & Ed Cherubino