One of the young mavericks of the New York food truck scene is Sean Sullivan, founder and chef of Feed Your Hole. The truck first hit the scene a little over a year ago, but took some time off for maintenance over the winter. This week, they returned to the street.
With a name like Feed Your Hole, you know the food is going to be in your face. When you see the truck, that’s yet another sign. They probably have the most in-your-face truck on the street.
If you like big, sloppy burgers, hot dogs and fries, this is the place for you.
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It took a little time to peruse the menu, and I decided to get a Diesel Burger for $8 and chili cheese fries for $5. I don’t usually spend $13 on lunch, but this is their first review for CBS NY, and I wanted to give you an idea of what they serve.
If you want to keep lunch under $10, an order of regular fries are $3, and hot dogs with various toppings (chili, cheese, bacon, etc) are in the $3-4 range.
Sean told me he sources most of his ingredients (meats, cheese, produce) from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, which New Yorkers know is a more authentic Little Italy than the touristy one on Mulberry Street.
The Diesel Burger has cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and bacon. The burger was thick and cooked to medium, with pink in the middle, just like I asked for. The bacon and cheddar were great, but I didn’t really get much taste from the ranch dressing. Next time I’ll probably ask for extra ranch.
The chili cheese fries could have been a meal unto itself. A big portion of thin fries were topped with chili, cheese sauce and a few jalapeños. Sean’s chili was meaty, tomatoey and spicy. Topped with cheese sauce, it was even better.
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My only complaint was the fries were too soft for a heavy topping like this. I like my fries crispy to begin with, and with chili and cheese on top, they really need to be. Thin fries are fine, but they have to be more well done.
Even with limp fries, Feed Your Hole is still one of the more interesting food trucks around. But don’t go if you’re in a hurry, because Sean cooks the burgers fresh from scratch. You might have to wait 10 minutes, but the burger isn’t pre-cooked like some places do.
They did add someone solely to take orders and handle money. Now there are 3 people in the truck instead of 2, and it does help help things go a little quicker.
Feed Your Hole can be found on Twitter here. They don’t hit the widest swath of Manhattan, but are well worth the effort to track down and visit.