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NY Food Truck Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Hero From Shorty’s On Wheels

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Truck Lunch

Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.

We’re slowly working our way through the menu of Shorty’s On Wheels. Last time we had a classic Philly cheesesteak, which is probably their most famous dish.

The next choice on the menu was easy – Buffalo Chicken Steak for $10.  We’re big fans of buffalo chicken, from the hot sauce to the bleu cheese.  Celery we can take or leave – but it’s not on this sandwich, so that didn’t matter.

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sandwich1 NY Food Truck Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Hero From Shortys On Wheels

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Taking the hero out of the bag, you could smell both the bleu cheese and the pungent hot sauce.  You can opt for ranch dressing instead of bleu cheese, and there are both mild and hot buffalo sauces.

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Opening the wrapper, I was a bit surprised that the chicken was basically shredded.  Most buffalo chicken sandwiches I’ve had were either cutlets, fingers, or large chunks of chicken. This took a little getting used to.

Once I took a few bites, the wonderful buffalo chicken flavor was evident. There was the strong bleu cheese taste, the spicy hot sauce, and the soft, steamed hero bread.

bread oven NY Food Truck Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Hero From Shortys On Wheels

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Did I mention that Shorty’s actually bakes this bread on the truck? There’s a bread oven on the truck where they bake the heros fresh every couple of hours.

Since texture is such a big part of eating, I must say that I prefer whole pieces or large chunks of chicken to the tiny, shredded pieces of chicken in the buffalo chicken sandwich. Calling it Buffalo Chicken Steak on the menu is even more confusing.

Don’t get me wrong, this was still delicious, but there is one way I think it could be better, with chunks of chicken.

You can follow Shorty’s On Wheels on Twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies Twitter feed.  They don’t seem to be tweeting regularly, so we contacted Shorty’s to find out their schedule. It is as follows:

Mon-Tues-Fri 7am-10pm — 151 Maiden lane (corner of front st)
Wed 7am-3pm – DUMBO — 5pm-10pm – 151 Maiden lane
Thurs 7am-3pm – 47th & park — 5pm-10pm – 151 Maiden Lane
Sundays (July) – Pier 13 Hoboken