The Food Network has changed the way society thinks about food. Specifically, The Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race has made the simple act of eating good food from a restaurant on wheels a badge of coolness.
You can get your “cool badge,” along with some really great fries, at Some Like it Hot, a food truck currently parked at 2915 Youree Drive in Shreveport.
While food trucks may be trendy, the menu at Some Like it Hot is anything but. Some Like it Hot serves straight-forward diner food: pancakes, omelets, biscuits and gravy for breakfast, and burgers, patty melts, grilled sandwiches and hand-cut fries for lunch. Prices are extremely wallet-friendly: aside from a $9 breakfast platter called “The Button Buster,” which includes nearly every breakfast item on the menu, the most expensive item on the menu is the 8 oz. stuffed bacon cheddar burger, which sells for $7.50. Burgers start at $3.75. The fries, which remind me a great deal of the fries from George’s Grill, can be fantastic if you get to them quickly: substantial, golden-brown things with bits of potato skin still clinging to each end. These are french fries as they were meant to be served.
As for a “food truck scene,” there’s already buzz going around about a new food truck coming soon to Shreveport-Bossier. This Twitter account has been set up for a soon-to-debut food truck called GreenHouse, which “will specialize in locally grown vegetables, meats with integrity, and fresh baked bread daily.”
Some Like it Hot’s posted hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. They are currently located in the parking lot of Collier’s Custom Classics, near the intersection of Youree Drive and Kings Highway. They can be reached by phone at (318) 455-2592. “Like” them on facebook for the latest news and updates.