This night, however, the Deluxe Truck was un-paradoxically parked on the pedestrian walkway on the Southeast corner of the Denver Art Museum for an outside version of Denver's 10th Pecha Kucha night. If you don't know what Pecha Kucha is, I will briefly try and explain. It's a night where a bunch or geeky-types like myself gather to watch designer-types, entertainer-types-- and just about anyone-- put on a slide show presentation of 20 slides that each move forward automatically after 20 seconds. Doesn't sound fun? Well, you might have liked this one anyway, because you could have eaten at the Deluxe food truck without feeling weird that you were eating at the truck of the restaurant that you were outside of--and could have just gone inside and enjoyed a meal sitting at a table instead.
In the ongoing debate about the food pricing from the now numerous food trucks that have hit Denver in the 2010 Summer Food Truck Boom, there is little question as to where Deluxe stands. Likely you won't walk up to this shiny and attractive deluxe orange-rocket-of-a-food-truck thinking about getting a bargain meal. But I think the prices are relatively fair. Where else could I have ordered a $5 ceviche before watching slides projected on the side of the Denver Art Museum?
The answer of course is nowhere but the Deluxe Truck. And the ceviche was pretty damn good. It was made with tilapia, served in a crispy shell and topped with cilantro and pickled red onions. It was fresh and in my humble yet opinionated opinion (IMHyoO), very much worth five bucks.
I probably should have gotten the truffle-oil fries, but these were very good home-cut fries seasoned with garlic and fresh thyme. They cost me $2.50. People should stop complaining about prices.