Food & Drink

Island-inspired eats from the shiniest blue truck

Generally, when discussed in the context of Minnesota streets, "the islands" are just where you stand when trying to cross the road and/or buy drugs. Now though, the spirit of more exotic islands is being brought curbside, thanks to Tiki Tim's

This food truck looks pretty rad: it's a giant, bright blue Chevy, which Timmy himself built out to somehow avoid looking like all other food trucks, and has sort of an old-school Hawaiian camper van aesthetic. And poking out of the side of said camper-looking truck? Tim's curly-haired head, and his "island-inspired plates" like breaded tilapia tacos with garlic cream sauce on local La Perla flour tortillas, and crab/garlic/onion/jalapeno "Tiki Cakes". Also, a Kalua Pork Sandwich with seasoned, slow-roasted pig slathered in homemade pineapple ginger coleslaw on a Franklin Street Bakery ciabatta, and a totally Hawaiian Grilled Caprese Sandwich that subs in mozzarella for muenster -- hey, no one said this would be capr-easy

If you just want to snack, of course, there's a potato mac salad and hand-cut fries, both of which'll ensure that, while no man is an island, you'll at least be the size of one.