Apparently knowing me all too well, I frolicked my way over and after a brief shopping stint, proceeded immediately to Handsome Coffee Roasters where Anthony dialed in one of the most perfectly pulled shots of espresso my tastebuds have ever experienced.
A food truck.
I was back to my roots, and immediately stepped in line, not bothering to Yelp, nor even take notice of the truck’s name. Perusing the menu, I realized that this was, in fact, an egg truck.
AN EGG TRUCK!
Egg Slut, run by chef Alvin Cailan, serves up a mess of eggcelent dishes: runny yolks in all their golden glory, scrambled to impossibly light and airy proportions, and fried onto burgers and breakfast sandwiches. After several tense moments of contemplation, I decided upon, “Thee Slut,” a coddled egg atop potato puree, chives and grey sea salt with toast. With a twelve minute wait in front of me, I patiently paced on the sidewalk, until who walks up but none other than Anthony, who proceed to order Meat City.
“Going off-menu?” I asked nosily as yellow yolk dribbled off my spoon and down my sky blue sweater.
Sure en-oueff, the locals know about Egg Slut’s secret menu. Meat City, I come to find, was created as the answer to the pleas of members from the CrossFit gym across the street seeking a paleo-friendly, post-workout meal. Three fluffy, soft-scrambled eggs sit high atop strips of rare skirt steak, a truck-made turkey sausage patty laden with sage and a hint of spice, capped with lightly dressed greens and just a sprinkle of cheese.
These guys do eggs right, sticking to the traditional French method when it comes to cracking and cooking.
Cold pan. Butter. Egg. On and off heat. Stirred with a spoon, never a whisk.
In fact, they do everything right. They pop-up at Handsome for a reason: not only do they support their community, but they refuse to compromise quality in both the food they serve as well as the businesses with which they associate themselves. Forget canned sodas and bottled anything, you're going to get the best when you're around the Egg Slut.
When in L.A., check ‘em out. They’re at Handsome Coffee Roasters M-Th., 12-4p and Sat-Sun 9a-1p and The Heart and the Hunter M-F 7-11a.