You might have thought it was hot today, with the thermometer reaching past 100 degrees. But that was nothing compared to what Sameer Siddiqui and the crew of “Eat St.” faced when they filmed at Boardwalk on Bulverde Sunday.
As Siddiqui says in the video above, temperatures on the thermometer inside his truck hit 125 — because the interviews took place while the vents and the air conditioning were off as they made too much background noise.
Yet Siddiqui and his wife, Meagan, were so excited at being selected to be featured on the Cooking Channel show that they gladly braved the heat for a few hours. The same could be said of Rudolfo Martinez at Tapa Tapa, Jason Dady at DUK Truck and Brandon McKelvey and Drew Alan of Say.She.Ate.
Plenty of Rickshaw Stop fans were also on hand to enjoy the truck’s Pakistani beef kebabs served “taco style,” as the menu board says, in a pita bread or assorted styles of samosa, not to mention the kheer, a rice pudding delicately scented with a slight touch of rose water.
There were also plenty of diners at Boardwalk on Bulverde for the second annual Food Truck Thrown Down, in which about 20 food trucks gathered to offer everything from Stout’s Pizza to Belgian Waffle Co’s sweet confections to wacky drinks from Wine on Wheels and most welcome iced treats from KC’s Cones. Funds from the sales of drinks, of which plenty were needed to stave off dehydration, benefited the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Among the new trucks was Primo Passo Pizzeria, which has only been in business for three weekends. From an array that included Pork and Peas (applewood-smoked bacon and English peas), Funguy (pan-roasted oyster mushrooms and porcini-dressed watercress) and Sausage (lamb Merguez and Italian), I chose a Roman with white anchovies and mozzarella. A great to finish off a fine day of eating.
“Eat St.” finishes filming Monday at Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, with a focus on Society Bakery. Filming is open to the public at around noon.