Virginia Historical Society Food Truck Court- Dressed and Pressed/Pizza Tonight
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The Food Truck Court located at the Virginia Historical Society is present Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 9pm. The selection of food trucks definitely reflect the culture and tastes of Richmond. While food trucks of the past used to serve up non-hygienic hot dogs and questionable meats, today’s food trucks are gourmet. For hopeful restaurateurs it is a far less start-up cost than a brick and mortar restaurant.
Menu: Sandwiches and Pizza ($8- $9)
Food: At Dressed and Pressed I ordered the Cuban Sandwich with White Truffle Tater Tots (this also included bottle water) for $8. I went to college in Florida and I am a HUGE fan of the Cuban Sandwich, in Florida it is a staple. Therefore, I compare all Cubanos (sandwiches) to the traditional Cubano you can get in Florida. This Cuban sandwich at Dressed and Pressed left me disappointed. The traditional Cuban Sandwich is made with Cuban bread (this appeared to be french bread) the bread is then cut in half buttered on both sides and filled with mustard, dill pickle, roast pork, ham, and Swiss cheese. Then the sandwich is placed in the press and grilled until all the meats and cheese are melded together and sandwich is about 1/2 its original size. As you can see from the picture, this sandwich was not pressed the way a traditional cubano would be pressed, which is the whole key behind a good Cuban sandwich. There was too much bread and too little meat, mustard (if there was any), and pickle. The ingredients were of great quality but too little of them. The tater tots, on the other hand, were terrific, I loved the white truffle sauce, it was divine. The picture does not do the tots justice because I ate some before taking the picture.
At Pizza Tonight we tried the Fig and Pig. What a great combination of flavors this was, prosciutto, figs, and Gorgonzola. The sweetness of the fig combined with the saltiness of the prosciutto and Gorgonzola is perfect. The aftertaste leaves you wanting more. The crust of the pizza was thin, just the way I like it, and cooked perfectly. I will definitely want this pizza again and will want to try the others.
Atmosphere: The Virginia Historical Society has a laid back atmosphere and is picnic friendly. Virginia Historical Society also has free admission nights of the Food Truck Court.
Service: Dressed and Pressed had two very friendly workers however, the wait was a little long but understandable when you have to “press” sandwiches to order. The Pizza Tonight crew was equally as friendly and very quick.
I gave Dressed and Pressed 3 Stars due to the under-pressed Cubano but the wonderful tater tots. I gave Pizza Tonight 3 1/2 Stars for the deliciously paired Fig and Pig pizza.