How happily one finds oneself in the right place at the right time. Today is the opening day for The Food Fighter, a vivid orange and blue vehicle parked conspicuously at the corner of Jasper and 106. Food Fighter is no rookie in the world of victuals on wheels, and cut their metaphorical teeth in Calgary.
The Food Fighter is a specialist in all things parmigiana. Chicken, veal, eggplant, and more. One may customize each with any numbers of grilled toppings, including mushrooms and onions. Sandwiches are under $10 each and addition of a soft drink would ring one's meal in at around $12. On this sunny but horrendously windy day - summer in the light but winter in the shade, as Charles Dickens once said - a steady line-up awaits profferings of cheesy, saucy, fried glory in a bun.
An eggplant parm-wich is a commendable concoction of crusty-creamy fried eggplant lavished with robust tomato sauce and an ample blanket of melted a cheese. A softball-sized bun can scarcely contain its cargo; fragrant onions and savoury mushrooms veritably burst from their enclosure. The result? A damn find sandwich. Charmed, no: parm'd to meet you.