I screeched to a stop on Mill River Street in Stamford today. “What in the hell is that?” I said, pointing toward a shiny new food truck, “I haven’t seen this guy before.”
On the way back from Coney Island — where I witnessed one of America’s greatest sporting events — I had to pull over to see what was going on with this food truck.
It turns out Javier of Jav’s Pa’ Comer hit the streets only yesterday and will be slinging burgers, dogs and sandwiches on the West Side. From what I understand he’ll either be at Mill River Park, or over by the El Charrito taco truck on Richmond Hill.
The menu ranges from American classics — they seem to specialize in hot dogs — to more Latin-American fare (he’s Colombian). Some of the sandwiches include ropa vieja, Cubanos, and arepas.
Having just downed lunch at Taverna Kyklades in Astoria, and witnessing Joey “Jaws” Chestnut eat 50-something hot dogs, I wasn’t about to try to tackle one myself, but I’ll try and hit it up this week.