Top Dish: Bite into tasty burgers, and more, at StrEAT Food in Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 17, 2014 

StrEAT Food, Bellingham

StrEAT Food's latest special is a tapenade pork burger made with 1/3-pound of seasoned ground pork with olives, romesco arugula slaw and blue cheese served on a grilled bun for $7.65.

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Name: StrEAT Food

Location: The eatery has a mobile food truck as well as a café at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven.

Find the truck's location as well as café hours by going to streatfood.me. Or call 360-927-0011 for the truck and 360-770-9052 for the café.

Quick bite: StrEAT Food serves up hamburgers that are a cut above the norm. Last week's special was a tapenade pork burger that was 1/3-pound of seasoned ground pork with olives, romesco arugula slaw and blue cheese served on a grilled bun for $7.65.

It served up a savory burst of flavor - the blue cheese adding a gooey richness and the slaw providing a contrasting pleasing crunch.

Pair it with a $1.50 small order of crispy french fries flecked with salt, and any pint of Kulshan beer when the food truck is parked at Kulshan Brewing, for a satisfying meal.

Veggie nibble: The $4.65 veggie taco featured black beans, roasted sweet potato, basmati rice, spinach and a yellow curry coconut crema on a flour tortilla. Slightly sweet and tangy, it was notable for a slow burn from the curry that was cooled by the coconut.

Ambiance: Casual. If you visit while the truck is at Kulshan, you'll likely be sitting on one of the picnic tables or standing at a long, high counter outside because the brewery if often busy; make sure to dress for the fickle spring weather.

Extra serving: StrEAT Food was one of the early entrants in the emerging food truck scene in Whatcom County and given its flair in elevating the humble burger, say hello to the guywich and the jalapeno jam burger, and other foods, it will be around for a while.

Got suggestions for tasty tidbits in Whatcom County or an eatery known for a particular dish? Send them to kie.relyea@bellinghamherald.com or call 360-715-2234.

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