Top Dish: Highway 542-Go serves up hearty comfort food

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 10, 2014 

Highway 542-Go food truck

A $7 Pinky Pork sandwich with pineapple slaw from the Highway 542-Go food truck.

KIE RELYEA — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Name: Highway 542-Go food truck.

Location: Highway 542-Go is part of Whatcom County's growing food truck scene. Its locations, for now, include Spartan Espresso at 700 Ohio St. in Bellingham on weekdays for breakfast and lunch, and Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave. in Bellingham, on Saturdays for dinner.

Call the food truck at 360-594-1960 or go to its Facebook page to keep posted on its locations.

Quick bite: A $7 Pinky Pork sandwich from Highway 542-Go paired with a $4.50 pint of Shoe Toss Rye IPA from Wander make for a fine and satisfying summer evening.

The sandwich, served between two hamburger buns, features shredded pork in a slightly smoky and sweet barbecue sauce topped by pineapple slaw with cabbage, julienne carrots and little chunks of pineapple.

Fans of slaw that isn't a goopy mess of mayonnaise will appreciate Highway 542-Go's take, which complements the pork filling instead of overwhelming it.

Side note: If you're in the mood for indulgence, pair the Pinky Pork with the $5 small order of Canucks Delux Poutine.

A common French-Canadian dish, poutine is french fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curds.

Highway 542-Go's version features light-brown gravy and melted mozzarella cheese served over fries or tots. It is salty, rich comfort food. Eat it fast, unless you like gooey fries and tots after the gravy soaks in.

Ambiance: Casual.

Wander Brewing has plenty of seating inside its inviting warehouse space, near the intersection of Ohio Street and Cornwall Avenue, as well as outdoor seating.

Extra serving: Or grab a space at the seats attached to the food truck's exterior, where you can find mounted snowboards serving as counters.

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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