In this new series, we’re asking local chefs, bartenders and other food professionals to tell us about the best meal they had in the last week.
This week James Rich, owner of the PGH Taco Truck, reveals where you’re most likely to find him when he’s not slinging Pittsburgh’s favorite street food.
I’d say it was at Gaucho on Penn Avenue in the Strip. I sat outside and had the flank steak sandwich on ciabatta bread with some grilled red peppers and some of their chorizo sausage on toast. And I had grilled corn. They have four different times of chimichurri sauce, which is an olive oil-based sauce with different herbs and seasonings. The drink was an afterthought—I think I had a Mexican Coke.
There’s about a 20 percent chance that when I eat out, I’m going to eat there. That place is one of the best food values in Pittsburgh right now. We’ve taken the truck there at least twice before services; we’ll park it a little bit down the street. I’ve probably eaten there over 15 times in the last six months. I just can’t say enough good stuff about that place. It’ll blow your mind. Make sure you get the corn.