Daniel Shetomb, owner of the food truck: The Lime Truck, opened up TLT, the brick-n-mortar version at the Irvine Spectrum back in November 2014. The menu was inspired and taken from their food truck, allowing fans to enjoy the favorite menu items anytime, year round.
TLT also has weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-3:00, with items not found on the daily menu. I came here with fellow Lime Truck fans to try items from the extended menu. We all decided to order something and share.
|Located across Dave and Busters|
Stephen and I decided on the Devil’s Quesadilla, which had prosciutto, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, topped with a chipotle-honey aioli and cotija cheese. The prosciutto was fried to a crisp bacon like consistency, which really made the quesadilla smokey. The sambal sauce that came with the entree was too spicy for me, but my friends seemed to enjoy it.
We also got the french toast. The entree came with 3 slices of toast, topped with a cinnamon/ vanilla toasted almonds, one fried egg, and thin slices of apples. Compared to the explosive taste of the quesadilla, this dish complimented it by being mild and sweet.
|Inside the quesadilla|
Gloria ordered outside the Brunch Menu and got the Poblano chicken nachos and the Braised short rib potato dumplings. The nachos were a meal by itself, and easily 2 or more people could share it, which thankfully we did. The chilies were not that spicy, and worked well with the chicken.
The braised beef dumplings was a hit for everyone. The meat was tender and made a great ragu in the dumplings, which was basically a gnocchi. Even though we shared that dish, it was easy for just one person to finish.
Excellent brunch, and it didn’t break the bank. My toast and quesadilla, along with 2 drinks came to $24, and it was made to order.
|Chicken poblano nachos|
|Short rib potato dumplings (think gnocchi)|