Cast Iron Skillet food trailer makes a mean portobello sandwich

By Rob Young

Special to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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The Mad Cap Portobello sandwich from the Cast Iron Skillet.
  • An Angus cheeseburger.
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    An Angus cheeseburger.

If you go

What: Cast Iron Skillet

Where: Revolving. Check twitter.com/CastIronTruck for updates

Hours: Typically 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

more info: 697-2644

As much has been made of the food trucks here in Charleston, we tend to pass over the other mobile meal-bearing vessel: the food trailer.

Cory’s Grilled Cheese, Roadside Seafood, Dukes Barbecue’s clever log cabin and even BlackJack Barbecue’s big red rig help make up the caravan.

And here’s another for the list: Cast Iron Skillet.

Toting barbecue, burgers and a few creative turns, Cast Iron Skillet takes to the winds in a large black trailer, painted flames tickling its logo.

The food trailer mainly makes appearances in North Charleston, touching down at the Celadon Warehouse (2221 Noisette Blvd.), SAIC (1141 Remount Road), Miller-Motte Technical College (8085 Rivers Avenue) or the Executive Park at Faber Place (3955 Faber Place Drive). But it’s best to check the Cast Iron Twitter page at twitter.com/CastIronTruck for the most up-to-date schedule.

Almost each offering is made to order, a difficult achievement given the space and time constraints.

But the Cast Iron Skillet ably manages, whether building cook-to-temperature Angus burgers ($7.50) or frying up hand-battered shrimp ($8).

Barbecue ($6.50), chopped and vinegar-based, is a menu staple, the sandwich benefiting from a Saffron brioche bun.

The Bob Marley jerkchicken sandwich ($8) exacts another winner; its jack cheese and pesto mayo make welcome additions.

Even so, the bet of the bunch might be the Mad Cap Portobello ($8). A sizable, beefy portobello mushroom is bathed in white wine and heaped with melted mozzarella, roasted red peppers and pesto, and swaddled onto ciabatta. It’s a dynamic offering, and certainly worth a trip to the trailer.