So there is definitely something really, really charming about getting food from a truck, and about eating standing up while dripping delicious burger juice on your feet. Still, I am pretty sure I would have loved my OnlyBurger even if I’d been seated and given napkins (I imagine they will have napkins in the future…but it was pretty messy).
The burger was perfectly cooked (as in, not too), the cheese was real, and the bun was deliciously toasted in butter (see the bottom of the menu below for why they do that…). While no one who tried it would give it an unequivocal “better than Wimpy’s” rating (or “better than Five Guys,” if that is your standard), people ranged in reaction from very pleased to moaning a little bit. The fries were even better; I can’t think of any I’ve had in Durham that I like more (unless they had bacon on them, which is cheating).
We asked where the truck would be in the future, and were told to check the website for its location.
p.s. You might have noticed the lovely t-shirt in the photo of the burger. I know, it’s dorky and was not done on purpose. But while it’s up there…I still have some of those shirts left! If you tried to get one when I posted about them before, you may have gotten lost in the shuffle and should try again. Email carpedurham -at- carpedurham.com. To recap, they come in men’s and women’s sizes (American Apparel) and are $13 (plus a bit more if you want it mailed). In the photo it looks vaguely blue/purple, but that is only because my camera extremely sucks. Actually, they are dark gray.