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The Bunslinger: Pinch some Buns in Sonoma County

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Bunslinger Food Truck in Sonoma County

Bunslinger Food Truck in Sonoma County

If you’ve got a hankering to pinch some soft, pillowy buns, BiteClub’s got the hookup.

Mobile foodist Jeff Tyler (from the North Bay’s Chicago-Style Hot Dogs and Palooza Catering) has launched The Bun Slinger, a bright yellow truck serving up pork belly, steak, chicken, and tofu wrapped in Chinese steamed buns.

Togarishi and kimchee fries at the Bunslinger

Togarishi and kimchee fries at the Bunslinger

Taking a cue from popular SF trucks like Chairman Bao, Tyler does a tasty fusion of grilled meats, spicy aioli, and veggies on the handheld sammies along with kimchi or togarishi (a sort of sweet, salty, spicy rub) fries. For $12, you get three buns and a side of fries.

bunsLook for the Bunslinger at O’Reilly Media in Sebastopol on Thursdays and at the Sonic.net headquarters in Roseland on Wednesdays. You can find his exact schedule and routes online.

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8 Responses

  1. Joshua Pinaula March 28, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I noticed on yelp, one reviewer calls out the truck for having being racist and having a racial stereotype painted on the side of the van – citing “slanty eyes”. I thought it was a kid winking.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/bun-slinger-santa-rosa

    The review doesn’t particularly talk about the the quality of the food, though.

  2. Donna May 24, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    SO GOOD! I love Jeff’s food! The togarashi fries are insane! The buns are even better, if that’s possible. Can’t wait to eat again next week.

    • Bruce June 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      He was at Sebastiani a couple Fridays ago and my mind was officially blown by the togarashi fries.

  3. Big D May 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Where is Sonic located?

    • biteclub May 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      2260 Apollo Way in Santa Rosa

  4. Mark May 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    We’ve really liked having them at Sonic :-)

  5. Laura A May 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    We ate at the Bun Slinger a few weeks back and hoping things get better. The kimchee fries were VERY fishy and the pork belly bun had a very odd flavor. Hoping these are just growing pains.

    • biteclub May 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

      he’s not using fish sauce in the kimchee anymore.

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