Dula's Fish on the Fly Food Truck
In an effort to save money, I usually pack my lunch to work. Somedays, however, I like to treat myself. Today was one of those days. I read on Eat The Streets 757 that Dula’s Fish on the Fly would be right up the street from my office. I eagerly watched the clock until noon and headed up Perimeter Parkway.
Dula’s offers a modest menu, with fried fish, fried shrimp, fried oysters and sides. I arrived at 12:15 p.m. and Dula’s was already out of the potato salad and macaroni and cheese. I overheard the Geico employees talking about just how amazing the mac and cheese is. I was instantly jealous.
As much as I love fried seafood, I knew I had to keep this meal fairly light or else the "itis" would kick in before my work day was over. The Big Mouth Fish Sandwich sounded like a safe, yet filling, decision.
A large, crispy piece of fish was topped with coleslaw and placed between a lightly toasted plain bun. Initially, I was a little bummed with my order. I thought the sandwich was supposed to come with some kind of signature sauce. I was also offered tartar sauce, but somehow it didn’t make its way onto my fish.
That disappointment immediately disappeared after I took my first bite. The crunch of the fish fry led to a soft, moist bite of white fish. The cooks in Dula’s truck clearly know what they’re doing. The fish was perfectly fried, seasoned just enough and wasn’t dripping with grease. The tangy coleslaw gave the sandwich the sauce-like element that I was missing.
I couldn't resist ordering a side of crinkle fries. A line started to form in front of the truck. Almost everyone was waiting to get a side of fries, lightly dusted with seasoned salt, to go along with their meal. The fries came hot and took up half the box, giving me my $12 worth for the whole meal.