It was on Nextdoor that my wife and I learned that a cheeky food truck from A Little Nauti, a local catering company, would be nearby. After seeing how hard caterers have been hit by the pandemic, we decided to place an order with the food truck — but, once we ate chef Christopher Murphy's decadent loaded shrimp fries, it was clear that A Little Nauti did us a favor, and not the other way around.
As you’d expect from a seafood-first kitchen, the fried shrimp studded atop the bed of french fries were perfect. A crunchy cornmeal coating gave way to mild, tender shrimp. While the combination of cheese and seafood typically is a nonstarter, mellow Mexican white cheese was a tangy complement to the fried shrimp and hearty, salty fries. More Mexican flavors — from smoky chipotle sauce, lime crema and scallions — tied all the components together. The fries themselves were wonderful, providing a tasty canvas on which the lively flavors could stand out.