Ouch. Truck is sick today. No way to cook, so no service today. Going over the hill for a part. See you tomorrow!
We hit the streets this past week to roll to the film shoot at Pleasure Point. It was a great day out there, being in the midst of the strong sense of community–tons of longtime east-siders out and about–remembering Jay, getting on film as part of the memorial paddle out scene. Met a bunch of the Iron Cross Production folks who were great, and seemed to enjoy a break from the usual kraft services fare. Folks on 38th were so nice about letting us post up for several hours in front of their houses. It was amazing to see so many longboards in one place. It was also not so bad when Gerard Butler walked by with his wetsuit peeled down to below his waist…
Thanks Santa Cruz peeps for your support. Look for us at the Cold Water Classic. We’ll be there.
And there’s my hook…
Sorry to folks who came by 1500 Mission and found us not there. Biz is a bit slow during the week at the home location (not to mention that when the rains settle in i am guessing it will slow down even more) , so I need to go out sometimes to where the people are. We are getting catering and event requests, and we LOVE A PARTY. So, the home location schedule is tentative. I am hoping people will get into the food truck mentality of checking FB, twitter and the website to see where I am. I don’t want people to get frustrated and stop coming. I am going to make every effort to keep saturday and sunday morning hours consistent at 1500 Mission, and I am adding some friday and saturday dinner hours, last saturday being the first. I promise to be good about keeping the schedule posted. The twitter feed to the right is a great way to keep current.
Thanks for reading and bearing with me. Trying to find a way to build this business when there is only one of me to do almost everything…
I am doing it because I love to make people happy with good food.
We have settled into our new hours. Open Wednesday thru Sunday. On monday I do the shopping for the truck, which includes heading out to local farms to buy direct for the best price. Often it means a trip over the hill for special ingredients. Then I service the truck–empty and fill various tanks and take her for a bath and do other maintenance and repairs. Whew!! On tuesday I do prep work. Ok, so here is the open schedule:
WEDS-FRIDAY: Breakfast from 7:30-11:00 and Lunch from 11:30-2:00
SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Breakfast from 9:00-2:00
I am looking at the possibility of opening on weekend nights with the Korean taco menu–and doing special dinner nights with rotating super-focused menus. My own little pop-up scene. Maybe paella night, or cioppino night when crab season hits. Fried chicken night will definitely be a thing–a very special japanese-y recipe. Filling Station will likely join in with dessert.
My fingers are crossed for the students to find us (any ideas for reaching out to campus would be greatly appreciated) and for some calls to do parties and events, which is really fun for us. Need to find some time to research possible events. How to do it all!!!???
Would love to hear feedback on schedule. and hope to see you at the truck.
The past week has been a big one. Did breakfast at the home location, 1500 Mission Street on saturday and sunday. Learned alot! The schedule for the spot is still developing, but for sure we will be closed on Mondays, along with our biz collaborators The Filling Station. It is amazing to see it all come together exactly as I conceived of it so many months ago. So glad that Amber and Dave decided to come on board and do the coffee side of this little empire.
Also did the first roll out onto the streets/catering gig. It was at Harvey West Park ball fields. I served up korean style pork tacos to 30 aspiring farmers (lotta tacos!) while they played some seriously fun softball. It all went smoothly and the truck performed like a champ. Look forward to doing lots of parties!!!!
Welcome to The Truck Stop.
We are all about getting some great, fresh, local, organic and AFFORDABLE food into your belly. We are starting out with breakfast only (in about a week), ’til we get our feet wet, so to speak.
We will have some tacos and arepas for you, with quality ingredients like fresh farm eggs, uncured bacon, local handmade chorizo, and a selection of killer sauces/salsas. It sounds a little fancy but we are actually anti-foodies who like good stuff but aren’t uppity about it. We want to make you crave more, and want you to feel like it is a good value. Not cheap food with cheap ingredients, but good quality at a nice price. We are willing to make less to keep it that way. That’s just us.
Come by (starting around August 10th) and grab some fresh hot tacos for breakfast, and get your caffeine on at our good neighbors at “The Filling Station”. They have some kick-ass Four Barrel (from SF) coffee and will treat you right.
We will be happy to hook you up with a great meal to start your day. And the “we” includes teens from a local youth empowerment organization called “Food What?” who we will be providing with some work training opportunities. They are pretty amazing. Check them out at http://www.foodwhat.org.
And if you would like the truck to roll up to your party or event, send us an email at email@example.com. We can do alot more than tacos…