Posted: April 22, 2010 10:36 AM
It's happening: The food-truck trend
---a culinary phenomenon that's already exploded in Portland, Los Angeles, and New York---has finally reached the Mile High City.
For proof, track down the Denver Cupcake Truck
, which started making rounds last week. A spin-off of Park Hill's Cake Crumbs
bakery, the treat mobile peddles eight flavors of cupcakes (mmmm, lemon) and ice-cold milk until sell-out. The truck changes its location daily, sometimes multiple times, and keeps fans posted via its blog and Facebook
Following on the heels of the Cupcake Truck is Pinche Tacos
, Spicy Pickle
co-founder Kevin Morrison's ode to Mexican eats, which Morrison hopes to have running by mid-May. He'll peddle tacos (wrapped in warm corn tortillas) on the 16th Street Mall, at farmers' markets, and late-night in LoDo.
Also this spring, Rayme Rossello's (former co-owner of Proto's Pizzeria Napoletana
) plans to hit the road with Comida
, her Boulder truck . Her street fare is more diverse than Pinche's, with gorditas, quesadillas, and breakfast fare, in addition to tacos---and her truck is painted a can't-miss pink.
Later this summer, watch for Josh Wolkon (Vesta Dipping Grill
) to rev up the Steuben's Food Truck
. Wolkon tracked down a 1978 Chevy diesel and is currently converting it into a vegetable oil- and solar-powered modern-day food mobile. The truck will make lunchtime rounds serving Steuben's menu favorites.
Like I said, the trend has arrived and is likely to become more pervasive with each passing month. There's even talk of the Denver Biscuit Company
starting up the Biscuit Bus.