well, if you have not figured it out, we sold our trailer to another food truck operator in LV. we had a great time and our last week was amazing. with the help of jolene @ sloppi jo’s we had a great final week in addition to first friday and other events.
we had a ton of fun serving LV smokin good BBQ for the past year. we met so many amazing people from other operators to customers to the drunk guy that wanted mexican food from our truck….you got tacos?
we stressed every week making sure that we would have the best food ever coming out of the smoker. we wanted 100% perfection everytime we went out. i was a real pain in the ass to work for….just ask Larry. i could have never done it without him. We definitely served up a ton of people though. I stressed out over the number of followers on twitter, the number of likes on FB and the reviews on Yelp. all in all we did pretty good though.
although i liked serving the crowds at StrEATS or First Friday, my favorite event was Saturday Night Truck Stop at Tommy Rockers. There we serve some of the most creative stuff that we put together. me and momma would try to out think each other each week for something good to serve. home made bacon, pastrami, bacon wrapped scallops, many different types of sliders, savory bread pudding. it was all pretty incredible but 4 am sucked ass.
the second best was parking on decatur with Yellow Lunch Box. we set up our table, heat lamp, two trailers and some good fucking food. one night that Ron was not there, I was having some beers early with Momma and then later with Larry and Ninewire. it was a Sausagefest…no offense with the namesake Oliver. Again a night for me to remember.
Then there was the charity side of it and organizing the food truck round up at NVCI or doing the school charity for Grouchy.
the coolest thing was having all these restaurant people come up to the truck each week: Chef Josh, Chef Edmond, Chef Chris P and Chef Chris H, Chef Sheridan, Steve, Duece, ELF, the vegas foodie, and others who, I am sorry, I forget names. It was the most amazing feeling when these notable chefs and food people would tell me that our food was good. i would think in my head…I am just some schmuck accountant serving BBQ.
Then the weekly characters of Ninewire, Mitzula, Illsey, etc. Each and everyone was incredibly nice and supportive. we appreciate each and every one.
One person who was always retweeting our tweets was Teshua. I remember being at SNTS one night talking about turkeys with her. it gave me a lot of good ideas, but i was really drunk too!! Thanks Teshua.
then we had our board of director meetings with the VP of Marketing (JT) who used up all of his business cards giving them out to everyone else but business contacts, VP of Wood (Smiles) who only touched an actual piece of wood once, CFO and VP of Rub (Bens BBQ Momma) no intro needed, Mascot (Sergio) i still curse myself for not buying that outfit in Texas and getting him drunk to sit on the back of the trailer, and our VP of Liquor (Steve) who got us shit faced one BoD meeting!!!
lastly the other food truck operators….many thanks goes to Sno Ono for letting us park next to them at Sharon Sugars Bakery. without them we would have never had that first place to park. Grouchy Johns, LuLu’s, Sloppis, Yellow Lunch Box, Tasty Bunz, Chi Town, Sausagefest, Haulin Balls, BBQ Boy, Sin City, Quality Food Service, Fuku, Sliders, Curbside, Red Neck, Lola D’s, and lastly A-1 catering. again, sorry if i missed anyone.
I miss it. Momma misses it. for a B lister truck and in the beginning the “elusive truck”, we sure did good. we hope to be back one day…maybe doing something a little different!! I speak for Kara and I but I feel blessed that we were a part of it.
yours in smoke…..Peace.