Thursday, March 17, 2011

Big Wheel Provisions Food Truck at College Park Farmers Market

Photo courtesy of Orlando Weekly
Tony Adams and Tim Lovero, chef/owners of Big Wheel Provisions have been toying with the idea of opening a food truck for a while, and his dreams have finally rumbled up to the corner of Washington and Orange Ave in downtown Orlando in the afternoons as of yesterday.

Bringing his local, farm-raised fare to the streets, Tony joins the arepas truck, the crepe guy, Aaron Santiago and his vegan hot dogs, Korean Taco Box and the cupcake truck as Orlando gains momentum in the food truck scene. Of course everywhere else food trucks are already passe - but hey, that's O-town.

I couldn't make it to the press preview, but Food & Drink editor of Orlando Weekly Jessica Bryce Young did. Read her comments on the Salivation Army blog here.  Here's the menu for 3/17 from Big Wheel's website.

Tony, Tim and their truck will be outside the College Park Farmer's Market in the Infusion Tea parking lot tonight starting at 5pm, so come by and get dinner. On the menu is a fabulous-sounding reuben with corned beef and caraway-brined sauerkraut. I know what I'll be having for dinner.

Follow the Big Wheel Provisions food truck on Twitter for menus and location updates: @BigWheelTruck

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The New Cupcake

Photo courtesy of SteamyKitchen
I called it - pie is the new cupcake. You thought cake pops were cute; have you seen these adorable pie pops?

I can't wait to make them this summer with fresh blueberries and blackberries from the U-pick place next to my parents' house in Webster, Florida.

Orlando got its first cupcake place, Bluebird Bake Shop on Corrine Dr. last year, and I'm just waiting for the pie truck from Cheap Tart Bakery in Chicago  rolls into town. Can you imagine pie on a stick not just for the county fair or Key West anymore? I'm loving the idea. Men love pie anyway, and men, as we all know, are the untapped foodie marketplace. Once there's a buffalo wing truck parked on Orange Ave, Orlando will have arrived.

For now, pass the pie.