The food truck trend is taking Denver by storm. While popular in other cities like Portland and New York City food trucks have just recently popped up in Denver and Boulder. It’s a much less expensive endeavor than opening a restaurant. Carts either have a standard spot or drive around town using social media like Twitter and Facebook to announce their menu and location.
When you think about street food you might think about hotdogs or pretzels but cooks at the carts are doing very upscale and affordable food. David Bravdica at Brava pizza uses locally sourced ingredients for his pies. Elliot and Mike at Gastro Cart are doing things like pancetta sliders, with hickory smoked aioli and cider vinegar gastrique. Jim at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs does Yak Black Ale Cherry dogs and chicken and apple brats.
A great way to check out some of the trucks is to join Culinary Connectors for their first Food Truck Tour this Friday. From 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. stroll around downtown Denver and enjoy tastings at Gastro Cart, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, the Porker Cart and Brava Pizza. In true Culinary Connectors tradition the tour will end at Brava Pizza so that guests can not only enjoy David’s fabulous pies, but also have a drink for Happy Hour on Lannie’s patio.