Around the BLOCK

Pigwich

Despite recent pieces in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Chef Alex Pope is not about to rest on his laurels. Last month he rolled out a new food truck called Pigwich, that will be permanently parked behind his Local Pig butcher shop. Located in a secluded part of the East Bottoms, […]

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Driftwood KC Food Truck

A new food truck to check out….Driftwood KC. Full disclosure, it’s run by my nephew and his wife. But that doesn’t mean the food isn’t terrific!  It’s actually more of a trailer and though mobile, is normally parked at 101st St. and State Line, in the lot just to the north of Office Max. There’s […]

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Prairie Fire Oven

I first met David White and sampled his pizza while attending Art in the Vines at the Somerset Ridge Winery in Paola Kansas. Prairie Fire Oven is similar to a food truck in that the oven is on a trailer that hitches to a car or truck, but a separate fold up tent is part […]

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Westport Street Fare

Aaron Confessori and Richard Wiles are busy men. They own Westport Cafe and Bar, the recently opened Boot, and they are operating the Westport Street Fare, a food truck parked at the corner of Westport and Pennsylvania in the parking lot just to the west of Harry’s Bar and Tables. The truck serves up mostly […]

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Indios Carbonsitos

I’ve definitely joined the food truck craze, and have been trying to sample as many of the vendors as I can. Just like not all restaurants are the same, neither can food trucks be lumped together. I prefer those that are a cut above the rest, with either upscale (as is the case at Port […]

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Port Fonda food truck

Wow. What a treat. I stopped by the Port Fonda food truck last Saturday afternoon to sample chef/owner Patrick Ryan’s Mexican fare, cooked to order at the truck’s stove. I had been reading for months about Ryan’s project, a retrofitted airstream trailer. And this is not any old trailer. The interior is wrapped with gorgeous […]

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Fresher Than Fresh Ice Pops

No need to wait until snow cone season. You can get Fresher Than Fresh ice pops in a freezer case at Hammerpress on Southwest Blvd. They are similar to the old-fashioned push-ups we used to savor in the summer, only these are made with awesome, fresh ingredients and nothing artificial. I tried the lime mint, […]

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