Poutine (a Canadian staple of french fries, cheese curds & gravy) & Bánh Mi (a Vietnamese and French influenced sandwich) food truck.
My name is Rob Ross. I was the co-founder of the Holy Mole taco truck here in Louisville, KY and currently branching out into a whole new realm of the food truck world. The name of the truck? French Indo-Canada. The concept is a take on two French colonial mash up delicacies, the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich and Canada's trinity of indulgence, poutine. Banh mi, for those not familiar with it, is a traditional French baguette filled with grilled pork, pickled carrots, cilantro and a myriad of other toppings. It is perfect street food fare as it is delicious, not hard on the wallet and represents a gaping hole in our mobile food scene. As a former vegetarian you can best be assured that there will be wonderful vegetarian and vegan options with these sandwiches as well. Poutine... Where to begin? I think the first time I fell in love was 2001 in a parking lot in Montreal. There it was, a ramshackle little food truck (which I now know is a cabanes à patates, I think that literally means potato shack) the smell of freshly cooked fries pouring out, beckoning me. I approached the window, loonies and toonies clutched in my hand, and placed my order. In no time flat I had a paper cup brimming with fresh cut fries covered with gravy, cheese curds and raw onions. It was a game changer for me. I ate nothing but that wonderful confluence the rest of my week through Canada. Some had shredded pork mixed in, others had what I can only describe as the Canadian version on bolognese with sliced sausage. All of them were delicious and I intend to make sure Louisville gets to know this dish very well indeed. So that is my grandiose idea, two former french colonies take on their former, empirical overlord's cuisine.
The money donated to this project is going towards the truck build. I already have the truck and equipment (i.e fryer, grill, sandwich line, broiler, NSF stainless steel tables etc.). The conversion from natural gas to propane is running right around 100 dollars per piece of cooking equipment. Kentucky requires a master plumber to go in and install a triple sink and wash sink which, unfortunately, costs upwards of 2000 dollars. The truck itself runs like a dream but will need a paint job, window, ventilation system installed and a DOT approved bumper as to not have a rear end collision resulting in a propane catastrophe. Any extra money collected will be used to spruce up the joint, making it a more enjoyable dining experience for the customer and a more comfortable cooking platform over all.
I am in the process of building this truck as we speak. If you find this idea as awesome as I do, please help me get this thing rolling in style! Thank you for your consideration,
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