We’ve been so busy I’ve completely fallen down on the blog job. My apologies. This is the first year we were opened year round. The summer was tough as it pretty much rained every day in July and most of August. It’s also been a challenge keeping the team motivated in the cold months, but I think we’ve weathered the storms (pun intended) and found our rhythm. We have some exciting things in store for 2019. Stay tuned and stay warm!
Our truck was the first to take advantage of a new reciprocity law in Maryland. The law has made it easier for food trucks to operate throughout the state. For instance, if you’ve already been licensed in one jurisdiction in Maryland, the other jurisdictions will honor that license once you show your proof and pay a reduced fee. We’re already licensed in Montgomery County so Anne Arundel County here we come! For those in AA County who want to sample our wares, check us out at the Residence Inn in Annapolis on Wednesday evenings for their happy hour/mixer. We’ll be there all summer long. Hope to see you there.
Tour our new truck in this week’s blog post. We’ll be vending soon at a sidewalk near you. Cant wait to serve you.
The truck is almost done and we should be picking it up this week. In the meantime, we made a quick visit to NYC to celebrate my Aunt Irose’s 70th birthday party and take Anabel to her first Broadway show. The party was awesome. We ate good food and danced to Soca all night long. The best part was hearing stories about my family’s arrival in 1968 from St. Kitts to NYC. Three young girls arrived at JFK airport in October of that year in thin nylon dresses only to be confronted by the harsh NYC winter. My Aunt Irose arrived a little later with her three kids in tow. They all built a life in Brooklyn on Koskciuszko Street based on love, laughter, and great food. We hope to continue sharing that great food with you in the coming months and years.
We’ve purchased a truck and it is being customized as we speak. We’re so excited. We’re heading to the Department of Health Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division tomorrow (that’s a mouthful) to start the licensing process for DC.
We’re also on Spring Break, which means trying to keep an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old busy for a week. God bless teachers. For today’s assignment I’ve asked Anabel to write her first blog post and to share what it’s like having a food truck. Hold on to your devices, because here it is with my comments in parentheses….
It’s very hard because i never get to spend as much time as I used to before I started the food truck with my mommy and daddy (that’s a punch in the parent gut). But sometimes I get to come with them to the food truck and meet new people, but the same old customers we need to spread the word a little more (true).
Sometimes I get to have the food on the truck for lunch like the K.C. sandwich, and for dinner usually my daddy and I have the curry chicken empanadas but my little brother doesn’t eat much so he has Cheerios and my mommy is vegetarian so she has the vegetarian empanadas.
We get more new items on the food truck and I will FINALLY get to work on the food truck (we’ll see). And we’ll get more employees that we would be proud to call brother or sister.
There it is folks. From the mouthes of babes. #foodfamilyfun
We’re almost ready! We found a truck we like and now all we have to do is buy it and hit the road.
If only it were that easy. There are about 20 steps between finalizing the sale and hitting the road. The most dreaded step is heading to the MVA. Yikes. Also, for the record “Signs by Tomorrow” is a misnomer. It actually takes weeks to get signage on your truck. Have no fear, we’re still open for catering and we should be curbside somewhere in the DMV by mid-May. We can’t wait to serve you!