Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Gastrodog

I rolled out a new gastrodog this week.

I went over the top on the latest one called the Flippo Dog.

It is a all beef hot-dog topped with bacon macaroni and cheese and toasted bread crumbs. I used a ton of cheese and a ton of bacon.

It will be standard for a while. It will join the Spicy Kimchi Dog, Bill's Buffalo Dog, the Vegan Dog, and the Italian Sausage.

This Friday night the Gastrodog Cart will be at Lonerider Brewing Company in Raleigh.

Thanks for a great week on Hillsborough Street and Chatham Hill Winery.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chatham Hill Menu for September 22

I will be at Chatham Hill Winery this Saturday, September 22 from 2 to 5 pm. Come on by and grab a glass of wine and a gastrodog! It's a beautiful place. Combined with a beautiful day, it should be a lot of fun!

The menu for today is:

Bill's Buffalo Dog-$4
All Beef Hot Dog topped with Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Crumbles

Spicy Kimchi Dog-$4
All Beef Hot Dog topped with spicy Korean Cabbage and Siracha Hot Sauce

Italian Sausage-$4
Confit Mild Italian Sausage topped with choice of either Sweet Tomato Compote and Mozzarella Cheese, or Sauteed Peppers and Onions

Vegan Dog-$4
Tofu Sausage with Sesame Ginger Slaw

Coming attractions this week-

I will be back at Chatham Hill Winery next Friday for their Food Truck Rodeo and I am going to roll out some different items.

The Flippo Dog
All Beef Hot Dog topped with Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Toasted Bread Crumbs, and Bacon

 I am also contemplating putting something really different like a Chinese sausage eggroll or spring roll, a chorizo burrito, or something really awesome and crazy, Charlie's Chilly Cheese Dog. I will see what I can come up with!

Hope to see you out there.

Update and Hillsborough Ramblings!

Sorry I haven't written in a few weeks. I am finally getting my head above water after jumping off the cliff into self-employment!

The Gastrodog Cart is going full-time!

I am setting up Monday through Friday on Hillsborough Street across from N.C. State's D.H. Hill Library. I have been typically been getting set up by 10 am and staying until 3 or so. However the past two days, I have been doing a breakfast sausage dog, in which I brush the bun with French toast butter, crisp up two breakfast sausage links, melt cheese on it, and drizzle a little maple syrup. This little guy has been amazingly popular! I will probably add it to the full-time menu, and get set up by 8am and close by 2pm or so, since sales drop off greatly after 2.

I will am going open early this week again, and if the breakfast sausage keeps selling like it has, I will add it to the regular menu and possibly adjust the hours.

The gastrodogs, particularly the Kimchi dog and the Buffalo dog have been gradually catching on as well. Everyone who has tried one of them has said that they really enjoy it. Good ole' fashioned chili dogs are by far the most popular seller. I almost run out of chili every day.

This is a really hard job not to like! I love making food that people enjoy, being outside, and meeting all kinds of great people through out the day. I love seeing a lot of the same faces repeatedly.

I have also lined up some events at Chatham Hill Winery in Morrisville, Lonerider Brewing Company in Raleigh, and Wheels Family Fun Park in Durham. . I will post those dates and menus as I get closer to them.

I am still trying to get all the proper licensing for the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. I will try and wrap all that up this week.  I want to have a  few regular Durham stops after all the love they showed me at the Durham Central Park Rodeo a few weeks ago!

I am always trying to add new locations as well, since my food truck is rolling along in the construction process.

Thank you so much to everyone who has been supportive and/or eaten at the Gastrodog Cart so far. I will continue to work hard to make the product better and the experience more enjoyable!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Durham Central Park Rodeo

Just wanted to thank everyone that attended the event September 2nd at Durham Central Park!

I hope you all had as much fun as I did! I met a lot of great people, and served a bunch of Gastro Dogs!

Being my first event of that size, I learned a lot about what to do and learned what I can improve on.

I was really happy with certain items, and I thought I could definitely improve an item or two.

I will take the experience from the event, and as always, keep fine tuning the Gastro Dog Cart operation!

I am working on getting everything set up for some regular Durham locations for the Gastro Dog Cart! I was feeling the love Durham! I will keep you posted. I promise, we will be seeing a lot more of each other!

Our next event will be at Chatham Hill Winery in Morrisville this Sunday, September 9 from 1:30 to 3:30. I will post a menu later this week.

Monday, September 10th, the Gastro Dog Cart will start regularly camping out on the 2600 block of Hillsborough Street across  from NC State's D.H. Library!

I look forward to seeing you again very soon!