Saturday, September 22, 2012

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!

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