Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Food truck fancy

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 5:35 PM

As part of the Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week, the Small Business Development Center and Better Business Bureau hosted a Food Truck Cook-Off yesterday afternoon at the Norris Penrose Event Center. I co-judged the event along with Broadmoor chefs Adam Thomas, David Patterson and Mark Musial — but attendees also got to vote for a People's Choice Award. 

For our part, out of the 10 trucks competing, we awarded the following as our top three:
1) Mira Sol
2) Lucy I'm Home 
3) The Fiesta Grill

Here's what the public thought: 
1) Lucy I'm Home
2) Lil' Tin Can 
3) High Grade Catering 

And below is pictures of each dish made by each competitor, who you'll find around town, often at breweries. Definitely make time to go around and sample them all when you can; there's a lot of kitchen talent on wheels in C. Springs and a commendable mobile market. 

click to enlarge Mira Sol's killer carne adovada. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Mira Sol's killer carne adovada.
click to enlarge Lucy I'm Home's Moros y Cristianos (black beans and white rice) with mojo pork and picadillo. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Lucy I'm Home's Moros y Cristianos (black beans and white rice) with mojo pork and picadillo.
click to enlarge Carne asada from The Fiesta Grill. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Carne asada from The Fiesta Grill.
click to enlarge Homemade spinach pasta from Lil' Tin Can. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Homemade spinach pasta from Lil' Tin Can.
click to enlarge High Grade Catering's jicama slaw jerk chicken taco with fried bacon-macaroni bites. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • High Grade Catering's jicama slaw jerk chicken taco with fried bacon-macaroni bites.
click to enlarge A chipotle burger from newbie food truck Patty’s Gourmet Hamburger. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • A chipotle burger from newbie food truck Patty’s Gourmet Hamburger.
click to enlarge The Heavenly Dessert Company's pulled pork whiskey bacon jam sandwich. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • The Heavenly Dessert Company's pulled pork whiskey bacon jam sandwich.
click to enlarge Bite Me Sausage's bacon-stuffed, caramelized onion Jackalope sausage from Continental Sausage. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Bite Me Sausage's bacon-stuffed, caramelized onion Jackalope sausage from Continental Sausage.
click to enlarge Ribs and fixings from Ernie's Smokin' BBQ. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Ribs and fixings from Ernie's Smokin' BBQ.
click to enlarge Carne asada from The Fiesta Grill. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Carne asada from The Fiesta Grill.
click to enlarge Johnny G's Delicioso's Mexican pizza with chorizo. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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  • Johnny G's Delicioso's Mexican pizza with chorizo.

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