Fuel Up at Union Centre Food Truck Rally
The annual event returns to West Chester with 35 vendors Aug. 11.
What began in 2012 as a way to provide a fun lunch experience at West Chester’s Union Centre now draws several thousand attendees each year. The Union Centre Food Truck Rally returns Aug. 11 with 35 vendors, so we talked to a few of them about the inspiration behind their trucks
Slice Slice Baby
Buzzy Adriatico and Mikey Moore launched their “streetzeria” in 2015 as a natural outgrowth of Adriatico’s brick-and-mortar restaurant. Pizza lovers can purchase by the slice and choose from specialty creations such as the Ballpark Sausage Pizza: a butter-based pizza with sweet Italian sausage, sauteed onions and peppers topped with cheese and drizzled with sauce. “Our pizza recipe comes from my great grandparents in Italy, so it’s been around for close to 100 years,” says Adriatico. sliceslicebabypizza.com
Marty Meersman began perfecting his Belgian breakfast staple after getting a waffle-maker for his birthday. “I was obsessed with making the perfect waffle,” says Meersman. “That led to about 2,000 trials of waffles to finally get the right texture, consistency and flavor.” When the former full-time college professor was laid off due to budget cuts in 2014, he took a career detour, now serving favorites such as his sea salt and caramel waffle with Maker’s Mark bourbon whipped cream. martyswaffles.com
Amy Flottemesch and Stephan Komissarov launched their frankfurter food truck in 2014, after leaving their jobs in favor of something a little more fun. The duo’s most popular gourmet hot dog is the Pumba — a quarter-pound, all-beef frank topped with pulled pork, homemade apple butter, Carolina barbecue sauce and chopped onions on a pretzel bun. “A customer once said to us via social media, ‘You have not lived until you have eaten a Pumba,’” says Flottemesch quitefranklyllc.weebly.com
For more information, visit facebook.com/unioncentrefoodtruckrally.