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Why you need to go getta some Vanchetta…a rolling rotisserie food truck

11 Jun
Take a gander at this custom built truck...

Take a gander at this custom built truck…

There are food trucks and then there are food trucks, serving up hand crafted, custom made, awesome food. We’re not talking about your standard street food fare, we be talking ’bout Vanchetta, a rolling rotisserie truck that had its soft opening last week in Stamford. When we broke the news to everybody, people were excited…even the owner, Andy Dolan, who said he was a big fan of our blog but was trying to keep things quiet and take things slowly (oops, sorry for that man).

Well, now that it’s public knowledge, we’re ready to share our experience…

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Drink + eat up at The Beer Garden @ Harbor Point to put an end to hunger in Fairfield County

6 Jun

Belly Up Stamford Beer Garden Fundraiser Community Plates

Update:  There will also be a 50/50 raffle with tickets at 1 for $5, or 3 for $10 with prizes from Fairway, exhale, Hotel Zero Degrees, Match, and more!  Also, Community Plates will be on hand if you’d like to sign up and help join in their food rescuing efforts.  

The hopping (get what we did there?) Beer Garden @ Harbor Point has been open for just a few weeks now, but it’s probably one of the busiest places around the city.  And, props to them, because they are hosting a fundraiser for Community Plates.  We’ve talked about this great organization before (and their recent expansion into New Haven), but to recap they rescue food that would have been wasted from restaurants, supermarkets, and other places, then deliver that food to local shelters and food banks.  Believe it or not, this is a completely volunteer driven organization, so you have to imagine that funding for what they do isn’t easy to come by.

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Vanchetta Rolling Rotisserie Food Truck Brings Porchetta, Pulled Chicken, and More to Streets of Stamford

5 Jun

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Update:  we tried Vanchetta and we loved it.  Here’s our review.

Porchetta.  Say it with us:  pour•keht•uh.  The “keht” part is really important if you want to sound Italian and authentic.  It’s like when you order a gyro and say, “I’ll have a gi•ro,” rather than, “I’ll have a yeer•o.”  And, while we’re at it, it’s brew•sket•uh, not brew•shet•uh.  Okay, we’re done with our language lesson for the day.  Let’s dig into what porchetta is and why you’re going to be so happy that you’ll get a ton of it with a new food truck called Vanchetta that has its soft opening this week in Stamford.  Porchetta starts off as a pork roast that is layered with stuffing and herbs (garlic, rosemary), meat, fat, then it’s put on a spit then roasted.  In the case of Vanchetta, it’ll be roasted over their rotisserie.   

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