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Growing up on Long Island (years and years ago) was a lot of fun as we always were interested in which trucks would come down our street selling their wares. Like most kids we had a variety of ice cream trucks including Mr. Softee (my personal favorite) and Good Humor. I was always fascinated by the truck that came around to sharpen everyone’s knifes and other sharp objects. In retrospect it was funny watching everyone going to the street with their sharp objects to get them sharpened.
However, the truck that I loved the most was the pizza guy. Some guy took an old school bus, decked it out with a pizza oven, rang a bell, and people came running to enjoy his made on-the-spot pizza. I remember the great scent of pizza coming from the pizza oven’s exhaust pipe coming out the rear of the truck.
Well, a bunch of years later the pizza via truck has been perfected by a couple of guys in Milwaukee! Scott Baitinger and Steve Mai found out that it’s not so easy to be able to make pizza in a hot oven in a truck! Trial and error finally prevailed and Street-za hit the streets.
Besides serving a variety of great pizza slices at reasonable prices Street-za has integrated themselves into Milwaukee’s neighborhoods by designing speciality pizza slices around the neighborhoods.
The Brewer’s Hill Slice takes the finest locally produced bratwurst, simmer it in Blatz beer from @Blatzliquor and load it on their pizza, top it with tomato sauce, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan. Served with a side of sauerkraut. I’ve been to Milwaukee, and to not have a pizza slice paying tribute to Blatz Beer and bratwurst would be wrong.
THE WALKER’S POINT SLICE features Streetza’s crust topped with a special “salsa-like” pizza sauce, chorizo sausage, onions, peppers, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips.
There are many Streetza neighborhood slices. But their variety of specialty pizzas is also impressive. For example, the Crab Legs slice starts with a basil and thyme cream sauce, fresh crab meat, fresh corn, leeks, and mozzarella. Then it’s topped it off with a whole crab leg!
Streetza also has dessert covered. The S’mores Pizza is Streetza crust dusted with cinnamon and sugar and topped with Nutella, marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate, crushed graham crackers and drizzled with hot fudge. Probably not the choice if you are worried about fitting into your skinny jeans!
Oh yeah, also not to be missed are the traditional cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and veggie pizzas. The Streetza Pizza slice’s share a crust that is described as being between the thin crust of New York and the thick crust of Chicago. Huge slices are available as well as full pie’s.
For me Streetza brings back great memories of when I was a kid. For all of us Streetza delivers great pizza in a friendly and fun way!
Streetza Pizza – Milwaukee, WI
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The Fast Foodie in Milwaukee, WI is the only place you can get a Globaco! What’s a Globaco? Short for global taco, the “Globaco” takes a myriad of global cuisines and puts them in warm flour tortillas to make portable gourmet street food. Imagine a Jamaican “Globaco” or a Puerto Rican “Globaco”…you can enjoy many diverse cuisines in one meal!
Fast Foodie’s creativity is impressive! The “Taj Mahal” is a vegetarian-friendly mix of peas and potatoes in a zippy curry mixture, finished with shredded carrots for some crunch and a cooling yogurt sauce and served in a warm flour tortilla. As you might have guessed this “global taco” features the flavors of India.
The “Big Sexy” Globaco is a mixture of Pinchos (fried pork cubes marinated in Adobo), Arroz con Gandules (Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas), and Maduros(fried plantains). Finished with a secret sauce!
The “My Big Fat Greek” Globaco won’t make you big or fat! This Mediterranean delight starts with boneless, skinless chicken breast (or can be made vegetarian with chickpeas) that is marinated in Greek seasonings and adds diced fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved red onion, crumbled feta, and a secret Greek vinaigrette.
My favorite menu item name at the Fast Foodie is the “You Jamaican Me Crazy.” Get it?? Come on, think about it. Anyway, it’s a mixture of Jamaican Curried Beef and Rice with enough Scotch Bonnet hot sauce to wake up your mouth! This Globaco is finished with broccoli slaw and a special secret sauce.
Fast Foodie also has Globaco tributes to Italy and Korea on their menu.
As a side dish don’t miss the Fast Foodie Belgian Frites! They are great on their own, or add on one of the dipping sauces: Cracked Pepper Aiol, Mayonnaise, Curry Ketchup, Sriracha Mayonnaise, Ranch or Wasabi Mayonnaise.
The Fast Foodie serves great big Globaco treats from a 24 foot trailer (pulled by a pick-up truck). It’s hard to miss a trailer that large… and believe me you won’t want to, as Fast Foodie serves up great treats with international flair!
The Fast Foodie – Milwaukee, WI
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Each week we will feature one specific food truck that impresses the heck out of us. We are impressed pretty easily… it could be incredible marketing, superb food, a great looking truck, a ton of mainstream press and accolades, etc. Sometimes, it can just be a free t-shirt. I told you we are easy!
Plus, the luck Food Truck Of-The-Week can use our cool logo on their web site! It’s as prestigious as an Oscar or Emmy or Golden Globe or MTV Award or ESPY. Whatever, you get the idea.
If you think you know of a food truck that should be annointed Food Truck Of-The-Week or if you own one let us know! We love to feature the great diversity in the food truck world.
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