Meet the Trucks: Phat Tony’s

I hope everyone is just as excited as we are for the 2015 Food Truck season to kick off! While there are already a few trucks out and about, our first official What The Truck?! event is just weeks away! (More details to come)

In the meantime, we want to feature some new faces/trucks to What The Truck?! each week leading up to our first event. We’ve sent out some questions to get to know a little more about these trucks. First up, Phat Tony’s!

Why did you start a food truck?
I have a passion for cooking and making people happy through new tastes and new ideas. I have owned several restaurants over my life time and decided that I would like to take the food to the customer rather than having them come to you. There is also the social aspect of meeting customers from all over the city and province that may never come to my restaurant cause it isn’t in their neighborhood or city.

What kind of food do you serve?
Our food can only be described as comfort food. We serve everything from homemade pot pies to ooey gooey gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and scratch made Cream of Tomato Soup. This year we will be featuring daily and a weekly specials to give our customers a chance to try our new and exciting dishes.

Who can we see on the truck?
Well you will definitely see Anthony our chef and most times he will be accompanied by his family at the window or prepping behind the scenes. Having a large family allows for us all to work together to make this a true family adventure.

Where will you be serving?
We will be serving in all areas of Edmonton with our main spot being along Jasper Avenue. Hopefully you will be able to catch us at some of the great upcoming festivals that Edmonton offers each year and also our local Farmer’s Markets.

What makes your truck unique?
What makes us unique from some of the other trucks in Edmonton is we are a fully family run business. Everyone helps, from my young 8 year old boy to my partner’s 15 year old girl. We also strive to use as many local ingredients and products as possible in the preparation of our food.

What is your favourite item on another food truck that is not your own?
My favorite item came last year from the Swich Truck at What the Truck. It was a Root Beer Braised Pork Sandwich. I have to give honourable mention to the Little Village Food Truck for their incredible Eat More Bar.

Country that inspires you the most (in terms of food)?
Italy!! Their use of simple fresh ingredients produces someof the best food in the world. Everything from fresh pasta to crispy pizza pies always tends to make my mouth water.

What do you hope to see or get out of the 2015 season?
I hope to see lots of customers (LOL). Truthfully, being new to the Food Truck community I hope to get to know the other owners and learn from them what it takes to be successful in the Food Truck culture in Edmonton.

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