No stranger to the food truck scene, Chef Adam Allison is at it again! Although he took a short break from owning his own food truck, a creative mind can’t be held back. We’re getting the scoop on what the new food truck tastes like and what other things Chef Allison has up his sleeve.
When Chef Allison sold Frank Food Truck and United Steaks of Cheese, he wanted to get the hell out of the food truck business. With long hours from 6am to midnight every day, the stress of running through a crew and trying to keep it together, he was exhausted and ready for something stable. Around that same time, Casey from SuperFarm Food Truck contacted him and offered him a position on his truck. Even though Chef Adam wanted out of the food truck scene, he felt like it was a good step back from what he was previously doing and took the job. He knew there would be less stress and responsibility but he would still be able to cook and create. For the last year, Chef has been working on the SuperFarm Food truck, doing popup dinners and catering private events. However, being a Chef and having a mind that never stops coming up with ideas, the desire to run his own truck and concept wouldn’t stop nagging at him.
Chef Allison launched his newest concept, Left Coast Burrito Co., a couple weeks ago. He’s been slinging burritos at private parties and getting things in check for a more public launch. That launch party will be on January 25th from 5:30 to 8:30pm at The Shop Beer Co. in Tempe. Anybody is welcome to stop in and grab some food from the truck and drinks from The Shop. If you’re looking for the Arizona Foodie hookup, I got your VIP tickets right here. That’ll include a special lobster burrito (only available with the tickets), some truck snacks, a beer, soda or water, dessert, a Left Coast Burrito Co. t-shirt and some other swag. These will be limited, so don’t forget to grab one before they’re all gone!
Back to Chef, we wanted to know where the concept for Left Coast Burrito Co. came from? “I felt the best business trucks had a single concept and nobody is really doing a burrito truck in town.” After having an idea for the truck a month ago, things began to fall into place. Shout out to Kyle, from Aioli Burger and Modern Tortilla, and Keri Frazier, from Spice It Up, for helping Chef Adam on this project and being partners. They also partnered with One True Love food truck. One True Love Food Truck was the only truck in Phoenix that was nonprofit. They sold lemonade from their truck to feed the homeless. Now One True Love will be selling the lemonade on Left Coast Burrito Co. to help continue to support the community. The truck will also be used 9 times out of the year to feed the homeless.
So what’s on that menu? You’ll have your typical burritos but you’ll also have a few out of the box burritos. The El Chattanooga is filled with Tennessee hot fried chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens, black beans and rice. The early bird is your breakfast burrito with soft scrambled eggs, chorizo or bacon, jack cheese, sausage gravy and potatoes. The Tumeric Tandoori has your tikka masala with tomato, ginger, garlic and rice. They’ve got sides that include fries, dirty fries with toppings like pork belly, carne asada, pork chile verde or just fry sauce. For dessert, 16 candles will be calling your name with chopped up birthday cake and crème anglaise all rolled up into a burrito, using a crepe.
Not only did Chef Allison launch his new food truck a couple weeks ago, but he’ll also be joining Chef Guy Fieri and local Chef Aaron May at the Super Bowl. Congrats to him on this super sweet gig! We can’t wait to see some of those behind the scenes pictures and videos that he posts to his Instagram and Facebook. We hear he’ll be preparing food for the VIP’s before the game and hopefully getting a little glimpse of the game inside.
And don’t think that Chef Allison is going to slow down. When I asked him about the future and if he was going to take it easy after these projects launch, he laughed. He’s already talking about a new food truck concept.