Remember back in June when I told you about Streetza, a giant pizza oven on wheels from which proprietors Scott Baitinger and Steve Mai sell it by the slice at bar time?
Well, it turns out that OnMilwaukee.com wasn't the only media source that thought this venture to be noteworthy.
GQ magazine recently released its list of "The 10 Best Food Trucks" from around the country and Streetza made the cut at No. 10 (though, to be fair, I can't really tell if the various trucks are ranked in any special order, or if it's just a random slideshow of the winners?)
Here is the link to the piece; you tell me if you think the editorial staff at GQ thought the likes of San Francisco's Spencer on the Go!, New York City's Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream and L.A.'s Kogi BBQ were better than or equal to Streetza.
I've inadvertently been on the "Milwaukee mobile meal" beat this summer, first covering Stree-za in June, followed by Pita Brothers in mid-July and American Euros (a portable gyro cart) in late-July.
Of course, there have been Downtown hot dog stands, the Old World Third Street sausage guys, the Old Type Popcorn wagons, taco trucks and Satellite Crepes long before these new additions.
GQ thinks Streetza is tops, but who do you think own the streets when it comes to curbside cuisine in Milwaukee?
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”