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Congrats, Streetza!

GQ hails one of Milwaukee's meals on wheels

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?


Talkbacks

bobdylansbeard | Aug. 19, 2009 at 11:05 p.m. (report)

You have to check out Pita Bros. They are usually parked near MIAD, in Catalano Square in the Third Ward. Get the falafel sandwich with hummus and feta! Mmmmmm! Best four bucks you'll ever spend, methinks.

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CoolerKing | Aug. 19, 2009 at 7:10 a.m. (report)

Difficult to say who's on top in this type of business. The hot dog wagons are consistent and you always know where to find them. Streetza is on Water Street at bartime but I'm not, although they do work an occasional event. Some of the others you have to follow websites or blogs to find out what location/event they're working. If those businesses truly want to survive I think they'll need a couple more wagons/trucks, spread out to different locations and have a regular place to park them.

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funhouse | Aug. 18, 2009 at 5:53 p.m. (report)

Satellite Crepes.

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