Behind The Wheel: Caffe Bellezza

One of the great advantages of food trucks is that owners are on the truck daily. This brings a tight bond between the owner and their hungry patrons. Since many of us only get that small time between ordering and grabbing our food, I wanted to help bring us together. That’s when I got the idea, Behind The Wheel. Gets me back to telling the story and further enjoying – being around food trucks. This week I highlight Caffe Bellezza.

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June 15th Durham Rodeo Recap – Part 1

We are deep into the season and Durham kicked off another one in its series in Downtown Durham’s Central Park.  I have to go back to the Triangle Food Truck Historical Society (an idea of mine, but just funding has been tight) to confirm that these Durham rodeos were the birthplace of the rodeo.  With that in mind, it is no surprise as these are very well run, entertaining with live music, and plenty of green space to kick soccer balls, lay down a blanket or chairs.

For those of you that went, check out some reminders of an awesome time.  For those that missed it, feel free to catch some of the highlights.  I got a new lens for my camera.  As a result, gadgets and me is like a kid with a new toy.  We will have Part 1 today with undetermined amount of parts later.  If you are interested in the next rodeo: August 31st is the next date.

The Pictures

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Food Trucks preparing with early arrivals walking Foster Street.
Volunteers talking about the Durham Rodeo
Volunteers explaining the Durham Rodeo to visitors.
Hunt Street bustling with people.  Food trucks, Vendors, and Vega Metals are all located here.
Hunt Street bustling with people. Food trucks, Vendors, and Vega Metals are all located here.
The Torrey White Band playing at the Rodeo.
The Torrey White Band playing at the Rodeo.
Tim at Caffe Bellezza shaking up Dad's Day Delight, a specialty cocktail exclusive to the Rodeo.
Tim at Caffe Bellezza shaking up Dad’s Day Delight, a specialty cocktail exclusive to the Rodeo.
Caffe Bellezza in action
Caffe Bellezza in action
Virgil receiving his Father's Day gifts before the noon kickoff.
Virgil receiving his Father’s Day gifts before the noon kickoff.
Triangle Raw Foods talking to a photographer at the rodeo.
Triangle Raw Foods talking to a photographer at the rodeo.
I was just thinking of a brownie cupcake... and Not Just Icing presents me with a Blonde Brownie with Salted Caramel cupcake.  It's like they read my mind!
I was just thinking of a brownie cupcake… and Not Just Icing presents me with a Blonde Brownie with Salted Caramel cupcake. It’s like they read my mind!
Tailgator Toby's Brisket Sandwich.  Different from other local BBQ, this truck specializes in Kansas City-style BBQ.
Tailgator Toby’s Brisket Sandwich. Different from other local BBQ, this truck specializes in Kansas City-style BBQ.
Stuft's wrap is very cool.  The "we scrub our skins" always gives me a chuckle (very witty).
Stuft’s wrap is very cool. The “we scrub our skins” always gives me a chuckle (very witty).
Only Burger Flowers
My artsy (pun unintended) photo of the flowers in the Farmers Market with Only Burger in the background.

 

 









My Saturday with Food Trucks

I had a mission today.  When I told people of my route, they thought I was crazy.  But when you have wanderlust in your heart, you make do with what you got.  I love my wife, but she would definitely say no to my little plan.  Luckily she was scheduled to work and I had the earlier half of the day to myself.

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Food Trucks - Durham Central Park

March 21-23, 2014: Mebane Tanger Outlets – Spring Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Food Trucks and Outlets…. that’s a Win, Win, Win situation.

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