Burger buffs no longer need to hop in their rides to get a grass-fed patty slathered in sauce and saddled between buns. Burgerlicious food truck will now bring the burger to you.
"We have local grass-fed meat only--K4D [Family] Farms in Weiser--and our specialty is our sauces, because it's, 'Burgerlicious: Embrace Your Saucy Side,'" explained Ingrid Bolen, Burgerlicious co-owner.
Bolen, who was laid off from the State of Idaho two years ago, said she decided to open a food truck to reinvent herself and "do something interesting." Bolen and business partner Lora Gaut rolled out Burgerlicious at Crooked Fence Brewery Sept. 28.
"We looked at what's out there right now, and there's so many awesome barbecue trucks and there's so many awesome taco trucks, we thought there's this niche that's missing and we personally both love burgers--especially grass-fed meat. I'm a convert," said Bolen.
Burgerlicious has a limited menu--grass-fed beef patties or store-bought veggie burgers topped with a variety of specialty sauces, like horseradish or bleu cheese bacon.
For more info on Burgerlicious, visit burgerlicious.greenhostusa.com.
And speaking of beef, competitors cradled buns the size of small plates, piled high with 2 pounds of bright-red sloppy joe meat at Payette Brewery Oct. 6. In the Archie's Place second annual Sloppy Joe-Eating Contest, contenders were pitted against their own stomachs and the clock as they struggled to down a huge sandwich.
Upstart Justin Sane took home top honors in the "mere mortals" heat, while Big Hungry, last year's winner, managed to complete the main challenge in just under 1 minute, 30 seconds. Boise Weekly's Andrew Crisp took home second.
Moving from sloppy joes to tasty pies, Boise's Flying Pie Pizzaria, the 34-year-old restaurant with locations on Fairview Avenue and State Street, is opening up a third location at 601 Main St. in Meridian in early 2013.
Occupying 3,400 square feet, the shop will have 25 to 30 employees, according to the Idaho Business Review.
IBR reports owner Florian Penalva is also working on a location near Boise State but doesn't have a site yet.