Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chicken of the Woods

I love mushrooms.  Of all kinds, shapes, colors, flavors, and sizes.  In Ohio & the midwest there is a nice abundance of variety of wild mushrooms, such as morels, pom poms, trumpets, and my favorite: Chicken of the Woods.
These big, bright, fleshy mushrooms are a type of "shelf" mushroom.  Because they grow on the sides of trees and resemble shelves.  When cut and sauteed in a pan, they taste JUST LIKE CHICKEN... and it's delicious on a pizza.
While perusing the local produce available at the Clintonville Co-Op this week, I found these gems and bought them.  ALL of them. So this week's special pizza will be a vegan BBQ chicken pizza. topped with these mushrooms, Annie's organic vegan BBQ sauce, grilled corn, red pepper, onion, and a sprinkling of Daiya vegan cheddar cheese.  This pizza is absolutely delicious, and will only be available while the mushrooms are.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our Summer Schedule Preview

A lot of things are happening in Columbus this Summer, and we are excited to be a part of many of them.
Here's a little preview of our schedule coming up.  We'll keep this blog updated frequently as new events pop up.

May 20, Woodlands Tavern, Spring Jubilee
(Facebook Event Link)
Our date & time hasn't been confirmed yet, but we'll be at Woodlands this weekend (most likely on Friday!). Tickets are $20/day or $47 for the weekend, and totally worth it.  Check out the huge lineup of Ohio bands!!!  Late Night Slice's Pizza truck will be out front too!

May 21, Green on the Green in Worthington
This Saturday, from 9am to 2pm.  local green vendors, workshops, live music.  FREE!

1st Mondays @ the Clintonville Co-Op, Monday June 4th
Food carts, live music, and extra discounts for members every 1st Monday of the month!  We will be set up outside, along with Rad Dog, this coming Monday, June 4, from 3pm-7pm.

We've signed up for several different Farmers Markets this year.  The best part about being at these markets is incorporating all the fresh, seasonal produce and local cheeses into our pizzas.  Our menu will be different every week based on what's available and in season!

Clintonville Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-noon through October
Don't look for the rainbow umbrella... instead look for the giant grill set up in front of Global Gallery!  We'll be grilling up fresh pizza toppings alongside Connie DeJong of Global Gallery, who will be grilling up quesadillas and other international fare.  The grill will be set up most Saturdays, except this weekend since we'll be right up the street at Green on the Green.
**Special menu item available ONLY during the Clintonville Farmers Market: BREAKFAST PIZZA!  Made with fresh eggs and cheeses from the market.**

Wexner Farmers Market (Market @15th & High)
June 2 & 9, and July 21, 3:30pm-6:30pm.
(Link to Wexner Center website/Market @ 15th & High)
This market is literally ON campus, on the West side of High St near 15th ave.  There will be a different food cart/truck at the market every week!  We're scheduled for the 3 weeks listed above.

Lunch on the Lawn @ Columbus Commons
Wednesdays 10:30am-2pm, June 1 thru August 31
The new greenspace downtown will be the place to have lunch downtown on Wednesdays!  We'll be in the food cart food court, along with Veggielicious and other food carts.  Columbus Commons Market will also feature a farmers market, live music performances every week, and an outdoor art gallery by OSU Urban Arts Space.

Goodale Park's Music in the Park Series, Sundays, 12:30-2pm  @Goodale Park
The music lineup and final dates haven't been released for this yet, but expect the Pizza cart to make some appearances at the park!  Music in the Park series is held on 3 Sundays in July & August from 12:30 until 2pm.

COMFEST!!! June 24-26th @Goodale Park
"The People's Republic of ComFest aka SpaceShip ComFest aka the best 3 days of the year!"
We're so excited to be a part of this festival!  Who wouldn't be?  3 days of local music, community involvement, arts, crafts, drum circles, free hugs, flip flops, sunshine, and.... Earth's Crust Pizza!  We are partnering with Global Gallery this year and sharing a booth.  Want to earn a FREE Comfest T shirt and some FREE TOKENS?? Sign up to volunteer!!!!  This festival is run entirely by volunteers!  Go to the website and sign up today!

July 16th: Volatility @ MadLab Theater
Volatility is an annual fundraiser put on by Madlab theater, featuring live performances, food, and beer all day from 3pm-11pm.  The festival will take place at the parking lot at Spring & 3rd st, just outside of Madlab.  More details about this event to come!

  We'll also  keep our facebook and twitter pages updated.  If you don't already follow or aren't friends with us, click the links below!

Green on the Green & Green Business Practices

This Saturday, the pizza cart will be parked just up the road in Worthington for what is possibly Ohio's greenest festival of the year- Green on the Green.
Featuring more than 75 eco-friendly local vendors, Green on the Green has something for everyone: from rain barrels and compost worms to wine and beer making, you're bound to learn something if you come on Saturday.
The event takes place on the Village Green in Worthington, right in the center of town.  It runs from 9am until 2pm, and we'll be there with the pizza cart, as well as fair trade, organic coffee & lemonade.
I'm super excited to be a part of this festival!  For more details, check out the link:
Big Green Head: Green on the Green
In the process of building our food truck, we are continuing our efforts to be a green business:  The entire truck will be solar powered.  We've incorporated a lot of scrap metal & recycled materials into the building process. We've purchased almost all used equipment to keep from mining for raw materials.  Even on the outside, the truck design will be hand painted, using environmentally friendly paints.
Being green is not always easy: it's taken us a a little more time & hard work to finish the truck.  But good things are worth waiting for, and we're aiming for a Grand Opening in late June/ Early July. In the meantime, stop by our cart this weekend and enjoy some grilled pizza!
See you Saturday!