Gourmet food trucks have been gaining popularity around the nation. It seems it’s Lafayette’s turn, and we now have Viva La Waffle.
Viva La Waffle is owned by Collin Cormier and Fred Nonato of Tsunami Sushi. Cormier was a chef there for years and when he decided that life would be better driving around feeding people, Nonato paired up with him. Food trucks are exactly as they sound — mobile kitchens scooting around the city, perfectly up to code and as safe and clean as any stationary kitchen with the advantage of being able to decide where to set up and serve.
“We’re looking to be downtown weekend nights,” says Cormier. Where Viva La Waffle is located has a lot to do with attaining permission from the owner of the parking lot they set up in. Look for them to be tucked behind the Burger King on Johnston Street nearest campus when school in session. “The plan right now is to definitely be open for lunches, but we’re so excited we may have a lot more nights.”
So what is a waffle truck? Imagine a sandwich with yeast-leavened waffles as the bread. The Figgy Piggy is salty thin prosciutto, sharp arugula green and Gruyère cheese melted with dollops of locally made fig preserves. The Viva Las Vegas is a culinary ode to Elvis with it’s thick-cut bacon, bananas, peanut butter and a berry compote. Cashing in on the now classic chicken ‘n waffles craze, the Roscoe is simply buttermilk fried chicken with sriracha honey. (Sriracha is what is commonly called “rooster sauce,” that Asian hot sauce with the green top.) There will be waffle fries and you can always customize your waffle to suit your cravings.
How do you find a kitchen on wheels like Viva La Waffle? Find them on Facebook and Twitter. They should be rolling out by the second week of June.
Viva La Waffle Facebook page here.
Viva La Waffle Twitter feed here.
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