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Think winter means no food truck for you? Think again!
Vin Spica and his wife Macy have opened Vin’s Italian food truck. And they have a brilliant idea for the winter: $2 delivery. You go to the website, place your order, and someone on a bike runs it over to your office. Vin comes from a family of commercial bakers. He made pizzas as a kid, and worked on a taco truck in Houston, so he’s combining all of that experience into a really nice operation.
How’s the food? If the braised sausage and peppers is any indication, you can’t go wrong with Vin’s. For $8.50 you get Kramarczuk’s smoked Italian sausage, braised in an IPA (the beer changes every week, it’s been Dangerous Man among other locals), and then served with bell peppers, red onion, and provolone on a Saint Agnes Baking Company bun. The flavor in this sandwich honestly puts it in my tops in the Twin Cities.
All the cased meats come from Kramarcuzk’s, though Vin tells me he’s looking at bringing some of the Red Table Meats into his operation. I’m looking forward to trying the Hot Italian Beef—as a former Chicagoan, the Italian Beef is a spiritual experience. They’ve got a fried eggplant pesto sandwich, a meatball sandwich, and grilled cheese on their rotating menu.
The food is already competitively priced, so the $2 bump for delivery, especially during the winter, is really no big deal. Vin has a computer rigged in his truck that prints out a receipt when you order online (you can also go pick it up at the truck and not have to wait in line for free).
The truck is in downtown Minneapolis Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (usually on 8th and Marquette). They’ll deliver downtown from 2nd Avenue North to Chicago Avenue South, and then from 12th Street South to the Mississippi River. Roughly, Target Center to the Vikings Stadium, Peavey Plaza to the River.
Nice people, delicious food. Vin told me his average time from order to delivery is just 13 minutes. That’s freaky fast.