It's that time of year again...Chedr is in the shop for some yearly maintenence. Luckily nothing too serious needs to be done to my boy, but this year he's finally getting some shiny new tires. My mechanic called me earlier today to ask me if I realized that my front tire was about to explode, which of course I didn't, or I would have been freaking out! Don't know how I missed the big bubble erupting the length of my tread...but apparently I did. So after a couple of years of worrying about the state of my tires and how long they would last....they have finally given me the answer...NEW TIRES NOW!! Jeremy, Chedr's master mechanic, is finishing up the rest of the work today, so Chedr should be on the road and ready to go for this weekend. Nacho Mama's will be set up at The Brickstreet Market in Zionsville Saturday 10-4. There will be hundreds of super cool arts & crafts vendors to shop, as well as all the local stores along Main Street. It's a really fun event if you can make it out!
I know, I know, Nacho Mama has been absent for some time.
So where the heck have I been? Well, let me explain.....
First things first..... about a week after my last blog post last June, my best friend passed away after a year long battle with stage 4 breast cancer (that had metastisized into her bones). I took a few days off from the truck to deal with things...but it really has taken several months to fully adjust to the loss. So basically, I did not feel up to writing or keeping up with my social media for quite some time. I am just now starting to feel the weight of grief lifted from my shoulders, and want to start writing again. That's the first reason you haven't heard from me....
The second reason I have been away so long is that I took a winter job this year (as chef of Delta Gamma, Butler U) that started last August and is just about to end next week just as I'm starting my truck season. So I have been working six days a week since last August, and have been immersed in feeding 100 girls everyday.
Finally I can shift my focus back on Nacho Mama's Food Truck though...which brings me to where we are now.
As I still have some time to finish up at Delta Gamma, and I need a little time off too...I don't have a ton of things scheduled for May, but you'll see me at some of my regular spots. I might add a few events, but here is where you can catch me as of now:
May 2 First Friday Food Truck Fest 5-9pm @Old National Centre
May 3 Indie Vintage Arts Market 10-4pm @62nd & Rural
May 17 Brickstreet Market 10-5pm @ Main St, Zionsville
May 29 Statehouse Market 10:30-1:30pm @Robert Orr Plaza
So come see me when you can.....Can't wait to get back in the truck and see all you Nacho Mama freaks out on the streets!!
This weekend is the annual Road Rocket Rumble, of which I am so excited!! This is a cool three day event featuring hotrods, pinup girls, rockabilly bands, a Burlesque show, and lots of workshops and classes. The event is sponsored by the Road Rockets, a local car club here in town. To find out more information, check out their website: www.roadrockets.com. The event is Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 20-22 at the Clarion Waterfront Hotel on the Westside. Photos are from last year's Rumble...
Wednesday May 29 Private Graduation Party 5-8pm
Friday May 31 Interactions Corp Dinner 4-8pm Map
Sunday June 2 Market in the Park 12-4p Map
I can't believe it's been a month since I've written! Well it's now Memorial Day weekend, and here in Speedway it's crazy town with all the Indy 500 hooplah. I live right smack dab in the middle of it all, which has it's advantages and disadvantages. It's great people-watching territory, that is until you witness just how stupid and belligerent people can get in their alcohol-induced mania. Most of the people are just having a good time, but some take it too far. It's only a few weekends a year, so I'll learn to deal with it. Not as good of a location for a food truck as you might think, by the way.
As we finish off the month of May, I guess I should mention that I just celebrated my one year anniversary for being in business as Nacho Mama's Food Truck. It's been a very educational year for me learning how to stay afloat, amidst a sea of ever-increasing food trucks in the scene. While it's hard work, there are many things I love about the job. The people that I get to meet at each event, the fun events I get to be a part of, being able to sell vegetarian/vegan fare and people appreciating it, and of course being my own boss...all make it worthwhile. I believe in the law of attraction..."the Secret"... and my food truck business is living proof that the power of thought can be realized if only you believe that it can and is possible. With that being said, I'm putting out to the universe that this coming year is going to be even more successful than last year...three times the sales of last year to be specific, since the law of attraction likes specific goals. So here's to many more years in business.....CHEERS!!
This weekend you can catch Chedr and Nacho Mama at the Serendipity Festival in Cloverdale, IN. It's a three day fest celebrationg yoga, music, and art...with some good food trucks thrown in there as well. I will be joined by fellow trucks Taco Lassi and Serendipity. The fest runs from 2pm on Friday til 8pm on Sunday. Check out www.serendipityfestival.com for more details...