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Westword's 2018 Best of Denver Winner - Food Truck/Cart

Winner, winner chicken dinner! We are so incredibly humbled and honored to be named the winner of Westword Magazine's 2018 Best of Denver award for Best Food Truck/Cart. We spent over a year bringing this brand to life and making sure our recipes would keep people coming back for more before we even hit the road. To kick off our third season with such an honor has been amazing and our hearts are filled with gratitude to everyone who supported us during this endeavor. We couldn't have done it without you all and we know it. We'd like to thank Westword's readers, contributors, and editorial staff for finding the truck, trying our food, and recognizing us with this award. This is something that we will cherish forever.

Mountain Day!

Mountain Day!


This weekend we're pulling the truck up to Chautauqua Picnic Pavilion to provide some Asain style street food to this years Northfield Mount Hermon Mountain Day. NMH is located in Mount Hermon, MA and the school is Natascha's and our graphic designer, Clytie Sadler's, high school alma mater. It's where they first met and now The Ginger Pig has brought them back together again to work.  So, what's Mountain Day, you ask? Mountain Day is an annual surprise fall holiday to get the students and faculty out in the woods together to take a hike. The faculty announces that class will be canceled the following day and everyone is buoyed with the anticipation of the Mountain Day cake for dinner, no classes, hiking, and a chili cookout on a mountain at the peak of foliage season. The annual experience culminates for Seniors as they set out to climb the 3,165ft Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. This tradition dates back to 1881, and it continues to bring alumni together at different locations across the country. We're stoked to be offering our curbside catering to Colorado's NMH alumni this year and everyone's welcome, come find us! You can find more information below the video.

Get Directions

Chautauqua Picnic Pavilion (See Map Below)
Chautauqua Green, if pavilion is already occupied
846 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO

From the Host, NMH Rocky Mountain:

The picnic pavilion is located by the Auditorium, just off of Morning Glory Drive.
Both novice hikers and skilled mountaineers are welcome.
Date: Sunday, October 15th
Hike time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
What to bring: Large water bottle, snacks for the hike, layers of clothes, rain jacket, comfortable walking shoes/hiking boots


Adventures of The Rayback Collective

Photo shows that The Ginger Pig food truck is now open and has a line of people waiting. It is an Asian street food truck. Photo was taken at the Rayback Collective in Boulder, CO
Photo shows that The Ginger Pig food truck is now open and has a line of people waiting. It is an Asian street food truck. Photo was taken at the Rayback Collective in Boulder, CO

We're approaching month three of our Rayback Collective adventure and day one is still an exciting blur. If you didn't know, our day one was the Rayback's day two and we have to say, the people here are great and feel like family. We're all forging this new path in our lives and it's been in such a supportive and professional environment. We've built a community here and hope to continue bringing you all fun flavorful foods. We love being part of such a cool idea and want to say thank you to the customers supporting the Rayback Collective and to the staff and ownership here.

Speaking of adventure, someone at the Rayback showed me this little ditty made by Mike & Amanda Toillion of the YouTube vlog channel, Don't Panic Adventure Club. The Toillion's are based out of Boulder, where Mike works for NASA and Amanda is a lawyer, and they're documenting their travel adventures locally and around the world. They made this great video about the Rayback Collective for the Don't Panic Adventure Club vlog. It's a pretty smart, fun, and well done vlog that everyone should check out. Anyway, we couldn't help but notice that our truck made an appearance and that you ate our food! We also checked out your YouTube channel and noticed that some of your travel adventure videos take place in Japan. I've been there a few times, we need to trade stories. Come by the truck and say hi!

Boulder Pridefest 2016

Boulder Pridefest 2016

Rainbow graphic of a heart with the ginger pig logo centered showing that the ginger pig has pride for LGBTQ
Rainbow graphic of a heart with the ginger pig logo centered showing that the ginger pig has pride for LGBTQ

Lockdown your Sunday with us at Pridefest, the largest LGBTQ event in Boulder County where we'll be pulling up the truck and serving our Asian-style street food. This event is special to us because we truly understand the meaning of love winning. We've watched our gay friends fight for the basic right to marry as equal citizens under the law and then proudly watched as they said, "I do." We love the coming out stories and the pride that comes from being true to yourself and we love feeding all of you, so come get some food already.

Before swinging by the truck, head out to support the runners, walkers, strollers, and sashayers at the BIG GAY 5K at 10:30am, you should note that this run has a costume contest with cash prizes or head over to the LGBTQ Visibility March at 10:45am for a little "We're here, we're queer, love us already" visibility. When you get hungry, come see our half rainbow colored truck from 11am to 6pm in Boulder Central Park (Broadway & Canyon). Okay, so the truck colors are more an homage to Colorado's colors, but we'd rainbow the hell out of it this week if we could!

Not There Yet - Getting Closer to the Finish Line

We're getting closer to the finish line everyone! The truck is wrapped, the fire suppression system has been rebuilt to accommodate the new fryers and the fryers have been installed. The health department is saying our 3-compartment sink is too large for our water heater and water tanks. We have ordered a new sink and it is en route. We are getting so close. We are bummed we can’t open this weekend, but we will be opening soon and will keep you posted on the launch date when we know more. We are still planning for a June launch at The Big Wonderful.

Wrapping It Up

Following up on the last time we wrote, when the truck wrap had literally been lost in the mail, and we had to push the launch date back because, well, stuff like that has a cascading scheduling effect. This time, we get to talk about dreams coming to life before our eyes. Not surprisingly, it reminds us a lot of Shrinky Dinks, except your oven in now a blow torch and the outcome is just as magical with a rad looking food truck.

We want to thank Steve's old Wisconsin Badger friend and teammate, Mark Francis, at AGS Wraps for helping us get the wrap printed up, TWICE. Thank you to local installation and wrap professionals, Jeff Johannes and his amazing team at PGI Wraps in Denver for their patience and for allowing us to film the process. They really did an outstanding job installing the wrap on our truck. Shout out to photographer and graphic designer, Clytie Sadler, for consulting with us about our branding efforts and creating The Ginger Pig's logo, website, and the branding we're putting out there.  Finally, thank you to our friend, Justin Preston, of ICON Premier for offering to shoot video of the wrapping process.

We really appreciate everyone's hard work to make this happen and look better than we could have dreamed of.  So cool to see it all coming to life.  We will be trucking soon!

Picture of the Ginger Pig food truck after the wrap guys at PGI were done.
Picture of the Ginger Pig food truck after the wrap guys at PGI were done.

New Launch Date

Digital flyer for The Ginger Pig Official Launch, June 2016 at The Big Wonderfull When it rains, it pours. Unfortunately, our rain date is a real push back of our opening day to sometime in early June 2016 at The Big Wonderful. Everything was going smoothly, but in the last week and a half, our food truck wrap got lost in the mail, it has been reprinted and reshipped and installation began yesterday. We also found out that we need additional gas lines installed and our fire suppression system needs to be rebuilt to accommodate our brand new fryers. Not sure how a 500 square foot piece of vinyl with a big pig on it disappears, but when it is found, we will have our wrap ready for truck # 2.

In other news, I'm freaking drooling over our new fryers and can't wait to fire them up soon. Did I mention the shirts, stickers, and aprons are here and our hats are on the way? Stay tuned to see the goods.

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Launching a Dream at the Big Wonderful

The Big Wonderful - The Ginger Pig Official Launch We are thrilled to be launching our big wonderful food truck, The Ginger Pig, ONE MONTH FROM TODAY, on May 7th at The Big Wonderful in Denver.

The Big Wonderful is very special to us, it's where I first met Marcus, and his truck, The Shiitake Swerve. It was a beautiful Saturday last September in Denver and I went to The Big Wonderful with a couple of friends. I obviously had no idea that we would end up buying the Shiitake Swerve truck at the end of January. By then, Marcus had already become a mentor and a friend.

It is only fitting that we are launching Our Big Wonderful at The Big Wonderful. We are so excited to bring you some authentic Asian street food at The Ginger Pig truck. I'd like to thank everyone that's supported Steve and I along the way, you all know who you are cause I've probably thanked you one, two, or five times.

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