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doggydaddy

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My Dream Bus Mon, 07/2/07 9:26 AM (permalink)
I went on a Roadfood based trip of western Connecticut based on what was downloaded into my GPS. I will share those photos later for another thread. I finished eating at one place a half hour prior to coming upon this as I was driving along RT 7. It was called Pasquale's Street Food and right there, the name piqued my interest. I made one the fast stop and U-turn to get back to this:



This is an old converted school bus, as evidenced by the safety mirrors and the protective crossing gate that is still attached to it.




Here is a rear view.
Going up to the counter window I looked in and this thing was the real deal.
I was able to talk to the owner, and told him that this was my future dream. He let me come up and inside the bus, giving me a complete tour of the inside and its equipment.

It had all that was needed to make a kitchen work. Refrigeration, freezers, fryers, flat top griddle and a grated grill too. It had everything that one could ask for, including air conditioning that actually kept the whole thing cool. On the stove, they were cooking a pot of ground beef for their home-made chili.
There was even a CB radio so truckers could call ahead for their orders.
He spent about 200 grand to recondition it. I thought about rickmalek when he described the trails and tribulations of getting this bus ready. It almost did not come together.




Here is a photo of their cheeseburger. A juicy specimen with an excellent kaiser style roll. My only mistake here was that I failed to order it with the works. There was a line at the window and I did not want to bother with asking for the lettuce, tomato and onion.
That's okay. I plan on taking this trip just to see, study and eat there again.
This place is a Roadfood destination at its best.

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    John A

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    RE: My Dream Bus Mon, 07/2/07 5:57 PM (permalink)
    Holy Moly, $200,000.00, that's a lotta moola.
     
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      CajunKing

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      RE: My Dream Bus Tue, 07/3/07 8:08 PM (permalink)
      I agree John, WOW you gotta sell a bunch o product to make that back up.

      Either that or he is laundering money for someone!
       
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        doggydaddy

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        RE: My Dream Bus Tue, 07/3/07 8:20 PM (permalink)


        That is no different from some of the massive RV busses that are plying the highways, they are literally complete rolling homes. I wish that I took photos of the inside. It was an impressive setup.
        This thing could feed many people as I thought that it would be great for catering a film shoot.

        I do not believe that my real idea would be this equiped, but as I posted above, it is 'My Dream Bus'.
        Dreaming is okay...

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          John A

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          RE: My Dream Bus Wed, 07/4/07 8:32 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by doggydaddy



          That is no different from some of the massive RV busses that are plying the highways, they are literally complete rolling homes. I wish that I took photos of the inside. It was an impressive setup.
          This thing could feed many people as I thought that it would be great for catering a film shoot.

          I do not believe that my real idea would be this equiped, but as I posted above, it is 'My Dream Bus'.
          Dreaming is okay...

          mark


          You're right about those RV's, guy I know has one that cost $500,000.00 plus; talk about a dream bus.
           
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