Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Food Truck Diaries, Volume 28: Bunz

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM

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Bunz is a 1973 Pace Arrow that’s been converted into a sweet little food truck that's been quite a hit with the late-night bar crowd on Fourth Avenue. Owner Peter Raskob says about half of his customers stop by between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. to cap off an evening of revelry with one of the truck’s cheeseburgers or chili dogs.

In a world where food trucks become ever more complex, Bunz stands out for its simplicity. You will not find gourmet twists, flashy signage or locally sourced ingredients, but everything is made right and tastes very good ... and the prices won’t make you gasp when the check is tallied up.

Raskob is the former owner of Café by Peter, which he operated from 1993 to 1998 at 4784 E. Sunrise Road. His most recent gig was at Coyote Pause Café out on Kinney Road. After he left there he took his daughter to Spain for three months and started the food truck when they returned.

At Bunz - which carries that name because the original concept was to serve only things that came in buns - you will find grilled-cheese sandwiches topped with bacon and tomato, chili dogs, cheeseburgers, breakfast burritos, bowls of chili and Fritos, cookies, chips and drinks. The barbecued-chicken sandwich they had on special last weekend was off the charts and Raskob plans to have a corned-beef-and-cabbage special this weekend.

Bunz can be found outside of Creative Ventures Craft Mall at 522 N. Fourth Ave. from around 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 336-5049 for more information.

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