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Local Food Truck in National Competition

Have you paid any attention to the Food Truck craze? Did you know we have our own organic Food Truck here in Fresno? Dusty Buns Bistro Bus is perhaps one of the most popular Food Trucks in the Fresno area. Not only does this truck (bus) have a growing following, they are getting attention in national food truck competitions. Last year the Dusty Buns Bistro Bus was entered in the America’s Favorite Food Truck Race online challenge with the Food Network and although they did not win, they gained momentum in local popularity.

The Bistro Bus is now engaged in another challenge: Eat Street with the Cooking Channel. Eat Street is a self-proclaimed lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food. They have uploaded a video sharing about their Fresno Bus which spotlights locally grown organics. This video entry currently has over 250 votes. You can help, by voting for this local food truck here. Simply register with Eat St. and login to vote, keyword search for Dusty Buns.

They make dusty buns from scratch and fill them with loads of Central Valley goodness. Their sandwiches cost about $7, sides $3, and dessert is $2. The bus runs on a cash only basis and if you want in on their yumminess you will need to arrive early, as the line for their organic eats can grow pretty long.

Owners Kristin and Dustin were originally from the Central Valley and trained in San Francisco. They returned to the Central Valley on a mission to share awesome, healthy, organic food with the locals. As their business has grown, they have also grown their family. Dustin and Kristin welcomed Baby Bun in December and are currently on a Baby Bun Bonding vacation, but are bringing the buns back to the streets of Fresno in just a few short weeks. I’m prepared to be first in line! The Dusty Buns Bistro Bus can be found weekly at the Kaiser Permanente Farmer’s Market (Fresno and Alluvial) on Wednesdays from 8am-1:30pm, and on Thursdays from 6-9pm in Tower District for “It’s on Wishon” located just outside Twee Boutique, Café Corazon, and Frosted Cakery.

My personal favorite: Le Grilled Cheese-Aged White Cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, heirloom tomato, and seasonal aioli, and a side of Bistro Fries- Seared marble potatoes, with Fresno chili aioli. Yum!!!

Jen is a mommy of three and a local blogger. For more information on Frugal Living, Smart Shopping, and Couponing, visit her blog: www.fresnocouponing.com; follow them on Facebook, or Twitter.

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