March 15, 2011
Gourmet grilled cheese food truck to debut next month

By Chris Macias

Look for the latest entry into Sacramento's burgeoning food truck scene to hit the streets within a month. Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen, run by caterer Andrew Blaskovich, will serve gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in a 27 foot long food truck adorned with hot rod flames. Though the menu's still in development, Blaskovich plans to serve grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with Korean short ribs, pulled pork, fried chicken and other fixin's. He'll also offer a vegetarian sandwich with eggplant, carmelized fennel and other ingredients on wheat bread. Look for these sandwiches to cost in the $7 range.

"They're gonna be huge," said Blaskovich, calling from an auto body shop where work is being done on his food truck. "They'll be stacked super high, and I'll be using local bakeries for the bread and local produce.

Blaskovich has run his own private catering company for the past six years, feeding such clients as Sacramento hard rock stars the Deftones, and events at the Hyatt Regency and Nordstrom. Blaskovich also worked in the kitchen at the Hyatt before starting his own catering company.

Blaskovich says he's already gone through health inspections, paid fees and finishing up the permitting process with the city of Sacramento. A 30 minute parking rule for food trucks still exists in certain parts of Sacramento, including downtown and midtown, but Blaskovich feels he can work within these ordinances while also reaching out to the suburbs.

"The focus will be on the greater Sacramento area," said Blaskovich. "I want to get people to try my food downtown, but we'll also have to go to other areas like Howe and Arden, Rancho Cordova and maybe Elk Grove."

The web site for Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen will be up soon, and we'll link to it then.

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