The End of a Season!

Local Gauchos & Gringas!

We’ve had a pretty stellar summer so far, huh? Well, now that we’re winding down to fall (which starts in two days, in fact!), it also means that our food truck season is winding down as well.

This was our first “full year” as a food truck, and we vowed to try it all. From graduation parties to private birthdays to Bike Week to Huron River Fest to gold mining weekends to the Jet Express in Port Clinton…we really dabbled in a little bit of everything! We thought this would be a good way to see what we really like…and it turns out, we liked it all!

We just love serving our food to the community, no matter where we’re at! Getting to meet all of you fabulous folks, people we might have otherwise never met or connected with, really makes our job special. We count tons of new friends among the ranks of our customers, and that is one of the coolest perks we never saw coming.

So come out and see us one last time for the season here in the Sandusky area. We’ll be at our daily spot for three more weeks, and we’ve got three more local festivals, and then we’re packing up and heading to MANSFIELD for their month-long Halloween spectacular at the prison.

Check out our schedule for exact dates and locations. Hope to see you soon!

 

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April Showers Bring…Food Trucks & Flowers?

Spring has sprung in Sandusky, even though it’s been on-and-off springing since like, February. At any rate, we’re getting ready to haul our trailer out of its winter lair and BACK to the outside world!

That’s right, our little yellow buggy is going to stretch its propane legs and get a good whiff of that spring Ohio air because we’ll be launching on April 19th!

Our opening day this year will take place at Accurate Business Machines (where we were last year!), resuming our Wednesday/Thursday/Friday lunch and dinner schedule in their parking lot. You can find us 11-2 and 4-7 on the days that we’re there! It’s a super convenient spot in Perkins Township if you’re looking for lunch or dinner on the go.

April also sees two separate Earth Day events for this Gaucho and Gringa! On April 22nd, we’ll be at Mulberry Creek’s Faery Fest/Earth Day celebration from 10-5p. The following weekend, on Sunday April 30th, we’ll be setting up as Osborn Park’s Earth Day celebration too.

What a way to start the season! We’ve got a lot of new things lined up for your taste buds, bellies, and general olfactory systems, so we hope to see you out there soon!

Empanadas
EMPANADAS — an Argentinian staple. We’ll be serving up plenty of these as specials this year!

Sincerely,

The Gaucho & The Gringa

 

As The Season Comes To A Close…

Wow. Is it really almost November?

It’s hard to believe that we had our first event on September 9th this year. Almost two months later, it’s time to pack it up and head into food truck hibernation.

We called this year our “Soft Launch”. Our late-to-the-game attempt to get our feet wet, see how we like it, and learn as MUCH as humanly possible in a rapidly shriveling window of time.

And I’d say we managed it. Not only did we go from Zero to Launched in about 5 weeks’ time, we have a host of other experiences under our belt. We’ve made new friends, forged invaluable connections, participated in city events and tiny flea markets, traveled more than 20 miles from the home base, crossed Lake Erie, spilled a fryer, tried a daily location, and most importantly, we’ve been cooking our food and sharing it with the community.

We’ve been blown away by the response. Truly, deeply flabbergasted. Who could have ever imagined that you guys would love our food so much? Well, we had hoped this might be the case–but we never thought the love would be so resounding and happen so FAST!

Cheers to the Soft Launch Year! Where we got our feet more than wet (drenched, really) and we’re left SALIVATING for the year to come!

On next year’s agenda, you can expect all the same great Gaucho & Gringa staples (our current menu…festival/event appearances…and a daily location) PLUS the addition of many Argentinian specials that we wanted to save for our first proper year in the game. We’ll unroll our schedule of events as things get settled in the coming months. We plan to hit the pavement in April, and serve allllll the way through October once more.

Thank you all for supporting us, for giving us a shot, for spreading the word with your friends and family. It means SO much to us…and we can’t wait to keep bringing delicious, locally-sourced, fresh Argentinian/American food to the Northern Ohio community.

Rocktober: Rockin’ the daily spots in October

Hey gauchos & gringas!

We’re only gonna be around for a couple more weeks before we batten down our literal hatches and go into food truck hibernation for the winter.

We’ll be vending through October 29th, and then it’ll be time to say goodbye to the gaucho burger until April 2017.

It’s sad to write this–we’ve been having so much fun in the 1.5 moths we’ve been at it this year, and want to keep the momentum going. But, this is what our Soft Launch year is for–getting our feet wet so we can hit it HARD in 2017!

Find us every WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY at Accurate Business Machines on Columbus Ave (by Drug Mart) from 11-2p and 4-7p.

We’ll also be downtown at Barrel House Saloon on Friday and Saturday nights, from about 8p-midnight, throughout October *ahem* Rocktober as well!

Still plenty of chances to get your gaucho fix before we slink off into the other hemisphere for our yearly South American Vacationing.

See you all out there!

Daily Locations, Coming Soon

Hey Ohio Folks!

This coming week, we’re officially starting our LUNCH & DINNER options on select days of the week. We’ll be at Accurate Business Machines, which is just across the street from Drug Mart on Columbus Ave (right near the Perkins Ave. intersection).

Our first day will be Wednesday, September 28th, from 11a-2pm, and then again from 5p-7p. We’ll do the same on Thursday, and then we’ll have lunch only on Friday.

We’ll confirm each week what the dates will be. And then, come October, we’ll begin selling food late-night down by the water in downtown Sandusky!

We can’t wait to see you out there…keep an eye on our Facebook page for some special Grand Opening coupons!

With all the love of the Gaucho Burger,

Shannon & Jorge

And we’ve launched…

Actually, our official blast-off into the atmosphere occurred last weekend, September 9th/10th, at downtown Sandusky’s Cruisin’ By The Bay. We proudly opened our serving window under the guise of The Frosty Frog, the previous owner’s business name. It was confusing to those who came up wanting ice cream, but everyone who stopped by either A.) left in search of ice cream or B.) left with a belly full of delicious food from our kitchen!

For our first event, it couldn’t have gone better (though the rain could have stayed away!). Nothing exploded, got electrocuted, caught on fire, spoiled, or totally sucked. Only one hamburger + egg combo was dropped from spatula to the floor, which was sad because we were pretty sure it was *the* most perfectly cooked hamburger + egg combo in the history of mankind.

But hey. That’s life.

We had SO MUCH FUN seeing all the familiar and new faces of all the people who came out to take a chance on us. And now, this weekend, we’re doing it again! We’ll be setting up shop at JUBILEE-GO!, the music festival outside of Norwalk on Rt. 250, all day on Saturday September 17th.

This time, our trailer will be naked–I mean, just yellow–as we await our own fabulous decals from TnT Graphics in Vickery.

Can’t wait to see you all out and about on the route!

The Grand Gaucho/Gringa Return!

It’s been awhile, folks.

I stopped updating this blog soon after it was conceived since I merged the content of this blog with my main one.

But you know what? I kept this blog because Argentinian Husband and I have been planning on using this moniker for basically all of our future business endeavors. And finally…one of the future business endeavors has arrived.

That’s right: very soon, THE GAUCHO & THE GRINGA food truck will be arriving to Northern Ohio! We’ll be serving Argentinian food to the Lake Erie region, and people won’t even know what hit them.

More updates and information coming soon!