Tonawanda News —
At the moment, The Great Foodini is serving every Wednesday afternoon at the Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda and has also visited LocalEdge on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda (as well as other LocalEdge locations) and sites in Niagara Falls, Cheektowaga and Williamsville. Attardo said he’ll also do private parties with the truck, and might attend Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square in Buffalo when the event resumes.
“We’re trying to get our niche and get our foot in the door with industrial parks and businesses,” he said. “Being from Ransomville and Lewiston, it’s quite the haul with the truck. We’re trying to stay local and create some local business and work it out like that.”
During a recent Wednesday at the Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda, the Great Foodini’s menu included chicken and biscuits, pasta fagioli, mac and cheese, buffalo chicken (or tofu) wraps, meatball heroes and greek salads. Other specialties that sometimes make an appearance at the truck include stone-baked pizzas, barbecue shredded pulled pork, bang bang shrimp, beef chili, po’ boy sandwiches and other items.
“I think that he’s got a different spin because he has this background ...,” Kushner-Attardo said. “I think people are going to be quite surprised at what he’s serving.
“He’s always feeding people too much,” she joked. “When he makes food at home, I’m freezing soup for six years.”
One unique feature of the menu is that there are always vegetarian items or options, thanks in part to Kushner-Attardo, who is mostly vegan.
“When we kicked around this idea, we said, ‘We have to have something there that’s vegetarian,’ ” she said. “He’s always been very accommodating.”
Attardo said that he always keeps organic tofu in the truck and can substitute it for chicken in any of the wraps or salads.