Tonawanda News


April 9, 2013

Food trucks making presence known in North Tonawanda



Michael Dimmer, one of the proprietors of the BMFT truck, said he got a call from Tom asking him to bring the truck the North Tonawanda after they found success with Lloyd. 

The BMFT website describes the truck's food as "homemade handcrafted and gourmet," though Dimmer said he's hesitant to "pigeon-hole" the truck into any one type of cuisine. They generally serve a selection of sandwiches, and an ever-changing lineup of arancini, soup and sides. 

A sample menu featured a pork belly banh mi sandwich; housemade mozzarella caprese; chipotle shrimp and bacon with apple ginger ale cole slaw; a Cuban sandwich with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, 1/2 sour pickle and roasted garlic aioli; zucchini-almond arancini; roasted brussel sprouts and fennel, vegetable and barley soup. The menu is rounded out with a selection of Johnny Ryan sodas.

Dimmer said he's happy to be making the transition into a more regular Niagara County stop. What makes it easier is having a business welcome them on private property so they don't have to worry about "getting in anybody's hair."

The Wurlitzer Building has "become a beacon for the food trucks in that area because it's one of the only areas we go in North Tonawanda," he said. "Anytime a new territory opens up and you get to people you don't normally serve is a great thing."

Kelly Brewer, owner of The Sweet Hearth Truck, which specializes in desserts, said she's eager to join the crew at the Wurlitzer Building. She said expanding into other areas of Western New York would perhaps "pave the way to help more people get into" the food truck business. 

"People are really interested in the trucks," Brewer said. "They love having us show up at different events, different places."

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