Food Enthusiasts Converge in Rawlins for Wyoming's Finest Food Trucks

12 years ago, Mary and Robert Gallardo of Pinedale initiated a family tradition at the Green River Rendezvous, aiming to impart the values of hard work to their children. Island Barbecue, originally a simple canvas tent, has now evolved into a thriving food truck, marking two successful years and expansion plans in the works. The Gallardo family's authentic Filipino barbecue was one of the highlights at the Taste of Wyoming Food Truck Festival and Vendor Showcase in Rawlins.

Food Enthusiasts Converge in Rawlins for Wyoming's Finest Food Trucks

Based in Pinedale, the Gallardos spent most of their summer in Laramie this year. The food truck, Mary's retirement dream, is a true family venture with her husband as the chef and herself managing the register. Their simple menu and delectable Filipino recipes have earned them a loyal customer base.

Another standout was Olio's, a food truck known for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine in the Saratoga/Rawlins area. The chef, Daniel Krugman, trained at the Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of Chicago and worked in Michelin Star restaurants. He decided to venture into the food truck business to have more control over his schedule, offering a diverse Mediterranean menu.

Both the Gallardos and Olio's experienced high demand and positive reception. The event attracted over 1,000 people, surpassing expectations, and plans for future events are already in motion.

Rawlins' strategic location along a major east-west corridor makes it an appealing destination for food trucks and foodies alike, indicating the potential for further success.

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