Serious Eats' latest Meet and Eat features Todd Barricklow, creator of the Taco Bike, an eco-friendly alternative to the fast growing food truck industry. The 200+ pound bike is equipped with a propane tank, three sectioned griddle, water tank, heat exchanger, wash sink, wastewater hold, ice holder and sectioned food area, trash can, napkin holder, table, money drop, chopping boards and more.
Barricklow describes his building process:
"It took about three months and a lot of that time was spent standing around with a beer in my hand, scratching my head, and wondering, 'How the hell is this going to work?' Conceptually, I found it challenging. I didn't know if it was possible to have a small restaurant on three wheels and if it was, could you still peddle the bike? The most difficult part was tracking down all of the parts I needed. I was ordering parts from RV supply stores, home brewing stores, camping stores, chemical and liquid processing stores, and industrial restaurant supply stores..." (read more)