We would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! We can't wait to be back in action in 2015, and to see all of you. In the interim, enjoy the holidays, eat tons of amazing food, and be well. Thank you!
If reality television has taught us anything about body work it's that you need time-lapse photography to make it go by quickly. We have experienced a few delays, mostly in material and equipment procurement, but things are looking up and we should start seeing new body panels formed by the weekend. After the raw aluminum is shaped then it's off to paint! We'll keep it bright red, don'y worry.
We are absolutely bummed about not being out for the holidays this year. We also wanted to assure you all that any Two Blokes gift cards you have floating around will still be honored into 2015.
A simple thank you is not nearly enough to communicate our gratitude for all your support, but thank you! Finally, a picture of the bus before the damaged structural support pieces were removed.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! And to post an update on repairs. The Bus is currently being dismantled to get at the structural areas needing repair and to make patterns for new sheet metal. Our generator mechanic has given our "trusty" generator a clean bill of health - now it just needs a structurally sound home.
We will try to post some progress pictures for you all over the coming weeks (for now enjoy a pic of her in warmer weather and better repair). Thank you all again for your continued support in our food trucking venture, and have a great Thanksgiving!
P.S. Share pictures of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes! We would love to see any Blokes-inspired, or otherwise, dishes you came up with for today's feast. We hope to see everyone back on the street soon!
The word from our bodyshop is that the bus will be down for at least a month. They will have to remove a significant portion of the rear to access the damaged areas and structural components, including our staircase. Unfortunately that means no lunch or dinner services for a while.
We will be sure to share our repair progress when we can, and keep all of you regularly updated.
We look forward to puttin all this mess behind us. Thanks again for your continued support!
We will not be making it out for lunch service tomorrow. We are still working with local bodyshops to get a timeline on bus repairs, and with our generator mechanic to evaluate its status.
We will have more updates for you all tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime, stay warm and enjoy this image of our tasty steak kabobs. We can't thank you all enough for your understanding.
Let's hope this sunshine equals warmer temps! Lunch is at Grieder's today, 11:30-1:30. They are at the corner of GE and Towada Barnes. As a reminder, and apology, the upstairs remains closed due to hit-and-run stair damage. Thank you!
Dinner service was in fact cancelled for this evening. We apologize for not posting that in a timely fashion. We are trying to assess the damage done to our on-board generator by the hit-and-run.
We are swapping breakfast for lunch tomorrow as well. This wreck has been a bit disruptive to our schedule on the bus and in the kitchen. No breakfast tomorrow. Lunch is still at Grieder's, and still 11:30-1:30.
Thank you all for your understanding!
No dinner service this evening. We will be out for lunch tomorrow though! Over at Naturally Your's on College Ave. 11:30-1:30. We'll be looking for that sunshine the weathermen are promising!
Repairs to the bus are looking increasingly lengthy, so we have decided to get out and serve while the weather is not completely terrible. Lunch is at the Alamo II today, starting at 11:30. The upstairs is closed because the stairs were damaged. Thanks for your understanding. See you there!
Our insurance has advised us to get some repair estimates as soon as possible to help us get back on the road. So we have to cancel service today and limp our bus around town finding how much it will cost to fix a fully customized 1958 Leyland Diesel. We hope to be back out as soon as possible! Thank you all for your understanding and support!
Nobody said food trucking was going to be easy, but this recent string of bad luck presents us with a real existential crisis.
This morning our bus was rear-ended in a hit-and-run on Market Street. The vehicle responsible was a mid to late-ninties Ford Explorer, dark green, with a large white sticker in the rear window. Bloomington Police have been contacted and are investigating.
This hit-and-run has put us out of commision at least for today. Please check back this evening when we will know more. Thank you.
Some good news, and some bad news. Bad news, no dinner service for Saturday night. Good news, Two Blokes' Breakfast is back!!!
That's right, you heard it here first. We took a short break, and now we are back serving up everyone's favorite meal. So for all of you who could not make the Farmer's Markets this season, be sure to come try our breakfast menu on Saturday morning at Grieder's.