Name of your food truck?
Urban Smoke Food Truck
Scott Danyshyn and Martin Buckingham
Why did you start a food truck?
A few years back, our owners were inspired by the amazing food truck scene on a staff trip to San Diego for the National BBQ Association Tradeshow. That spurred the launch of our Urban Smoke Food Truck later that year. Urban Smoke is an extension of our Gourmet Group and BBQ Gourmet brands. The goal of the truck is to build brand awareness and expand our BBQ offering even further.
What do you serve?
Southern Style and Fusion BBQ Cuisine
Your favourite items on the menu?
My personal favourite is our feature on Saturday at this year’s CNE “The Royal Yorkie”. It’s a homemade Yorkshire Pudding wrap stuffed with our Slow Smoked Beef Brisket, Candied Brussel Sprouts and our BBQ Gravy. It’s amazing!
The most popular item on your menu?
That would likely be a tie between either our Beef Brisket Poutine or our new Pineapple Express which is a sundae with grilled pineapple spears, scoops of pulled pork, crispy bacon mashed potatoes, chopped coleslaw, topped with our homemade BBQ sauce and shaved coconut.
Most underrated? Which do you wish people would take a chance and try?
Hands down that would be our Eddie Vedder Portobello Mushroom Sandwich. It’s not just for vegetarians….and it is excellent!
Craziest food truck story/experience?
Probably our first year at The Ex. We had a line up from 11am till 11pm each day. The Food Truck Frenzy was brand new and it was insane. The people of Toronto love food trucks and BBQ! That’s great for us! Another amazing experience was being featured on The Food Network’s Eat St. show. The whole film/production process was intense but so much fun. The phones wouldn’t stop ringing after our episode debuted.
Where can people find you?
We run concessions at a variety of large scale festivals across the GTA each summer and also cater many private and corporate events.
Do you have a store/restaurant etc. as well?
No, but Urban Smoke is part of The Gourmet Group of Companies which also includes full service catering with The BBQ Gourmet and The Breakfast Gourmet. Visit us online at www.thegourmetgroup.com.