I regularly attend local farmers markets and always find fantastic, fun food. When I spotted the Taste of Ethiopia food truck this year, I was impressed not only by the aromas wafting from its vents, but also the flavors, cooking process and passion the owner has for the food. I was thrilled to hear the story of how this food truck wound up in Green Bay, WI.
Like most Midwest cities, Green Bay has a lot of your typical, crowd-pleasing foods including grilled cheese with smoked brisket, fried cheese curds, and gelato stuffed macaroon cookies.
However, as I approached the food truck covered with authentic Ethiopian folk art painted on its frame, I was surprised to find a large crowd surrounding the order window while a tent for an iconic local micro-brewery stood empty nearby.
I thought to myself that this food really must be something special -- after all Green Bay has been voted one of the top beer drinking cities in the United States year after year! I was excited to think that the typical steak, potato and fried cheese eaters of the Midwest were open to try this new culinary experience.