When we broke the news yesterday that Dylan Moore was putting the brakes on the Little Orange Rocket, his mobile meals on wheels, several Cafe Society readers wondered if this was the beginning of the end to Denver's street food movement. Just like restaurants, food trucks come and go, but one truck -- Crazy Good -- whose tagline was "local, organic, sustainable," shut off its engine before it ever broke a sweat, and the tricked-out truck, which currently sits forlorn in a parking lot on Morrison Road, is for sale, albeit for a hefty price.
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Taped to the window is a long laundry list of its attributes:
Gorgeous, virtually brand new mobile food truck for sale; less than 2,200 miles. Beautiful and painstakingly designed and constructed. Completely outfitted: oven w/ convection, 36" flattop, 18" grill, four stovetop burners, double basket deep fryer (all completely vented), 21.1 cubic ft. refrigerator, 21.1 cubic ft. freezer, refrigerated (8) compartment prep station, stainless steel throughout, plus much more. Passed all Denver inspections and is fully licensed as a mobile food truck; completely self-contained and has three sinks, in addition to a hand-washing sink.. Morgan Olsen (16' cargo are) Step Van 2009 purchased new in fall of 2010.
Admittedly, it sounds far more functional than my own kitchen, but the original asking price of $149,500 seems steep. The owners have since reduced it to $139,000, which still doesn't sound like a bargain, especially when Moore hinted that he'd be selling the Little Orange Rocket for well below $50,000. Still, it's a beauty, and if you're in the market to pimp pavement cuisine and want a fully-loaded kitchen, you can call 303-257-7723, or 303-842-9356 to arrange a truck tour.