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Social Sightings: New Food Trucks Are Hitting the Streets

Social Sightings: New Food Trucks Are Hitting the Streets
Blue Pan/Instagram
Monday mornings are tough, but this series isn't. Social Sightings is your quick look at recent food tidbits we've spotted. It goes down as easy as your first cup of coffee, and should whet your appetite for the week ahead.

One of Denver's best pizza places is going mobile. Blue Pan, which is known for its rectangular Detroit-style pies with a crispy cheese edge, is ready to debut its new food truck — which means that soon, you'll be able to book Blue Pan for events. Pizza at a wedding? Count us in.  
Instagram: @bluepanpizza
Rezendiz is testing Luchador menu items like this chorizo verde and cactus salad taco on a blue corn tortilla. - LUCHADOR FOOD TRUCK/INSTAGRAM
Rezendiz is testing Luchador menu items like this chorizo verde and cactus salad taco on a blue corn tortilla.
Luchador Food Truck/Instagram

Chef Zuri Rezendiz will soon take his skills on the road with a new food truck. For nine years, Rezendiz worked for Elise Wiggins, first at Panzano and then eventually moving with her when she opened Italian eatery Cattivella in Central Park. Last year, he made another move, becoming the executive chef at Shanahan's Steakhouse. But this will be his last month there, as he's going all in with his Luchador food truck. "This will be my baby full-time. So happy for it," he says.
Instagram: @luchador.foodtruck


THE EASY VEGAN/INSTAGRAM
The Easy Vegan/Instagram

The Easy Vegan is now on six wheels. The veggie-forward street-food venture was a pandemic startup, and owners Alexi Mandolini and Taylor Herbert are about to set up shop inside the school bus that used to be on the patio at Rita's Law, a now-closed bar. In an Instagram announcement, the Easy Vegan says: "We’re so heckin’ happy that our good pal Rita is entrusting us to take this baddie out on the town this summer!"
Instagram: @theeasyvegandenver
MILE HIGH PRETZEL CO./INSTAGRAM
Mile High Pretzel Co./Instagram

Philly soft pretzels are popping up all over town since Mile High Pretzel Co. recently hit the road in its new food truck. Owner David Novin started the business last summer, bringing hot and fresh "pretzels for the people," as he says, to the Mile High.
Instagram: @milehighpretzelco
RUN WESTY RUN/INSTAGRAM
Run Westy Run/Instagram


A whole bunch of food trucks will soon be heading to Westminster, where Run Westy Run, a new food-truck park, is getting ready to open in a half-acre dirt lot next to the Westminster light rail station. The idea has been a work in progress since last summer, but it's finally close to reality. And what, exactly, is Run Westy Run? "We're a community space, built around our food trucks, our bar, and events," it reveals on Instagram. "We have a roster of food trucks that'll rotate every day. We have three tasty breweries, a winery, a coffee roaster as our partners. We're going to have live music, and art, and events. ... Our bar is in a converted shipping container. We're outside, where one should be when clinking glasses and breaking bread with friends and family."
Instagram: @run.westy.run
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Molly Martin is the Westword Food & Drink editor. She’s been writing about the dining scene in Denver since 2013, and was eating her way around the city long before that. She enjoys long walks to the nearest burrito joint and nights spent sipping cocktails on Colfax.
Contact: Molly Martin