New Gringo Food Truck

A new food truck is making it’s way through Casper this winter. Our Kimberly Barroteran tells us about “Gringo” as they make their first appearance. While it’s a challenge to open up a food truck in the middle of winter, Gringo is bringing the heat.

Co-owner and head chef of Gringo Kelly Phanuekthong says it’s been difficult to learn the ins and outs of the food truck this time of year.

“A year ago, I didn’t I didn’t know what winterize meant. Now I do. So it’s been it’s been interesting. Like everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Like things start working differently. Like certain sensors and. And propane. I didn’t know propane acts differently and negative, you know, negative weather.”

But he says this is just the beginning.

“I mean, if we can if we can get through this in the winter, I think we’ll be able to to get through it in the summer. So it’s definitely harder.”

And although it’s been challenging, the community has been nothing but supportive. J & D’s Cajun Kitchen owner Joshua Boutte, says it’s important to show up for other local food trucks.

“I’ve been here a couple of times today just to get some food and try it out and share their Facebook post and we know how much work it is and just, you know, how much these guys are trying to kind of do some of the same things we’re doing and we like to support them. And these guys are great, their food is great, and we just want the best for everybody in our community so.”

Phanuekthong is excited to be pursuing his passion of cooking and share his L.A. Street inspired food with others.

“How would you describe it? Delicius. Did you say delicious? Delicius. It means it means super delicious. It’s kind of all over the place. But something brings everything together in the menu I think.”

You can catch them Fridays and Saturdays at the “Wash and Glow” carwash for breakfast and lunch.

Kimberly Barroteran, Your Wyoming Link, Casper.