By Andrew Z. Galarneau
Most of Western New York’s food trucks are launching culinary careers, but at Elma’s Blue Lantern Lounge, adding a food truck is just the best way to expand the business.
Owners Tom and Donna Pease expect to debut their Da Blue truck at Buffalo’s Larkin Square at lunchtime, Jan. 31, a Friday.
“Expanding our footprint at our current location just wasn’t an option due to the constraints the property presented. A second location sounded good on paper but unfortunately, we couldn’t be in two places at one time,” said Tom Pease. “The need to be hands on and available to the customer led us to the decision to go mobile.”
The initial truck menu will range from cole slaw ($3) to a lobster cake sandwich ($10). It’ll include dishes the restaurant celebrates, including hand-dipped chicken strips ($6) and an Ellicottville Brewing Co. lager bratwurst with caramelized onion relish on a pretzel roll ($9).