oh all kinds of stuff...corn dogs, turkey legs , fish and chips, hot dogs, fries, onions rings (hand made fat ones) some deep fried crap my buddy just got from a vendor and once all we did was grilled oysters at the Polk Street Festival about 20,000 in a day (at least that's what it felt like).
Turkey legs don't really work except at country fairs and renaissance fairs.
Hot dogs were the easiest as we just needed a cooler and grill basically to get the job done.
Deep fryers at a street fair are a bit of a issue but you do make money, every one loves fish and chips and fat beer battered onion rings. one place made us place cardboard under our fryers ( I couldn't believe the fire guy allowed them) so we wouldn't stain the asphalt with oil, then we weren't allowed back, cause the asphalt got stained anyway. We just didn't get it, there was already a stain the size of a pickup from some engine blowing but oh no it's those rowdy fish and chips guys
You would think that Grilled Oysters would be pretty simple. open bag, grab oyster slap on grill till it pops open, shuck the top, splash with tequila garlic butter from squeezy bottle when the flame dies back plate and hand to expediter. we couldn't keep up, we were paying a guy who was sleeping on the street to run us 50lb bags of oysters from the reefer truck. Course they were Monterey Bay oysters and flipping delicious. but 2 guys and 2 gas fired grills 3'x6' filled with oysters were not fast enough, the cashier had a line of paying and already paid customers 10-20 deep and expediters quit waiting for us and started plating fr themselves as soon as I said it was ready so I could load the grill as soon as there was a space free. I went home with heat exhaustion and a migraine about ten hours later.
The truck just helps keep supplies cold without the need for as much ice (not to mention it hauled all the equipment in one load) , it idles and keeps the reefer going. Running a heavy duty power cord off it we could run a small drink dispenser, the cash register and a tiny little condiment station my buddy owned.
all in all some of the hardest work I have ever done.
Edited by Gunnar - 5/18/10 at 1:54pm