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This is shaping up to be a good year for Krush Burger owner Davin Vculek: His original food truck is the basis for a traditional restaurant set to open at the end of the year, Sacramento will soon vote on a less restrictive food truck ordinance, and he is a few weeks away from rolling out his next food truck – doing with tacos what Krush Burger did with burgers.
“It’s Crave: Modern American Tacos,” Vculek said Wednesday. “We’re going to have a couple of fish options, a shrimp option, a really good pulled pork taco, chicken and possibly a steak taco.”
The truck is in the final stages of construction, but it is scheduled to be at the Sept. 29 SactoMoFo Trucktoberfest in West Sacramento.
Those familiar with the menu of Krush burger can expect to see some of their favorite burgers transformed into tacos.
One of those is the Ninja Burger – marinated and grilled short ribs, Asian slaw, radish sprouts, sesame ginger vinaigrette, Sriracha aioli and fried scallions. Vculek said it will be the basis for a taco on Crave.
“Another one of our tacos will be the cast-iron salmon,” Vculek said. “It’s blackened cast-iron salmon with avocado and fresh roasted corn smash, micro greens, red pepper aioli and tomato.”
Tacos will be made on four-and-a-half-inch tortillas. Two tacos are expected to be $6, and three tacos should be $8, with an extra dollar added for shrimp or salmon, he added.
“We’ll probably have corn and flour tortillas,” Vculek said. “There’s a lot of gluten allergies out there, so we will do corn as an option, and plus, there’s just a lot of people who like tacos on corn tortillas.”
Despite coming from the same owner, Vculek said the two businesses will be independent, and diners won’t see tacos from Crave in the new Krush Burger restaurant.
Crave will be a smaller truck than Vculek’s Krush Burger truck, and he said that allows him to be more versatile when it comes to parking in crowded places such as downtown Sacramento.
The vehicle will offer delivery on larger orders – likely 10 or more – dropping them off at offices and other places.
Customers will be able to track the truck on Twitter once it is launched, and a website is coming soon.
“We made the name Crave because we hope that people crave them,” Vculek said. “That’s not to say that there aren’t some awesome tacos out there, but we have a modern, California twist on them.”
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