Meet the Hot Mess Food Truck (aka burritos on wheels)
Are you a hot mess? Do you have any friends who are "a hot mess"? Are you a well-adjusted, put together individual who just likes burritos? A hot mess who likes burritos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll want to know all about the Hot Mess Burritos Food Truck.
A few months back, I had tasty, tangy, and very filling veggie breakfast burrito at Hot Mess when I saw their truck parked at the Cooper Young Farmer's Market. I highly recommend it. I caught up with Hot Mess co-founder Will Freiman recently to ask him five quick questions.
1. Holly: When did you start Hot Mess food truck and why?
Will: Brad Sheffield and I opened Hot Mess on September 25, 2014. We both wanted to offer filling food that was on the healthier side.
2. Holly: What makes your food different than, say, a regular chain burrito?
Will: We bake everything and try to use as little oil as possible. Also, we try to source our food as local as we can, which should get easier as the seasons change. For now our catfish is Pride of the Pond out of Tunica Co. and all our sweet potatoes come from Senatobia.
We hand roll all our tortillas, and I am proud to say we use unbleached, non enriched flour. We also make all the sauces, my favorite is the habanero, but most folks go for the roasted tomato.
3. Holly: What's on the menu?
[ed. note: Will sent me this photo of the menu, which is pretty straightforward: a few different kinds of burritos from $4 to about $10 with your choice of toppings and sauces. He explained that the chili isn’t always on the menu, and things are subject to change seasonally.]
4. Holly: Where can people find you?
Will: You can catch us pretty regularly at the Cooper Young farmers market, and the breweries around town. We love setting up at Memphis Made. Drew and Andy make everything easy and awesome. People like them give me loads of hope for the future of our fair city.
[ed note: Drew and Andy are the owners of Memphis Made.]
5. Holly: Is this your and Brad's full time job or do you have a Bruce Wayne type of situation? (Yes I am comparing burrito making to being Batman.)
Will: This is our full time gig. Follow us on Twitter @hotmessmemphis to see where we set up for lunches, and keep your eyes open for us at some great events coming up next month and this spring.
Hot Mess Food Truck
Various locations on different days. Follow on Twitter for exact location. Common spots:
– Memphis Made
– High Cotton
– Cooper Young Farmer's Market (Saturday mornings)