The past couple of years have seen a lot of ups and downs in the food truck industry. There was a boom, followed by a weeding-out of an oversaturated market. From barbecue to popsicles, tacos to coconut water, we saw many things come and go. But as far as I know there was never a rolling coffee shop.
Yellowhammer Coffee is filling that void with its coffee trailer. It’s an espresso bar on wheels, with all the caramel macchiato and fancy stuff you can handle. Of course there is regular coffee ,and even hot chocolate and chai tea for the impending cooler weather, but if it’s a cold drink you crave look no farther. Frappes and iced coffees take up half the menu. Those who want more than a caffeine injection can cozy up to a fruit smoothie.
So turn on your coffee radar or click on Yellowhammer Coffee’s Facebook page to find their weekly schedule. They stay buzzing about our area as if they have an excessive amount of energy. Expect the employees to talk really fast. I think they are fond of their products.
LuLu’s makes its annual transformation to BooLu’s
Gas up the Munster Mobile and head to LuLu’s Saturday, Oct. 29, for candy, crafts and crazy fun. The second annual BooLu’s event begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Youngsters can enter the costume contest (must register by 3 p.m.) and enjoy trunk or treating as numerous local businesses, charities and first responders will have decorated trunks in front of the restaurant.
There will be plenty to do, with pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, and I even heard there is a giant inflatable slide. The best part about this event is that the fun is free! Go get your spook on. It’s not as scary in the daylight.
Calm down. Whataburger is just renovating
Want to see fast-food junkies panic? Let a rumor go around that Whataburger on Government Street is shutting down. Relax, fans. The old A-frame is just renovating.
The nostalgic are praying the company doesn’t overdo it in a modern fashion. For the love of onions and spicy jalapeños, please do not change the grill. Those things season over time. I’ll admit I’d prefer faster drive-thru times and one of those soft drink machines that can combine different syrups. If you can make that happen, then I don’t mind losing a little bit of the past.
The good news is that you addicts have an option for relief: there’s a Whataburger clinic at the corner of Cottage Hill and Schillinger. It’s not a short journey, but a fix is a fix.