|Tacos from The Jolly Pig truck|
Jeff Givens of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters continues his guest series posting about food trucks that hit up Howard County, including the National Business Park when he was working there. Today's, it's the Jolly Pig truck:
As always, Twitter and Facebook are the best way to track these trucks. You can see when the Jolly Pig will be near you by watching its Twitter feed.
Tad and Joann Calwell offer a variety of tacos with most of them using inspiration from flavors worldwide. When they first began, they started with Korean-style tacos. They now offer around 10 varieties at any one time, with others offered on a seasonal basis.
Like many other food truck operators, Joann and her husband Tad didn't start out in the restaurant industry. hey used to be in the mortgage business as title searchers, but when the mortgage crisis hit, they decided to start a food truck. Joann had always thrown big parties for her family and friends so preparing food and hosting meals came naturally. They searched around for more than a year to find the perfect truck and opened for business in early 2012. By August of that year, they had already garnered enough recognition to be rated one of the top 10 food trucks in Baltimore by the Baltimore Sun.
Joann is always experimenting with new flavors and intimated to me that she’s developing a Moroccan-spiced taco right now.
I had the Korean, the al pastor and the Thai tacos. Wrapped in a flour tortilla, the ingredients were very fresh, and the flavor profiles captured the essence of their inspiration.