Food & Drink

Vittles 'n' Whips Lowbrow Lowrider Cuisine

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The food truck: a rolling economic model of efficiency and deliciousness (hungry New Yorkers, ambitious chefs, limited capital).

Reducing overhead further: Blake LeTour of Vittles ’n’ Whips food lowrider.

The former social media consultant’s baby — a Craigslisted 1983 Buick Regal — rolls out today. Besides the obvious modifications (refrigerator in the backseat, grill in the trunk, shaved handles, carstache), LeTour got a custom Pendleton pearl exterior and a Megabass subwoofer for blasting Girl Talk.

Expect a lowbrow locavore menu: hamburgers on tortillas with avocado mash and ham fondue poppers are forthcoming; vegan brats on bacon rolls are available to start.

The idea first bounced into his head during a fortuitous DVR mash-up of Pimp My Ride and Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa.

It’s a cash (money) only business, but LeTour will accept following him on Twitter as payment for your first visit.

No posers.

Follow @vittlesnwhips on Twitter.

Photo: Marrtinez / Flickr