Lansing, you HAVE to check out the new FOOD COURT in town! Located on the corners of Cedar and Saginaw where the Arby’s used to be ~ right across the street from Rally’s and A&W’s.
For quite a little while now, I have been driving by and I’d see this tent out, offering pizza in 3 minutes. “Hmmm,” I’d think to myself. “That’s cool!”
Well, yesterday my sister and I couldn’t wait any longer; especially because a flashing sign said “FOOD COURT”, drawing us to it like bugs led to a zapper. Two or three other food trucks were there as well, so it’s finally time to sample!!
Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven had tables all laid out with a plethora of pizza boxes, filled with varying kinds of pizza wonder; but as he was slow at that particular time, he offered to make us something fresh!
Frankie has pre-set options for you (like the #8 – “From the Islands”, with ham, pineapple, bacon and banana peppers). But you can always just order a pizza the way you want it.
And you know you are getting the freshest ingredients, because of this story: we ordered a half and half: 1/2 From the Islands and 1/2 pepperoni, with banana peppers and basil. “Well,” says Frankie, “can’t do basil. It didn’t make it through the night”.
Duly impressed by his topping standards, I had him throw on some fresh mozzerella instead (well, come to think of it; he suggested it!)
A few minutes later Frankie waves and me and says “C’mere”, leading me over to the oven and letting me get right up in it so I could snatch a picture for this entry.
How beautiful is this fella!?
I think I loved the pizza as much as I loved Frankie, who was friendly and laid back, and a kind of guy you think you might want as your best friend.
The pizza itself was delish, and I’m definitely headed back for more, but the atmosphere was pretty great, notching the whole experience up even further. Outdoor picnic table, beautiful sun pouring down on your head, and a proper slice of pie! What’s not to love?
To find out more about Frankie’s fabulousness, visit him on Facebook by clicking the slice above.
But if pizza doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, other food trucks are starting to pick up out at the FOOD COURT as well, such as…
Turkeyman! Turkeyman has been in a variety of locations, and you can find out where they will be next by clicking this picture to get to their Facebook page…
The staff is super friendly and helpful, and you can smell the delicious aromas when you are still parking your vehicle!
Also check out Good Truckin’ Food and follow them on Facebook to find out their times and locations…
Keep your eyes out for more food trucks, because I imagine this place will be hopping right soon!