Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fonda food truck gets its official public debut

Annette Cavallaro at work (photo provided)
Food trucks get plenty of attention when they ply their wares in Albany, Saratoga Springs and other Capital Region hot spots. In the smaller communities, not so many trucks and not so much publicity.

Today, however, that changed for a moment when the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Saucy Italian NY, a 20-foot food truck. It is owned by Annette Cavallaro of Fulton, and has been operating for some months at 4506 Route 5 between Fonda and Palatine, four miles west of the Kateri Shrine,and on-site at various special events.

Cavallaro said she is using mostly her own recipes as she operates under the mantra of what she often heard her father say as she grew up -- “It’s all in the sauce, baby.”

Cavallaro, who has lived in the Fonda area for a decade, was born into an Italian-American family on Long Island for whom home cooking and big meals were the norm.

Her food truck's offerings range from traditional Italian-American dishes such as the  Fuhgetaboudit (three meatballs with extra marinara sauce and homemade rosemary garlic bread) and the Bada Bing (panini sandwich made with housemade roasted garlic spread, Genoa salami, Virginia baked ham, sliced red onion and provolone cheese) to grilled pound cake sundaes and cheesy fried rice to sliders and personal pizzas.

The Saucy Italian NY is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from noon until 6:30 p.m. It also offers special events catering.
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