The story is long and wonderful. Ask me about it sometime. Bottom line, I was lucky enough to acquire a vintage 1967 Airstream that had been converted into a mobile kitchen complete with a wood-fire pizza oven. Over a period of six or so years, I took all over town to make pizza and bread, collaborating with passionate community groups and providing private pizza events as a fundraising premium for organizations I love.
Starting with an overwhelmingly successful pop-up at Eddie Wu's Cook Saint Paul restaurant (now Juche), I also set up at local taprooms (St. Paul Brewing, Bang! Brewing); neighborhood festivals (Art in Swede Hollow, Indigenous Roots opening, Urban Oasis gathering, Urban Roots pizza garden, Twin Cities Drupal Camp); along with many graduations and family gatherings – adding much joyful fun to the adventure.
Alas, I only had the capacity to do so many things with my life and the Fire on the Bluff trailer became woefully under-utilized.
In my quest to find someone who would be able to keep the fire burning, my friends at Urban Roots connected me with Will Meyer. Will had an already successful vegan wood-fired pizza business operating in western Massachusetts and was looking to expand. Long story short, Will purchased the FotB Airstream and drove it back to Easthampton, Mass. where Vegan Pizza Land is currently operating with the trailer as the permanent food purveyor at Abandoned Building Brewing.
If your travels take you out western Mass. – Emily Dickinson's House, Northampton, Herman Melville's house in PIttsfield, the Berkshires anyone? – visit Will, Vegan Pizza Land, and the trailer formerly known as Fire on the Bluff (I'm on my way to visit my daughter at Smith College in a few weeks)! And thanks so much to all of you who supported me and expressed a love for the pizza during my wildly exciting side-journey.