When you think about it, food trucks serve amazing stoner food – tacos, burgers, cupcakes…it’s everything a college kid with a bong and a bank account could possibly want out of life. The next step would be to actually serve, well…..pot out of a food truck.
Enter The Canni Bus. Founders Jack Torrance and Alan Pangborn met at CIA Greystone where, as Torrance says, ” they don’t remember a thing except getting thrown out”.
During this time, the guys pretty much hung out with the “Medical Maryjane Gang” as the Medical Marijuana crowd in Northern California liked to call themselves. In exchange for pot, the guys would cook elaborate dinners, known as “stoner buffets”. These buffets consisted of favorite stoner food, including “Mac Daddy & Cheese”, “Leaning Stoner of Pizza”, Cu-cu-cu-cupcakes and “OMG Omelettes”.
These buffets became the hottest “underground” weekly events, until San Francisco Drug Enforcement arrested Torrance for possesion of an illegal substance in a baked good. Torrance was sentenced to six months and when he got out, Pangborn was there to pick him up.
Wanting a fresh start, the friends decided to try their luck in Miami. “It’s the perfect place for us. Sun, fun and a total lack of moral judgment”, said Pangborn, when asked what he liked about the Magic City.
The friends pooled some poker winnings and bought a used food truck, originally called the Deep-Fried Turkey Mobile, after the owner burned his eyebrows off after a fryer exploded on I-95. They’re about to roll this weekend, debuting at Street Food Fridays. Their menu features a blend of “stoner food” like their famous “Mac Daddy & Cheese”, plus Salvia brownies and cookies.
Pangborn and Torrance are also planning to serve “special brownies” that require a secret “password” to purchase. No word yet what’s inside these “special brownies”, but we can only guess it’s not cocoa. The “password” for Miami New Times readers is “Panda Bear”.
We wish the Canni-Bus well and look forward to seeing them roll out this weekend!