Here’s a photo narrated story of our first year in business. Pretty wild. After 5 years serving, shredding, and celebrating we still hold true to our founding principles. Cook quality authentic food, be as kind as humanly possible, and work as hard as our brains and bodies can muster. That, and always bring your friends to the party 😉
The Original Blue Print over 5 years ago!
Our first Big Melt season, summer/fall 2015 was an absolute blast. From dumplings and farmer’s markets, to Burlington, Hill Farmstead Brewery and heaps of wild festivals we only had four days off in six months! Well worth the work with lots of satisfied bellies, amazing new friends, and finding our niche in burley and gorgeous Northern Vermont.
Here’s a photo recap of our summer/fall 2015. Enjoy! and Please Comment :).
The Face Lift
Bleach and Stain..
Momo re-sanding every inch of the interior to be re coated with a water-based poly-euretahne.
One of many bio hazard moments creating a custom cooler box… cooler box 5- Jordan 0. But it works (with razor-sharp fiberglass if you stick your hand inside).
The man the myth the legend! Aubrey, Jay’s one and only shiatsu massage therepist, duals as an amazing architect. With his help we turned our counter and awning dream into a reality!! Thanks Aubrey!!!
Cedar Awning, check.
Time to sand seal and paint.
Fresh new sign, for a fresh new trailer.
Clever cooler and counter space. With busier than expected events, these were almost never in place, but will certainly get used this winter 🙂
And We Needed a Puppy: Four Legged Miso
Floppy ears, and soft covers.
Yoda Miso. This is Miso’s trademark, “I am happy to lick your face, face.”
Dumplings in May and Hiyashi Chuka (Ramen Salads)
To kick the summer/fall 2015 season, Momo’s mom came in from Japan to make her famous Dumplings and make sure our summer Ramen Salads were up to Snuff!
Mom in Action! Thankfully she came when she did, prior to the prodigal dumplings, we were once again counting our pennies fingers crossed people would eat our food. And they certainly did!!!
Ponzu Ramen Salad
Roasted Sesame Ramen Salad
Local Maple Beet Bowl
Wanderlust! Our First Festival… Holy Learned A Lot.
Yoga mats, stretch pants, the most relaxing music on earth, aerial yoga, slack lines, and Ramen.
Body Paint, we all got it 🙂
This festival marked our official launch of Vermont Fresh’s Miso Hungry Noodle a collaborative recipe with these great Noodle makers.
Sleeveless and up for anything. Dan Wehn posting up during our third 18hr day in a row.
Joshua Antonucci, absolutely loving cutting peppers, nori, and everything else, Momo and I were “too busy” to do. I love you brotha!
The Crew before takedown. Set up in a different location than the main food court, by day four our number were neck and neck with who would soon become our road mentors. A testament to Momo’s cooking 🙂
The Frendly Gathering: Epicly Rowdy, Fun, Sleepless, and Delicious!
Danial San Anadio adding the final touches at the window!
New kids on the block with a wrap around line! Woot Woot!
A lucky quiet moment… out back we are all slamming long trail ale. hehehe 🙂
Then we Rage!
Zen Ramen with the main stage bass keeping the crew in full tilt mode and in good spirits!
Ian Boyle, taking care of business.
And… Victory, four days of ramen, dancing, late nights and early mornings. Thank you so much Ian Boyle, Marley Pratt, Dan Anadio, Sean Doria, Miso Hungry, and of course the Frendly Gathering for having us!!
Keeping it together. Yulp…
Camping trip one day after work at Hill Farmstead… Bald Pond maybe… With an open mind, getting lost is always more fun than knowing the right way.
Jeezum Crow, with our Awesome Community in Jay (too much fun, not enough pictures)
Miso was able to come along for Jeezum. Prime real estate.
Mark, ramen ripping, Parsons devouring some tasty ramen.
The front porch view. So many times we had to step back and think about our offices this year. We are fortunate behind words to live and work amongst the VT mountains.
Ben and Jerry’s Concert series on the Green at Shelburne Museum
A hell of a last minute invitation to South Burlington and the Shelburne Museum for The Avett Brothers, The Decemberists, and Bonnie Raitt. Vending with some serious veterans.
Brightest bulb on the tree!
Six Weeks with Hill Farmstead Brewery
Re-Birth of Braised Cha-shu Pork Belly for the fall. Hot Ramen!
Great Location, great better, excellent Ramen.
Collection of Hill Farmstead’s Finest.
Kendama Practice, We managed to lose three kendama this summer at festivals most likely under some silly stoned dancer’s pillow. If it was you… Enjoy, things happen, and it really did appear out of nowhere!!!
Focus, don’t burn the table again, Jordan.
After dinner mint.
OTIS!!!! Our First Event Selling Out. SOOOO much fun!!
New York, Motha Fockas!
Daniel Wehn, Welcome back!!
Remember those shorts, that shirt… the one Miso Hungry Ruined for Ian Boyle this year? Can’t thank you enough… sending it on the noodles.
Wrong Camera, most of us 🙂 Notice the celebrity appearance of Frank and Sheryl! Love you all!!
Staying in tune.
Stump Game? 2,00 nails later, Ian Boyle becomes and legend along with Miso Hungry
10:PM Saturday night. The Last Ramen!!
Can’t thank you enough team, 10 minutes later, post past noodle, we all lost our noodles and danced our tops off to Grundle Funk. Couldn’t have been more fun!
Tired Momo on the Ferry.
Eat X NorthEast Food Festival in Burlington
Among and elite group of 15 food vendors we introduced our Mobile Hot Miso and Spicy Miso Ramen to the Burlington Scene serving around 800 bowls of Ramen in two days!!
Stewart from Burlington Taiko found us at an opertune time to present a traditional Japanese Tiger Dance during the lunch time lull.
Breathing in the beautiful day.
Miso and Stewart
In Japan these lamps are put in front of Ramen shops to stick out and quickly explain what’s in store.
Finding the underbelly of Japanese culture in Northern Vermont.
Japanese Taiko Drum Festival at Shelburne Orchard
Handmade Taiko drums made by the Japanese Taiko team.
The perfect food match for a remarkable event.
Drumbers from all over the northeast gathered to present their songs to eachother.
Next Day at the Historical Kent Museum at Kent Corners for Closing Exhibition Party
Easily one of the most beautiful venues we vended at this summer. Remarkable day.
Momo and I flew sole for the afternoon selling nearly 70 bowls of ramen in two hours.
We love people who appreiate good food. This event was with those sorts of people. Really a pleasure.
Stowe Foliage Festival
First Day was a rain out, so we took to some local libations. Hello Ian Boyle, our rock this season… and hello my little brother Jarred “Worm” who joined us for the festivities, and thank you Josh for coming in on Saturday to join in on the fun raising. We had a lot of fun sneaking three people and one dog into our hotel room throughout the weekend!!
Well, we apparently forgot to take photos that weekend. Whoops.
The Final Hoorah! Vermont Vaudeville
Another small but super fun event in beautiful Hardwick. It was awesome to see new and so many old friends stop in to wish us off to winter. To top it off, the show was so much fun.
Mom’s Japanese trinkets (will be on sale this season at Miso Hungry)
To close out our summer Momo’s mom came back into town and we were also joined by he father for a fun week of Dumplings and Critique.
Sooooo many dumplings.
That’s a Wrap. Thanks for staying tuned in to our ongoing story!!