Ready for a NEW YEAR!

December 30th, 2013

Beauty of the Bistro is gearing up for a new food truck season. We are excited to see the continual growth in the food truck community. Local business owners are really seeing the benefits of wonderful, fresh food being served right outside the door of their building.

 The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

We are also very excited for the opportunities we have had to serve at community functions and corporate events, as well as wedding receptions and holiday parties.

The KC Star Food Truck Friday

Some new faces (trucks) and newly organized groups will be showing their face in the coming weeks. One group we are particularly excited about is The Kansas City Food Truck Mafia.

 “mafia.” Def.3. Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913),  Any tightly knit group of trusted associates.

Why the Food Truck Mafia?

Mediocre food runs rampant in today’s society!  Fast food, grocery store cafes, and convenience stores have become a major source of nutrition, or lack of, in our diets.  We grab a quick burger at the drive-thru, a meat-like item off the hot rollers, or a piece of fried chicken and white stuff resembling wallpaper paste at the deli counter.  We know in our hearts that it is not going to be good, nor good for us.  Yet we still do it.  We all desire something tastier, healthier, and convenient!  Enter the Food Truck Mafia!!!

Kansas City’s Food Truck Mafia is a collection of the the best looking, most professional and funnest food trucks in town.  Each truck is owned and operated by Kansas City area residents.  We may be your friend, family or neighbor.  We strive hard to feed you the most wholesome and tasty food you can eat.  We feed you like family!!

 On the Streets

Catering at Macys

There are many adventures ahead. We hope you will find us on the streets or contact us for your catering needs!

Truckin’ with the Beauty: Rock-and-roll lunch on the food truck

July 2nd, 2013


You are What You Eat!?!

February 28th, 2013

I remember seeing that poster in the cafeteria lunchroom at Stanley Elementary. I spent a lot of time pondering it’s meaning- probably more than the average 2nd or 3rd grader. And even though I don’t remember thinking that the school lunches were horrible, I knew that wobbly rectangle pizza didn’t seem normal. It does seem strange that the “You are What You Eat” poster was placed in the same cafeteria where processed burger patties, frozen tater tots, canned fruit and chocolate milk were offered.


But I also remember the Lunch Ladies…they always smiled and were happy to see us. By the time I left elementary school, I was sad to leave the familiar lunch room and the ladies that always remembered to give me extra pickles with my round patty thing on a bun.

 Much later in life I was humored that my husband preferred that I make his lunch, because my sandwiches always tasted better. One might think he was just trying to get out of making his own lunch.

But I do believe “You are What You Eat” means something far more powerful.  If you believe in the notion that if you exude positive energy and thoughts, then you will receive positive responses from the universe and vice-verse.
Translating this theory into food and cooking, if you cook with a positive energy and a happy mood rather than cooking as a chore or a stressful profession, your food will reflect it. It is so important to cook with Positive Energy. If you are rushed, angry, upset or stressed, I feel it directly affects the quality of the meal being prepared.

As I think about all the opportunities I have had- family gatherings, high school football dinners, wedding receptions, I feel blessed to have been able to share something that was prepared from the heart.

And I will continue to make my husbands lunch, because my sandwich really might taste better.

Can’t you do anything the normal way???

November 12th, 2012

Throughout my lifetime, I have always felt I didn’t do anything the ‘normal’ way. I always had to put a twist to any project I had. Even when I am cleaning, my husband claims I have to destroy a room first. And usually when I am finished, the room has been rearranged, pictures re-hung and sometimes a new paint color on the walls. But it is always clean in the end.

My son was studying hereditary genetics in school and shared with me that less than 2% of the world population has green eyes.


My sister has blue eyes, so she is a little less of a freak!

So that got me thinking and googling, and I found that Red hair is the least common hair color in the world at 1-2% of the population.
On to my next research….A variety of studies suggest that approximately 10% of the world population is left-handed. I know many people are aware of Right-handed and Left-handed scissors. When I was in grade school, there was always a box filled with the blue handled scissors for the ‘Normal’ kids, and then there was the 1-2 pairs of green handled scissors for the left-handed kids. And kids would look at me funny when I took the green handled scissors. But it was the same funny look I had become accustom to when they looked at my red hair.
One more hereditary genetic fact that I chose to research was Blood type. I have AB negative which I discovered when I was pregnant.  A woman is at risk when she has a negative Rh factor and her partner has a positive Rh factor. This combination can produce a child who is Rh  positive, This can cause the mother to create antibodies against the Rh factor, thus treating an Rh positive baby like an intruder in her body.  This is probably more information than you cared to have…anyway, I knew I was a rarity, but after checking the charts I fall into the 1%.

African American
O +
O –
A +
A –
B +
B –
AB +
AB –

My research has shown me that there is very little chance I can do anything the normal way. I have learned to accept this over the years, and actually have embraced it in many aspects of my life.


What in the world does this have to do with Beauty of the Bistro??? If you have visited the Food Truck, you may have noticed there is nothing plain or normal on the menu. Everything has a little twist. There have been a few customers that struggle with this, but the ones that embrace it and step outside of the box, have come to appreciate that a Boom Boom Taco is so much more than just a Taco!!!







A Fearful Night!

October 10th, 2012

Beauty of the Bistro was recently invited to be part of a spooky night in Gardner, Kansas. KC Fear Farm is a haunted forest, a new addition to the KC Pumkin Patch and Corn Maze. We served our BoomBoom Tacos and Homeade Brownies to all of the brave visitors. Although we were invited to venture into foggy corn field, we decided the confines of the truck was perfectly fine!