Some recent press


Local food writer and blogger, Kathleen Bauer of  Good Stuff NW, wrote a piece on us for The Oregonian. She does a wonderful job telling our story and the motivations that drive (so to speak) our little food cart.

You can read it here. (Plus there’s the recipe for our summertime fave: pappa al pomodoro!)

Serious Eats, the online blog about all things seriously food, wrote about our food cart pod—which boasts a wonderful, superbly-curated variety of carts and food offerings (we know because we’ve eaten at all of them!). Nice input and insights from all the cart owners.

Read it here.

Our deepest gratitude to these writers for including us in their endeavors; and as always, we wouldn’t be here without the support from our wonderful customers–thank you!



Food Cart of the Year



So we woke up yesterday and were all, like, bleary-eyed and making breakfast and stuff when we get a call from Valerie Hurst at KATU here in Portland, wanting to interview Paolo because the Willamette Week just named us Food Cart of the Year.

“What? You’re shitting us!”

Well, we didn’t actually say that to the lovely Valerie, but suffice to say we were taken by surprise. Those organic multi-grain squares sure tasted like caviar after hearing the wonderful news.

Read the article here, which also lists the other standout carts in the top 5, whose company we’re proud and honored to be among.

And if you’d like to see Paolo’s TV interview with KATU, click this link or go to

Thank you, Matthew Korfhage and Willamette Week, and all of you cherished customers and friends who have stoked us with your enthusiasm and encouragement, and who continue to show us support and love.

Write-up in February’s Portland Monthly


We’re very happy to see this latest vote of confidence in print. And we’re so grateful for all the support and enthusiasm you wonderful Portland eaters have shown us over these past months. Thank you!

Here’s the link to the article:

Thank you, Portland

On this Giorno del Ringraziamento, the Burrasca family foursome is thankful for many things: health, family, and friends being at the top of the list.

But we are also so thankful for the warm welcome this wonderful city of Portland has shown us: in the kids’ new school, in new friendships, in enthusiastic and adventurous customers at the cart. It seems that everywhere we turn in the Rose City, the genuine friendliness of the locals and that all-round good vibe such openness and friendliness fosters renews our deep satisfaction with our choice to call this place home.

So in this spirit of gratitude, we’d like to extend sincere and warmest thanks to Portland Monthly and the Portland Mercury for two recent write-ups (see links below), and express our heartfelt thanks to the customers–regular and new–who come to see us at the cart, bringing their hearty appetites and encouragement. To borrow the phrase Steven Shomler of Portland Food Cart Adventures uses, YOU, dear customers, are what makes the food cart magic happen–at least for us.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Grazie di cuore,

Paolo, Elizabeth, Giacomo & Gemma

Burrasca’s Florentine Cart Cuisine – Portland Monthly

Don’t Forget the Little People – Six Carts Worth the Weather – Portland Mercury


Photo by Amanda Widis

Photo by Amanda Widis

Read it here: Review in Willamette Week

Thank you, Willamette Week, for the wonderful review. And we agree: the pod we’re in at 28th and Ankeny is awesome and has some really terrific, diverse offerings.

A heartfelt grazie to all our supporters–your appetite and encouragement keeps us going. It’s not easy being one guy alone in a cart; knowing you enjoy his food makes Paolo molto molto felice. And his mamma back in Florence is pretty darn happy about it, too :-)

So we hope to see you soon, new friends and old!