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Classic truck cranks out unique pizzas in Sarasota

1951 Ford F-5 truck is framework for Polpo Pizza Company's Italian wood-fired oven




Pizza from a truck isn't that unique a concept. Neapolitan pies cranked out from an Italian wood-fired pizza oven housed in a 1051 Ford F-5 pickup are another matter.

Sarasota, Florida's WTSP.com reports the Polpo Pizza Company owner Tom Baril and his wife, Danni Bleil, put a new idea into that old white truck and locals have gone nuts for it. They run a pizza catering business out of their classic ride and churn out some modern pies all over Sarasota. The couple has been a mainstay at the Phillippi Farmers' Market for the past three weeks but has been perfecting their recipe for months. They offer over 20 different pizzas on their menu and typically serve 4-5 varieties on any given day at the market. Customers lined up all afternoon to try some of Polpo's pies. The company caters events and travels around the Sarasota area serving their authentic Neapolitan pizza.

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