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Drewski’s celebrates 5-year anniversary with $1.05 deal

A grilled cheese sandwich from Andrew “Drewski” Blaskovich of Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen
A grilled cheese sandwich from Andrew “Drewski” Blaskovich of Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen lsterling@sacbee.com

Sacramento’s mobile food industry was in its infancy back in 2011. The idea of food trucks that went beyond the basic “roach coach” and traditional taco truck was still something of a novelty then. SactoMoFo was just beginning to launch with its mobile food festivals, which now attract thousands.

That year a guy named Andrew Blaskovich launched Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, a food truck business based on hefty grilled sandwiches and muscle-car decor. The one-time chef had cashed out his 401k savings and left a well-paying job in the mortgage business to chase his food truck dreams.

Five years later, he’s not just here but thriving. That initial business has since blossomed into a fleet of three trucks to service northern California mobile food needs and a brick-and-mortar restaurant at McClellan Business Park. Plenty of mobile food vendors have come and gone during this time, but Blaskovich and his crew are now slinging sandwiches from BottleRock music festival to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

On Thursday, May 26, Blaskovich will give thanks to his customers with a signature “tricycle” grilled cheese sandwich and a side of tots plus a drink for just $1.05. This anniversary special will be held 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St., Sacramento.

The fine print: To claim this deal, customers need to place their order through ExtraPlate, an app developed in Sacramento with which folks can order and pay for food directly from their mobile device.

For more info: drewskis.com

Chris Macias: 916-321-1253, @chris_macias

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