Carson Daly: Food Truck Friday With Maria’s Italian Kitchen!

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Okay, there’s Italian food and then there’s ITALIAN food!

You know what we’re talking about…the kind of food you can only get when your grandma from Naples slaves over a hot stove all day long.

For our latest edition of Food Truck Friday, Maria’s Italian Kitchen is serving up a slice of Old Italy and we’re more than willing to partake!

Competition amongst Italian eateries is pretty fierce. Owner Madelyn explained to Carson what it takes to be the best:

When I first heard which truck would be rolling up to AMP Radio today, I thought, “Huh, isn’t Maria’s Italian Kitchen a restaurant?”

Turns out I was right!

The food truck is an offshoot of the highly successfull Italian restaurant chain.

It’s a family-owned operation and it all started with the namesake herself, Maria!

Her family is originally from Naples, Italy, but she grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey.

In the early 1960s, Maria visited her brothers here in Los Angeles. The moment she set foot in SoCal, she knew she had to move out here.

She honed her family’s delicious recipes to help them open their first restaurant, Matteo’s, in Brentwood and the rest is history!

The idea behind The Maria’s Truck is simple. They specialize in cooking up homemade Naples-style Italian cuisine street food style.

That means they use only the freshest and most authentic ingredients.

The pasta is imported from Italy, the breads and pastries are baked fresh daily, and the truck only uses homemade sausages and meatballs.

Okay, you must be drooling right now, so let’s get to the good stuff!

Every week, we share the Food Truck Friday love by sending the truck out to the office of an AMP Radio listener.

Congrats to today’s winner! We hooked them up with a free lunch for all their co-workers.

If you want in on the Food Truck Friday action, then you best be listening to Carson every Friday morning for your next chance to win!

For those of you who want to check out Maria’s Truck on the streets, visit their website or follow them on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Follow Maria’s Truck: @MariasTruck

Follow AMP Radio: @ampradio

Follow Carson: @carsonjdaly

Are you a total food truck junkie? Then check out some other trucks that have stopped by AMP Radio!

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