Spring is finally on its way and everyone in Indianapolis is definitely looking forward to some warmth. Something else to look forward to is Food Truck season here in Indy. Although Indy is known for its racecars, they’re not the only four-wheeled stars of the city. The Food Truck culture in Indy is quickly growing and one Food Truck to anticipate this spring is High 5 Lunch.
High 5 Lunch is proudly owned by Chef Lucas Trinosky who found his passion for cooking at an early age when he fell in love with the cheeseburger. After learning how to grill up a great burger from his dad, Trinosky started watching television shows such as Frugal Gourmet, Yan Can Cook, Julia Child, Justin Wilson, and The Galloping Gourmet on Saturdays instead of cartoons. “My first job was in a restaurant and I loved looking through the service window and seeing people really enjoy the food that I made for them,” explained Trinosky. “I wanted every meal to be the best they ever had,” he added.
Trinosky opened High 5 Lunch in November 2014 in order to spend more time with his daughters and be able to make his own hours. The most popular dish so far has been Sal’s Italian Balls which are made with fire roasted tomato sauce topped with a fennel salad, pesto aioli finished on Portobello mac n cheese, with a splash of marsala. This spring, the theme at High 5 Lunch is Amazeballs. “I’ll have chicken, beef, and pork balls with a variety of sauces, salads, and starch,” said Trinosky.
While looking forward to the energy of spring, Trinosky’s main goal for this year’s Food Truck season is to “open people’s perception[s] of ‘different’ as a lot of the food I cook is unknown and super High 5-able.” Having lots of experience in the hospitality, restaurant, and catering business, Trinosky is also an instructor at The Chef’s Academy. With aspirations to expand the Food Truck scene in Indy, Trinosky is definitely doing his homework. Currently, he is planning a trip to Portland, Oregon specifically for the food trucks. “I plan on every meal I eat for 4 or 5 days to be from food trucks,” said Trinosky.
“I love the idea of food truck lots and would love to see one in Indy,” Trinosky explained. “I like the idea of moving location in the food truck but I also like people being able to find me on any given work day to enjoy my food,” he added. Trinosky hopes to help create a Food Truck culture in Indy similar to in Portland, where all Food Truck options are available in one location for the general public.