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The Hindquarter food truck receives student fanfare

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

There's something new cooking on UVM's campus. And it's not your usual burger and fries.

"We confit our duck in house and then it comes up braised, chard in mustard," says Lucas Hanson of the Hindquarter Food Truck. 

Hanson joined forces with restaraunteurs Sarah Moran and Luke Stone. Their mission: to transform an old fire truck into The Hindquarter Food Truck.

The co-owners have put a spin on everything from eggs to ramen noodles.

"It's just been all out fun and maybe this will work, and maybe it doesn't. You know, some weeks are better than others'," said Hanson.

And with a different menu every week, the crowds keep coming back.

"I've heard a lot of best egg sandwich I've ever had, you guys have the best lunch on campus. Feedback's been really great and we love coming here and showing off," said Hanson.

"I usually get the mac and cheese. They don't have it today but it's really good," said one UVM student. 

Another student shared that his favorite is the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich and fries.

Depending on the day, you may catch a few well known favorites, like the Banh Mi and french fries drenched in a lemon caper pesto which is winning over food critics.

"That is pesto-licious," said Seven Days food critic Alice Levitt.

And there's nothing like pairing pesto fries with a duck confit melt.

"It's basically mustard and butter. Mustard and butter, you can't go wrong," said Hanson.

The Hindquarter Food Truck has been on UVM's campus for about 3 weeks and so far, reviews have been amazing. Of course, I had to try the Banh Mi and yes, it is amazing.

And like many Vermont restaurants, everything is local, but it takes more than going local to make an impression.

"It's what you do with it because there are plenty of places that have a few local ingredients. Everything here is made from scratch, and everything is excellent," said Levitt.

And with prices even a starving college kid can afford, The Hindquarter is transforming the Vermont food truck scene, one breakfast sandwich at a time.

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