BALLANTYNE | fab fare
As a native New Yorker and
veteran of the restaurant trade,
Brendan Treyball knows all about
pizza and the quirks of mobile
cookery. The personable chef
says, "There's a fine line between
a perfectly cooked pizza and a
fireball." (Not to worry —
Treyball and Big Red have
produced as many as 200 pizzas
in an hour without incident.)
More than 50 rigs are listed on the
Charlotte Food Truck Association's
website. Big Red is different than most in
that it's not a vending truck that parks on
city streets to sell to passersby. But that's
not to imply Big Red is hard to find: It's
a familiar fixture at neighborhood block
parties as well as golf outings at Piper
Glen and The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.
One of the Carolina Panthers booked
Big Red for a private party. So did the
Symphony Guild of Charlotte during its
"Heart of the Home Kitchen
Tour" in fall 2016 (see
Couples have even
turned to Big Red to cater
their weddings. It's just
another of the many ways
that True Crafted Pizza
True Crafted Pizza
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
7828 Rea Road, Suite F
Charlotte, N.C. 28277
The signature prosciutto di Parma pizza is grilled
with tangy arugula, fig preserves, balsamic glaze,
and topped with Asiago and Parmesan cheeses.
Chef Brendan Treyball travels with Big Red to cook pizza and other dishes.
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