YGE: Two Macs and a bus

By WEEK Reporter

May 2, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- This excellent eating adventure finds us in Bloomington, in line, outside a big red bus.

It is "Two Blokes and a Bus," a movable feast that travels the twin cities.

The two blokes, Steffan Block and Jon Fritzen, drive the bus to different locations for lunch and dinner five days a week.

I ordered steak kabobs with sticky rice and Asian slaw. Ashley had the baha fish tacos.

We decided to dine in. That's the second floor of the bus, up the back stair.

Jon and Steffen used Kickstarter, the web based funding platform to raise money modeling the business after gourmet food trucks.

Our meal, the kabobs,
Open since last October, the blokes are looking to someday expand.

"You bought a second bus?" - Mac.

"We did," said Steffan Block. "It is sitting in the garage for a little while. We are in no rush for the second one. It is just that they don't come around very often.

If the bus looks familiar, it used to hall people around Peoria when it was owned by Jumers.

Our meal, the kabobs, and the tacos came quickly.

Positively the best food I've ever had on a bus.

I can say that for certain.

Seriously the steak kabobs were really good, as was the sticky rice.

His steak was really good, so were my fish tacos...really, really good.

I even shared one with mac, finished the other two myself and we shared a little panna cotta for dessert.

"When did this we can share business start." - Mac.

"When I saw your meal." - Ashley.

Three things.

First, bring cash.

Second, go to the Blokes and Bus facebook page for a schedule and wear a more bus friendly outfit than Ashley to navigate the stairs.

Our bill came to which included drinks and a steak kabob for Chad the photographer came to $40 dollars.

And if you ask nicely they might just let you honk the horn of the bus.