One of the best things about this summer has been going downtown every Saturday morning and getting super cheap, super amazing Indian food from the fine folks at Cruze Farm Dairy. (The ice cream wasn't bad either.)
Alas, as we discovered last week, the food truck has been missing in action since Labor Day or so. Hearing all sorts of rumors as to why the truck had left, we put in a call to Manjit Bhatti, the chef behind all the paneer and biscuits. Bhatti says there's no sinister reason for the truck's absence; it's simply that most of the Cruze Farm staff has turned its attention to getting the fields ready for the farm's annual corn maze. "We did the same thing last year," Bhatti says.
The good news is that a few Cruze Farm girls will continue to be at the Market Square Farmer's Market each Saturday selling their New York Times-approved buttermilk for the rest of the season. Even better, once the corn maze opens in October, Bhatti will be serving up his dishes out on the farm, although he notes there probably won't be a full Indian menu like there has been this summer. "We get a little bit of a different crowd at the corn maze than downtown. But I don't know. I don't know what we're serving yet," Bhatti says.
And there you have it. Summer has finally drawn to a close.