From Flames to Flavor: The Transformation of Fire Engines into Wood-Fired Pizza Trucks

Revving Up the Culinary Scene: Fire Engines Turned Pizza Kitchens

Murray’s Rustic Pie: A Sizzling Combination of Passions

Former firefighter Christopher Murray has taken his passion for fire engines and transformed one into a unique wood-fired pizza kitchen. Murray’s Rustic Pie is a mobile food truck that operates from a converted fire engine, offering delicious pizzas cooked to perfection in just two minutes.

Since the summer of last year, Murray’s Rustic Pie has been serving up mouthwatering pizzas at various locations, including farmers markets, breweries, community events, and even weddings. On a typical day, they serve around 30 pies, with their driveway at 536 NE C St. serving as their base.

A Love Story: Pizza, Firefighting, and Oven-Building

Christopher Murray and his wife Janene are no strangers to the pizza business or cooking with unconventional ovens. Prior to their fire engine venture, they built a 3-foot oven in the back of a ’77 Datsun pickup truck, traveling across Washington and Oregon to serve wood-fired pizzas at events.

The fire engine pizza oven is a perfect amalgamation of Christopher’s passions for oven-building, pizza, and firefighting. It fulfills a lifelong dream of owning his own business, and he feels incredibly fortunate that it never feels like work to him.

Inside the Engine: A Pizza-Making Masterpiece

The converted fire engine is not just a cooking vessel; it incorporates clever adaptations to accommodate the pizza-making process. Compartments that once held firefighting equipment now store firewood and transport toppings in containers. The truck features various amenities, including a water pump, a hand wash sink, a prep sink, a water heater, fresh water tanks, a gray water tank, a slide-in refrigerated prep rail, a reach-in refrigerator, and even a TV that plays Bob Ross videos in the window as pizzas are hand-tossed.

Engine 1: A Culinary Gem in the Heart of Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, a 1965 Seagate authentic fire truck named Engine 1 is also making waves in the culinary scene. Equipped with an on-board wood-fired oven, this iconic vehicle serves up delectable pizzas that are sure to impress.

A Taste of Nostalgia: Dining at Engine 1

Just like Murray’s Rustic Pie, Engine 1 brings together the nostalgia of a vintage fire truck and the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked pizzas. As customers approach this unique eatery, they are greeted by the sight of Engine 1, proudly displaying its rich history and charming character.

Pizza Paradise: The Menu at Engine 1

Engine 1’s menu features an array of mouthwatering pizza creations, crafted with passion and expertise. From traditional favorites like Margherita and Pepperoni to inventive combinations that push the boundaries of flavor, there’s something to satisfy every pizza lover’s cravings.

What sets Engine 1 apart is not only its remarkable exterior but also the dedication to using high-quality ingredients. The team behind Engine 1 sources the finest locally-sourced produce and premium toppings to ensure each pizza is a masterpiece. Every bite is a testament to their commitment to excellence.

Engine 1: A Must-Visit Destination

Whether you’re a Las Vegas local or a visitor to the city, Engine 1 is a must-visit destination for pizza enthusiasts and anyone seeking a unique dining experience. It’s not just about the pizza; it’s about the journey, the history, and the passion that goes into every slice.

So, the next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, make sure to track down Engine 1. Prepare to be captivated by its vintage charm and savor the extraordinary flavors that emerge from its on-board wood-fired oven. Engine 1 is more than just a fire truck; it’s a culinary gem that brings joy, nostalgia, and outstanding pizza to the heart of Las Vegas.

A Sweet Ending to Your Pizza Journey

After savoring the delightful flavors of a wood-fired pizza, there’s nothing better than a sweet treat to complete your culinary adventure. Duncan’s Sweet Shop has got you covered. Our extensive collection of sweets offers something for everyone.

Choose from our wide array of sweets, varying from the traditional classics to the new and exciting flavors. Our treats are perfect for a post-pizza dessert or for satisfying your sweet tooth anytime.

If you’re in the mood for a surprise, check out our Pick ‘n’ Mix selection. With countless combinations, it’s a fun and delicious way to sample different sweets.

For those who love a taste of nostalgia, our collection of retro sweets will take you on a trip down memory lane. Rediscover your childhood favorites and indulge in a bit of sweet nostalgia.

And if you’re planning a movie night, family gathering, or simply want a stash of your favorite sweets, our sweet tubs are a perfect choice. Filled to the brim with your favorite candies, they’re a sure way to make any occasion a bit sweeter.

At Duncan’s Sweet Shop, we believe that every culinary journey deserves a sweet ending. So, after your next pizza adventure, why not treat yourself to a bit of sweetness?