DUSDAC samples cannoli at its latest meeting

Wondering what food Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee taste-tested last night? Holy moly, it’s a cannoli!

At its Wednesday meeting, DUSDAC tried cannolis prepared by Durham's Holy Moly Cannoli food truck. The truck offers regular-sized and mini cannolis in a variety of flavors—ranging from the O.C. (original cannoli) to Oreo. Students will have the opportunity to try the cannolis at DUSDAC’s annual Food Truck Rodeo April 19. 

Owners Mike Steigerwald and Christina Steigerwald opened Holy Moly Cannoli only nine months ago. The husband-wife duo decided to enter the food truck business after the birth of their first child, Owen. Mike built the food truck himself by retrofitting an old mail truck.

In addition to traditional cannolis, the truck offers cannoli nachos—nacho-shaped cannoli shells that can be dipped into the filling—as well as espresso drinks.

Members discussed adding the vendor to the line-up of food trucks that will come to campus next year.

In other business

Senior Ethan Kwok, DUSDAC co-chair, announced that the committee received $2,400 for tickets from the Student Organization Funding Committee to fund the Food Truck Rodeo—$800 more than previously noted. The funding will allow each person who signed up to receive six tickets to spend at the rodeo, he added.

At last week's meeting, DUSDAC said it had applied for $8,000, but was given just $1,600. 

Members chose the time frame for the event, settling on 1 to 5 p.m., so that students who may have back-to-back classes at 1:25 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. can still make it to the rodeo.

Kwok said DUSDAC will release the complete vendor list for the rodeo soon. 

DUSDAC also discussed the possibility of adding more varieties to the food offered by Café Edens, which is in the process of expanding its menu. Junior Allie Rauch, a committee member, proposed “incorporating some traditional deli food” into their selection. 

Junior Maddie Manning, a committee member, noted that Cafe Edens already offers bagels and lox. Rauch suggested that the vendor try to include items such as cold-cuts, melts, matzah ball soup and latkes.


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