The bright yellow of La Fogata, a new food truck serving Latin food in Newton, is hard to miss.
La Fogata first opened its serving window on May 22. The food truck is now open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays in the parking lot next to Bud & Steve Auto Service at 1201 N. Main in Newton. Cash is the only form of payment they currently accept.
Lizeth Gonzalez and her husband, Santos Fonseca, run the truck with the help of Lizeth's sister, Kimberly, and her brother-in-law, Elmer Sauceda.
Originally from Honduras, the family moved to Arizona before coming to Newton seven years ago.
"In Phoenix, sometimes, it was 115 degrees," Fonseca said.
While they didn't care for the heat, they did appreciate the multitude of food trucks around the city and it inspired them to start their own.
It took nearly three years — with a significant investment of time and money — to outfit the truck, Gonzalez said, but now she and her family are looking forward to serving its menu of tacos, pupusas, tortas, burritos and quesadillas to customers in Newton.
La Fogata (which is Spanish for "campfire") is the name Fonseca always wanted to call the restaurant he dreamed of starting for years.
Steak, pork and shrimp are offered as options on the menu items, cooked up by Sauceda.
"Our meat is cooked fresh every day, as are our vegetables," Fonseca said. "Everything is always fresh."
Gonzalez said La Fogata's hot sauce — her own recipe — is something she encourages people to try.
Fonseca also noted the La Fogata crew are happy to customize food orders for their customers.
Gonzalez said they plan to take the food truck wherever they're invited and hope to make an appearance at the Harvey County Fair and food truck rallies.
For more information about La Fogata, call 316-587-5559 or visit their Facebook page.