Trill Alternatives
Bobby Boucher, Forbidden Melonz #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ
Twin Peaks Dispensary
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
VERTS
Bobby Boucher, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax
Wolf Pac - Pueblo West
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado
Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal
LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sage N Sour, Snickerz, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - Springs med
Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - med Denver
Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - rec
Cake Pop, Forbidden Melonz #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana
Buddy Boy - N. Federal
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax
CANNACO
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops
COLORADO BEST BUDZ LLC
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY
LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE
Forbidden Melonz #8, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Sky 600, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops
Canna Cabinet
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Cannabicare
Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
Cherry Peak
Bobby Boucher, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
DOCTOR'S GARDEN
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Tart Pops
Dabbington LLC
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast
EUFLORA Longmont
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
Eclipse Cannabis Company
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Snickerz, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
Emerald Fields - Glendale
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Pineapple Blast, Sage N Sour, Tart Pops
Emerald Fields - Manitou
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
GREEN WORLD EXPRESS
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado
Growlife
Unicorn Poop
High Plainz Strains 2
Bobby Boucher, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Higher Grade 38th
Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
Higher Grade Medical (at Galena)
Sunset Drive
Higher Grade REC
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Karma
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sage N Sour, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
LA CASA CANNA BIS INC
Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Sage N Sour
LIVE GREEN - SHERIDAN
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
LOVA - Aurora
Bobby Boucher, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Snickerz, Tart Pops
LOVA - Colfax
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Snickerz, Tart Pops
LOVA - Downtown
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Tart Pops
LOVA - Edgewater
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
MOUNTAIN MEDICINALS RETAIL CENTER
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
Makena
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER
Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sour Rado
NATIVE ROOTS Frisco - rec
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies
NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC
Miracle Alien Cookies, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER
Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
Native Roots Highlands
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
Native Roots Tower
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Native Roots Trinidad
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Miracle Alien Cookies, Sky 600, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Miracle Alien Cookies, Sky 600, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
PIG N' WHISTLE
Forbidden Melonz #8, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Tart Pops
Peak North
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
ROOTS RX BASALT
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies
ROOTS RX Leadville
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies
Rocky Farms
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
SILVERPEAK APOTHECARY
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast
SIMPLY PURE
Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds - WR
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds Broadway
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds Colfax
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds FOCO Medical
Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
Standing Akimbo
Cake Pop, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Pineapple Blast, Sage N Sour, Sunset Drive
THE JOINT BY CANNABIS
Cake Pop, Miracle Alien Cookies, Snickerz
THE KIND CASTLE
Bobby Boucher, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
The 404
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops
The 64 Store
Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
The Dispo (REC)
Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Scooby Snax, Sky 600, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
The Happy Camper Palisade
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops

April 19, 2021

Big Lou’s Food Truck to help dispensaries celebrate 420 in Pueblo

Tracy Harmon, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.Fri, April 16, 2021, 7:15 PM·3 min read

Apr. 16—When the cannabis lover's 420 holiday rolls around Tuesday, two Pueblo dispensaries are celebrating with free food from Big Lou's Amazing Sandwiches and Tacos food truck.

Big Lou's, affectionately dubbed BLAST, launched in summer 2019 when Louis Torres decided he wanted to do something he is good at and be his own boss. The last year has been particularly tough for Torres, "not just because of the COVID pandemic, but I also had a couple of deaths in the family," he said.

He wasn't able to roll out the food truck as much as he wanted. The pandemic also put a halt to 420 celebrations last year, so Colorado-based marijuana cultivators Veritas Fine Cannabis wanted to do something special this year.

Veritas staff opted to organize a celebration that would be a win-win, giving Puebloans a safe way to observe the cannabis holiday and help a local food truck at the same time, knowing food truck owners also have experienced declines in revenue due to the pandemic.

Torres is grateful for the opportunity to serve up his signature homemade tacos and sandwiches.

"I am ready to go again," he said.

His BLAST food truck will be at Canna Cabinet, 2630 W. Pueblo Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 and Colorado Best Budz, 23344 Highway 50 East, Unit B, from 4 to 7 p.m.

"How it works is any customer who purchases a Veritas, Olio or Cookies product at any of the partner dispensaries during the listed serving times will receive a voucher for a free meal," Billisitz said. "Veritas is covering the cost of all the free food from the trucks, with the goal of helping these trucks make additional sales from the increased attention around 420."

Torres will serve up his Cousin Adam's Classic, named for Adam Bastardo, who ran the Chronic Steaks food truck at Fourth and Grand in Pueblo years ago, "before food trucks were a craze," Torres said.

Adam's recipe for Kalua is a Hawaiian-style smoked pork sandwich that includes coleslaw and a pineapple, orange, guava barbecue sauce on sweet Hawaiian bread.

Torres also offers his main sellers: beef, green chile chicken and Kalua pork tacos. The beef is a slow-roasted pot roast that also can be used on the beef and cheddar or French dip sandwiches.

Torres creates a green chile with chicken breast and Pueblo Chiles. He usually takes it up a notch by adding Fresno or jalapeno peppers for some extra heat.

He also "makes some really good beans" and rice to round out the meals, he said. BLAST is usually at the Cookies dispensary, 3003 W. Northern Ave., each Saturday. The 719BLAST Facebook page details other locations where he will be set up.

If he has a lull in customers, Torres will don his taco suit to draw attention to the food truck. It's a move that puts plenty of smiles on people's faces.

"People that normally won't stop see a guy in a taco suit and then say, 'Oh, I've got to stop now,'" he said with a laugh.

Torres said he developed a love of cooking during his East High School culinary arts class. He and his family moved to Pueblo after the California earthquakes of 1989 when Torres was about 5 years old.

The history of 420 is a little hazy, but according to history.com, in fall 1971, a group of high school friends got a map to a cannabis plant abandoned by a Coast Guard member who could no longer care for it. They would meet once a week to trek out to try to find it, and the meeting time was 4:20.

The article indicates while the friends never did find the plant, they coined the term 420, and it became a way for high-schoolers to discuss smoking pot without adults knowing what they were actually talking about.