Ra Ra’s: Cheesy fun

I think men who can cook are sexy! Don’t care what it is, where they do it or how long it takes. Now the taste is a matter of scrutiny and I can get a bit hostile when it comes to what goes in my mouth… 

As I argue with my friend Joe about the difference between Blue and Yellow corn tortillas, I realize that one of my favorite food truck temptations is taquitos! Rolled tacos, if you will – or “a quick delicious meal I always go for when I come across the award winning taco truck RaRa’s Surf Shack…” I talk about sexy men because Joe Boisvert, the owner of said truck, can always be found on the truck cooking away and serving these amazing little packages of love. He’s one of those guys who’s been in the business since he was a youngster, from ice-cream trucks at age 18 to fry shacks with shakes in 2022.


I imagine that’s where he developed his culinary skills that create an awesome blue corn tortilla taco, yummy nachos and tantalizing taquitos. And the extra grilling he gives to cheese overflow in his Quesadillas is magical. The funky, nostalgic graphics on the truck always draw me in as well. Joe’s empire, along with RaRa’s truck, includes Axelrod’s Fry Shack in Warwick, and a brick and mortar RaRa’s Surf Shack on Pontiac Ave, in Cranston. He’s a big burly guy with a nice smile, luminescent eyes and a fair sense of taste. As you might know, he won the Favorite Taco Award at the Motif Food Truck Awards, where you (perhaps) voted.

He’s also one of the organizers of the Ocean State Food Truck Festivals so if you’d like to TRUCK YOURSELF, check out his social media @osfoodtruckfestivals.

See Lara’s blog at to get more info, pix and maybe a recipe or 2.

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