Georgia Magazine - June 2018 - 42

COURTESY YUMBII

Mobile meals
Food trucks bring tasty treats to Georgia

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tarting at 11 a.m. on Thursdays,
food trucks park at 12th and
Peachtree streets in Atlanta's Midtown. Soon, office workers from the
surrounding skyscrapers line up to
order all types of food, including
deep-dish Chicago pizza (from Big
C's Chicago Kitchen, operated by
Chicago native Curt Czajkoski and
his son, Christopher); tacos (from
Yumbii); sushi (from Gekko Sushi
Hibachi); and "lángos," a deep-fried
Hungarian flatbread (from Chefs on
Wheels).
Coordinated by the Atlanta Street
Food Coalition, the gathering is one
of several in Atlanta that regularly
host a varying assortment of food
trucks during the week.

Pushcarts, food trucks and
brick-and-mortar restaurants
Food trucks are a natural progression from the food pushcarts
that sell iced treats (King of Pops and
Queen of Cream), hot dogs (Doggy
Dogg) and other quick bites.
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Often, a food truck eventually
launches a brick-and-mortar operation, but sometimes it's the reverse.
Yumbii, the oldest food truck in
Atlanta and perhaps the state, was
founded in 2010 by Carson Young.
Since establishing a reputation for excellent tacos, he has opened Yumbii
Taco Shop, a brick-and-mortar location on Peachtree Road.
Savannah's Molly MacPherson's
Scottish Pub & Grill was begun by
Scotland native Daniel Cloutier and
his wife, Debbie, who also is of Scottish descent. The operation is named
for her great-grandmother, who
owned a pub in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Today, the Cloutiers run the company's food truck, and their sons run the
pubs in downtown Savannah, Pooler
and Richmond Hill. In addition to
working at festivals and events, their
food truck feeds crowds at sites of
natural disasters and at weddings-a
trend, Daniel Cloutier notes.
Decatur-based Irish pub The Marlay House runs The Mobile Marlay, a
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COURTESY YUMBII

BY JANE F. GARVEY

Top: Yumbii, which claims to be Atlanta's
first food truck, began serving tacos to a
hungry public in 2010. Above: Yumbii's popular lunchtime meals focus on fresh-made
casual fare.

food truck that appears at the town's
beer and wine festivals. Owned by a
trio of Dublin, Ireland-born siblings,
The Mobile Marlay is famous for its
cod cakes, fish and chips, and other
pub fare.
In Carrollton, Jacob Skelton's 302
South Street restaurant launched the
302 South Street Food Truck, selling such bistro standards as burgers,
wings and nachos.
"We had to turn down some catering business because we were too
small," Skelton says. "So now [with
the truck] we can cook on-site." He
adds that his food truck is decked
out with "pretty much everything
the kitchen has, minus the fryer." AlGEORGIA MAGAZINE


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