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Food Truck
Frenzy!
From Korean and grilled cheeses to lemonades and
donuts, catch these popular food trucks cruising
around our region (be sure to check out their Facebook
pages or other social media feeds to see where they're
headed each day!):
2Dye4Que & Catering
Traditional backyard barbecue
just might taste better when
served out of this truck. 5219811, Facebook.com/2dye4que
Buddy's BBQ
North Carolina-style BBQ "with
a Franklin County twist," their
meats are smoked daily and
paired with homemade sauces,
including two with moonshine.
482-0369, Facebook.com/
buddysbbqva
Cheesesteak Factory & Jerk
House
This uniquely two-sided truck
serves authentic Jamaican
dishes and tasty cheesesteaks.
404-9368
Chef Claytor's Dream on a Plate
Southern staples like fried
chicken and meatloaf, in
addition to sandwiches and
salads, are ready to hit the
road to your event. 795-9165

is how you find your favorite food
trucks each week, menu changes
per outing are to be expected, and
running out of food happens (it's a
food truck; there are limits). Here
in Roanoke, the Ohparks say there's
been an education process, helping
people understand the unique aspects
of food truck dining.
The other thing the Ohparks
say has been both challenging and
exciting is introducing Korean fusion
fare to Roanokers. Jessica says one
of the most rewarding things she's
witnessed is recognizing the change
in customers' approach to trying new
menu items.
" When we first opened, people
would have to see others try something
before they would try it," says Jessica.
"But now, after a year of being here,

people will come and say, 'What new
thing are you making? I want to try
that.' This means so much to us."
Hanu (think Han Solo) Truck,
named after Korea's most prized
cattle breed, is the couple's expression
of love for their native roots fused
with their American upbringing.
Add Patrick's years of varied chef
experiences, and you have an haute
cuisine experience, food truck style.
Patrick begins each dish with a
Korean base, whether it's noodles
or rice bowls, rolls or steam buns.
He then combines between 10-12
ingredients and up to four different
sauces (all made from scratch) to
create Hanu's menu items.
This is where the fusion begins:
kimchee, Brussel sprouts, fish sauce,
pickled vegetables, pulled pork, soft

ABOVE, CLOCKWISE: The Hanu Truck on site at Starr Hill Brewery; the Ohparks take a quick breather;
noodle or rice bowls can include up to 10-12 ingredients.
FACING PAGE: Vegetarian options are also available with their delicious bowls.
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The Dojo Grill
This truck offers a variety
of artisan grilled cheeses,
including vegetarian options.
793-3051, Facebook.com/
dojogrill
Fork in the Road Food Truck
The tastes you love from Fork
in the Alley (and Market), now
available in food truck form.
526-6363, Facebook.com/
roadfork
The Lick BBQ & Company
Award-winning smoked
BBQ, signature sauces and
homemade sides - what's not
to love? 857-8968, Facebook.
com/thelickbbqcompany
Mama Crockett's Cider Donuts
This crew makes fresh apple
cider donuts with every order.
Get a dozen for the office
(or yourself, we don't judge!).
Facebook.com/mamacrocketts
Master Sergeant BBQ
A 31-year career Army veteran
brings his South Carolinastyle BBQ skills to us with ribs,
chicken, pulled pork, sides and
more. 218-6714, Facebook.com/
MSGBBQ

Mountain Grille
A hefty menu offers something
for everyone, including
burgers, cheesesteaks, chili
cheese fries and even fried
pickle spears. 537-6904,
Facebook.com/usandmg
Rick's Wrap It Up
Cheesesteaks, gourmet
burgers and chicken with lowcarb tortillas. Vegan options
are also included. Rick.
neifert@gmail.com
Rock & Roll Diner
Their brick and mortar location
serves up plenty of fanfare like
wings, tacos and sandwiches,
while their truck hosts
an award-winning burger.
595-7625, Facebook.com/
RockandRollDinerRoanoke
Stacey's Grill 2 Go
Options like stuffed or
California grilled cheese,
burgers and quesadillas are
a modern twist on classic
favorites. 309-4126, Facebook.
com/staceysgrill2go
Taco Riendo
Authentic Mexican food such
as sopes, tortas, tacos, burritos
and more will tickle your
tastebuds. 336-682-7089
Taqueria Express
Carne asade, yuca con
chicharron and pupusas are
a small sampling of this
truck's delicious dishes.
235-4370, Facebook.com/
taqueriaexpress01
Taqueria Rosita
Traditional Honduran, Mexican
and Salvadoran dishes might
have you chasing this truck
down for more. 519-3751,
Facebook.com/rosita.taqueria
Thai This Food Truck
Authentic Thai food includes
spicy pork rice bowls,
green curry and pad thai.
200-9266, Facebook.com/
Thaithisfoodtruck
Wake & Bacon
This rotating menu includes
paninis, avocado fries, spring
rolls and, of course, bacon!
597-0414, Facebook.com/
WakeAndBaconVA

Did we miss a food truck, or perhaps a new one is
hitting the road soon? Let us know so we can add it
to our list! Email editor Liz Long at
llong@theroanoker.com.

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