roots food truck friday lunch

Autumn Breakfast at Atherton Mill

Happy Friday!

The truck will not be at Atherton Market for lunch today but we will be there tomorrow morning serving breakfast from 8:30am-12:30pm. Come on out and grab some grub before you start watching football or doing your Saturday errands! 

Breakfast Menu

Autumn Hash

Roasted Butternut Squash, Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Turnips with a touch of fall spice, roasted garlic and caramelized onions, topped with fried egg and heirloom tomato gravy

Breakfast Burrito

Roasted Veggies, Black Beans, Bell Peppers, Onions, Siracha Sour Cream and Scrambled Egg

Add Windy Hill Farm’s Sausage

Butternut Squash and Chorizo Frittata

Topped with Cilantro Aioli and Fresh Orange Zest

Apple French Toast Brulee

Apple Bread, Cooked French Toast style with crunchy sugar coating and cinnamon apple syrup

See you at the truck!

Craig

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Who doesn’t love mac and cheese?

Good Morning!

Both trucks will be going out today with one serving lunch at 3rd & Tryon and the other serving lunch at Innovation Park. For Innovation we will be parked on IMB drive right past Neal Road. Both trucks will be there from 11:30am-1:30pm. Don’t let the cloudy sky scare you away from delicious food.

See you at the cart, Craig

Thursday’s Menu Innovation

Chicken Philly $7.00

Free Range Local Chicken with Sautéed Peppers and Onions and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Sloppy Joe” $7.00

Pasture Raised Local Ground Pork with Sweet and Tangy Sauce and House made Pickles

Southern Quesadilla $7.00

Pulled Pork, Black Beans, Jalapenos, and Melted Cheese with Cilantro Sour Cream

Grilled Veggie Wrap $6.00

Grilled Squash and Zucchini with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Greens, and Creamy Herb Dressing

Fried NC Trout Po’ Boy $7.00

Fried NC trout with, Spicy Pickle Remoulade and Crisp Lettuce

Sides

Mixed Green Salad $2.00

Baby Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Creamy Herb Dressing

Fried Squash $3.00

Beer Battered Fried Local Squash with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Pickled Okra $3.00

House pickled local okra from Barbee Farm

Mac and Cheese $2.00

Home style Baked mac and cheese with fresh herbs and bread crumbs

Thursday 3rd and Tryon Menu

 

Chicken Philly $7.00

Free Range Local Chicken with Sautéed Peppers and Onions and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Sloppy Joe” $7.00

Pasture Raised Local Ground Pork with Sweet and Tangy Sauce and House made Pickles

Grilled Veggie Wrap $6.00

Grilled Squash and Zucchini with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Greens, and Creamy Herb Dressing

Sides

Mixed Green Salad $2.00

Baby Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Creamy Herb Dressing

Pickled Okra $3.00

House pickled local okra from Barbee Farm

Mac and Cheese $2.00

Home style Baked mac and cheese with fresh herbs and bread crumbs

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Taco Day Challenge Winner – Veggie Lovin’

Good Morning,

I am loving the Taco Day Challenge entries this week. Today’s winner was the Veggie Lovin’ Taco with one of my favorite parts about this taco being the fried zucchini straws. Reminds me of french fries but better! Don’t forget that every Monday you can post on our Facebook page or Twitter the taco you want us to put on the menu. Today the truck will be out at 3rd & Tryon from 11:30am-1:30pm. Tomorrow you can find us at Innovation Park and 3& Tryon. We are parked right in front of the buildings at entrance #8.

On Monday of this week we had the opportunity to visit Lucky Clays. If you have not been there or are having an upcoming party or corporate event this is the place to have it. Just check out their website and you will be amazed. After an afternoon of meeting the owners and completing a tasting we are now on their preferred caterers list and can’t wait to provide catering for our first event there.

Next week is our One Pot Meals Class for those who are interested. This is a perfect time to hone your skills with the crock pot and learn some new tips and techniques to making easy fall meals. If you would like to sign up please send us an email to rootsfarmfood@gmail.com.

 Taco Day Wednesday

 Veggie Lovin’ Taco – Taco Day Challenge Winner

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Sweet Bell Pepper, Fried Zucchini Straws and Fresh Herb Aioli

 Free Range Roasted Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Farm’s Free Range Roasted Chicken Simmered in Our House Made Spiced Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce and Topped with Local Marinated Kale, and Saigon Cinnamon (Savory Spice Shop)

 Spicy Chorizo Taco

Windy Hill Farm’s Pasture Raised Pork Chorizo Sausage with Barbee Farm’s Heirloom Tomato and Sweet Baby Watermelon Pico

 Fish Tacos

NC Fresh Water Trout, crispy fried and topped with Remoulade Sauce and Purple Dilly Bean Salad

 Sides

Local Muscadine and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

 Chimichurri Rice

Smoked Chili Roasted Local Root Veggies with Melted Cheese

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Breakfast at the Mill

Good Morning,

 The truck will not be at Atherton Market today for lunch but we will be there tomorrow morning to serve breakfast from 8:30am-12:30pm. Next week the truck will be back on its regular schedule with lunch at 3rd & Tryon on Wednesday and Thursday. We will also be back for a second week of lunch at Innovation Park on Thursday as well. If you haven’t noticed we added 2 cooking classes to the fall schedule with One Pot Meals on Thursday, September 25th and Tuesday October 14th. This a great class to prep for the fall and winter weather and learn new ways to use your crockpot or stockpot at home!

 Breakfast at the Mill

 Roots Hash

Butternut Squash, Turnips, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Spiced Tomato Gravy and Fried Egg

 Juevos Rancheros

Windy Hill Farm’s Chorizo, Roasted Root Veggies, Black Beans, Creamy Queso, Corn of Flour Tortilla

 Veggie Benny

Fried Potato Cake, Wilted Kale, Fried Egg and Caramlized Onion Aioli

 Apple Butter Cinnamon Roll

Homemade Apple Butter and Cinnamon Roll with Saigon Cinnamon

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Thursday’s Menu – 2 Locations Today!

Good Morning,

We’re glad to see some sun shining this morning! Both trucks will be going out today with one serving lunch at 3rd & Tryon and the other serving lunch at Innovation Park. For Innovation we will be parked on IMB drive right past Neal Road. Both trucks will be there from 11:30am-1:30pm.  We will also be taking the truck to the Southend Trading Co tonight for the Revolve, traveling gallery from 6-9pm.

 Thursday’s Menu

 Chicken Wrap

Curried Chicken Salad, Scuppernongs, Muscadines and Cherry Tomatoes

 Fried Trout Po Boy

Fried Trout, Apple Kale Slaw, Remoulade and Greens on Amoroso Roll

 Chimichurri Roja

Braised Steak, creamy Goat Cheese Amarillo, Cilantro, sliced Tomatoes, served on an Amorosa Roll

 Cuban

Housemade Ham, Pulled Pork, Whole Grain Mustard Aioli, Swiss Cheese, Pickles served on Ciabatta Bread

 Thai Curry Veggie Wrap

Fire Roasted Veggies, Greens, Sweet Thai Curry Sauce

 Sides

Cucumber Salad

 Late Summer Salad

Fresh Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Sunchokes, Cucumbers and Herb Vinaigrette

 Innovation Park Menu (Lunch)

 Chorizo Taco

With Black Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar and San Marzano Roasted Tomatoes

 Pulled Pork Taco

With Marinated Kale, red onion, sunchoke and apple slaw

 Roasted Jerk Chicken Taco

Heirloom cherry, cucumber and smoke habanero

 Root Veggie Mole Taco

With Organic Greens and Caramelized Onion Aioli

 Sides

Smoked Jalapeño BBQ Black Beans

 Sweet Chili Basmati Rice

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Taco Day!

Good Morning,

We will be serving tacos at 3rd & Tryon and will also be adding a new location at Innovation Park off of Harris Blvd. Many of you have asked if we have a spot up north a bit and we are going to try out this one to see how it goes. We will start to serve at Innovation every Thursday from 11:30-1:30pm.  The truck will be setup on IBM Drive towards the far entrance, right past Neal Road. This week’s Taco Day Challenge winner is the Root Veggie Mole Taco. For a picture of the winning taco check out our website or Facebook page.

We also got a big batch of Sunchokes in this week and decided to put them on the pulled pork taco. Sunchokes help to regulate blood sugar and also are very good for digestion as it contains prebiotic properties and vitamin C. Their crunchy and refreshing too!

 Wednesday Taco Day

 Chorizo Taco

With Black Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar and San Marzano Roasted Tomatoes

 Pulled Pork Taco

With Marinated Kale, Red Onion and Sunchoke and Apple Slaw

 Roasted Jerk Chicken Taco

With Smoked Habanero and Sweet Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes

 Root Veggie Mole Taco

With Organic Greens and Caramelized Onion Aioli

 Sides

Smoked Jalapeño BBQ Black Beans

 Sweet Chili Basmati Rice

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Breakfast at the Mill

Hello!

Here is a sneak peek at the breakfast menu for tomorrow at Atherton Mill. There are so many great dishes this week with lots of local vendors including Barbee Farm’s, Bell’s Best and Bertie County and Windy Hill. How does one choose?!

 Breakfast at the Mill

 Butternut Squash and Smoked Chili Frittata $7

Barbee Farm’s Roasted Squash, red Bliss Potatoes, Diced Tomatoes, Smoked Cubanelles and Habaneros with Shredded Cheddar and Grilled Tomato

 Roots Hash $7

Butternut Sqaush, Red Skin Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Bell Peppers and Garlic, topped with  Fried Egg and Roasted Tomato Gravy

 Southern Breakfast Burrito $7

Chopped Smoked Pork, Scrambled Egg, Fresh Greens and Cilantro Cheese Sauce

 Mini Braeburn Apple Strudels $3

Filled with House Made Granola, NC Mountain Braeburn Apples and topped with Whiskey Apple Chutney

 Fresh Made Biscuits $5

With your choice of NC Muscadine Jelly and Bertie County Peanut Butter or Cajun Sausage Gravy

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Lunch at Atherton Market

Good Morning,

Today we are in the kitchen prepping for lunch at Atherton market and this weekend’s activities. You can catch us at the market from 11:30-1:30pm today.  For tomorrow the truck will be at the market for breakfast as well as parked at the Levine Avenue of the Arts for lunch. For the remainder of the weekend don’t forget to check our website or Facebook page for a full menu for each event and where we will be. Have a great weekend if we don’t see you.

 Friday’s Menu

 Chimmichuri Roja Wrap

Grilled Flank Steak marinated in Chimmichuri Roja, topped with Organic Greens, Cilantro, Goat Cheese Amarillo on a toasted bolio roll

 Cuban

18 Hour Pulled Pork, Country Ham, House Made Pickles, Spicy Brown Mustard Aioli and melted Swiss Cheese

 Ranchero Chicken Tacos

Windy Hills Roasted Chicken in a zesty Ranchero Sauce with Greens and Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salsa Fresco

 Trout Po Boy

NC Farm Trout, Greens, spicy Remoulade and Braeburn Apple Slaw

 Thai Veggie Wrap

 Sides

Cucumber Salad

 Late Summer  Salad

Organic Greens, braeburn apples, cherry tomatoes, and warm bacon and roasted shallot vinaigrette

 Thai Curry Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Thursday, September 4th Menu

Good Morning,

 Today we will be taking the truck to 3rd & Tryon for lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm. We have a busy weekend coming up starting tomorrow.  You can catch us at Atherton market on Friday and Saturday. We will also be parked on the Levine Avenue of the Arts for the Art Council trade show on Saturday from 11am-2:30pm. On Sunday the truck will be at Mosaic church for breakfast and lunch. If you already attend that church then plan on a warm, hearty breakfast and lunch after service. As always our schedule will be posted on our website and Facebook page. We will see you soon for lunch!

 Thursday’s Menu

 Chimmichuri Roja

Grilled Flank Steak marinated in Chimmichuri Roja, topped with Organic Greens, Cilantro, Goat Cheese Amarillo on a toasted Bolio Roll

 Cuban

18 Hour Pulled Pork, Country Ham, House Made Pickles, Spicy Brown Mustard Aioli and melted Swiss Cheese

 Ranchero Chicken Wrap

Windy Hills roasted Chicken in a zesty Ranchero Sauce with Greens and Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salsa Fresco

 Trout Po Boy

NC Farm Trout, Greens, Spicy Remoulade and Braeburn Apple Slaw

 Thai Curry veggie wrap

Fire Roasted Zucchini, Squash and Carrots, Organic Greens and Thai Curry Sauce

 Sides

Cucumber Salad

 Late Summer Salad

Organic Greens, Braeburn Apples, Cherry Tomatoes, and warm Bacon and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

 Fire Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

 See you at the Cart!

 Craig

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Taco Challenge Winner – Caprese Taco!

Good Morning,

Today we are bringing out both food trucks. We will be uptown at 3rd and Tryon for taco day as well as down in Fort Mill at the Wells Fargo office from 11:30am-1:30pm. This week’s Taco Day Challenge winner has taken a vegetarian flare with the Caprese taco. For the remainder of the week you can find us at 3rd & Tryon tomorrow and then Atherton Market on Friday and Saturday.

This weekend we will also be uptown at the Art and Science Cultural Education Fair parked on the Levine Avenue of the Arts. The event is from 11am-2:30pm. There will be lots of great food available as well as a free trade show that will offer the opportunity to meet many of the teaching artists and cultural providers for Mecklenburg schools.

 Wednesday Taco Day

 2 for $7 or 3 for $10

 Caprese Taco – Taco Day Challenge Winner!

Basil and Mint Marinated Heirloom Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Croutons, Grated Mozzarella and White Truffle Balsamic Aioli

 Grilled Chicken Taco

Jalapeno Barbecue Marinated Grilled Chicken with Barbee Farm’s Heirloom Tomato and Sweet Baby Melon Salsa and Queso Fresco

 Gyro Taco

Seared lamb, San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Cucumber and house made Herbed Tzatziki

 NC Fried Trout

Corn meal crusted NC Trout topped with Mountain Apple and Kale Slaw and Ginger Remoulade

 Sides

Oscar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale and Honey Braised Black Beans

 Sofrito Rice

 See you at the Cart!

Craig