roots food truck Saturday charlotte

Breakfast at the Mill

Good Morning Everyone!

We will be at the Atherton Mill Farmer’s Market today from 8:30 til Noonish serving up some delicious breakfast.  What a great way to kick off your weekend! If I wasn’t cooking breakfast in the truck I would be going to the truck to eat anyway.  While you are reading this menu below picture yourself sitting at a table inside the market, waiting for your coffee, maybe scanning your phone but mostly people watching, thinking, “do I want to order from the truck first or do I want to do a lap around the market first?”  Then someone walks by you with a plate of Juevos Ranchers and you can see the steam and smell the jalapenos and your mind is made up…..food first!   We still get a lot of folks that come to the truck and say, “I didn’t even know this place existed!”, and for you folks here is my theory on a great way to navigate Atherton, a recipe so to speak.  Once you get to the market order your coffee first, then take a lap around the market, just to get the lay of the land.  Come back to the coffee counter and grab your java, head out to the truck and grab your breakfast, then sit at a table and plan which farmers and artisans you are going to visit.

 Breakfast at the Mill

 Roots Hash

 Roasted sweet potatoes, potatoes, sautéed onions and garlic with fresh herbs, roasted tomato gravy and free range fried egg

 Juevos Rancheros

 Scrambled eggs, chili con carne, shredded, cheese, jalapenos

 Southern Benny

 Sweet potato biscuit, wilted greens, caramelized onions, poached egg and vegetarian Cajun gravy

 Baked Apple Crisp

 Sliced apples, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and brown sugar, oat streusel

Sweet Potato Bacon French Toast

 House made sweet potato bacon bread, with spiced apple maple syrup

 See you at the truck!

Craig

Is it Beer Thirty Yet?

Beet Burger

Ready to celebrate it being Friday AND sunny? Come join us at Sycamore Brewing tonight for some amazing beer, food, and live music by Pluto for Planet! We’ll be there from 4pm-9pm or so. And then plan to start your Saturday with a hearty Roots breakfast at Atherton Market.

Sycamore Brewing Menu

Fried North Carolina Trout Taco

Local Kale Slaw, House made Remoulade, Corn or Flour Tortillas

Grilled Carnitas Wrap

With fresh greens, Korean barbecue sauce, ginger and pickled carrots

Roots Recipe Black Bean Burger

Served on fresh greens with Cloister honey and Sriracha aioli

Roasted Tomato Bisque

Topped with cheddar croutons

Grilled free range chicken skewers

with spicy bourbon maple glaze

Nachos con Carne

House made queso, chili con carne, pickled jalapenos

Blake and Andrea hope to see your beautiful faces tonight! 

brisket

TGIF

Good Morning,

Today we will be on the 4th floor of the Duke Energy Center. So if you are one of the many lucky employees who get to work in that beautiful building; come visit us on the 4th floor. We will be serving 11:30-1:30pm. If you don’t have cash, don’t worry we take card also! We will be at Sycamore Brewing tonight and Atherton Market tomorrow morning. Check back for those menus. Have a great weekend!

House Smoked Brisket Sandwich

Painted Hills Farm’s grass fed beef brisket smoked and slow cooked in molasses barbecue sauce topped with apple kale slaw

Asian Chicken Wrap

Poultry Junction Farm’s free range chicken, fresh greens, quick pickled purple cabbage and carrots with a soy sesame lime dressing

Roots Recipe Black Bean Burger

Served on fresh greens with Cloister Honey and Siracha aioli, fresh herb salad

Roasted Tomato Bisque

Served with cheesed bread

Green Salad

Cucumber, red onion, fresh mint, black pepper beet vinaigrette

Smoked Jalapeno and Sweet Potato Gratin

Sliced sweet potatoes and smoked jalapenos topped with parmesan cheese and baked until soft inside and crispy on top

meat

Pre Friday Is Here

Good Morning,

Today we will be uptown across from the Duke Energy Center as well as Innovation Park off of IBM drive.  Craig spent a good amount of time smoking the brisket and it smells pretty amazing! The food truck shouldn’t be hard to find today with all of the amazing smells coming from it. Tomorrow we will be back on the 4th floor in the Duke Energy Center as well as at Sycamore Brew tomorrow night. And of course, breakfast at Atherton Market. There are many opportunities to eat our great food over the next few days.

Uptown

House Smoked Brisket

Painted Hills cedar, mesquite, and apple smoked beef brisket, kale ginger slaw, and a molasses bbq sauce

Fajita Chicken Wrap

Cumin and lime marinated roasted chicken, with black bean pico de gallo, fresh greens and queso fresco

Roots Roasted Veggie Wrap

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, Yukon gold potatoes with caramelized peppers and onions, soy, sesame, fresh greens and a sriracha aioli in a sundried tomato wrap

Roasted Veggie Salad

Green Salad, roasted veggies, roasted red pepper and smoked jalapeño vinaigrette

Southern Chili

Local sausage, black beans a hint of Aleppo peppers and smoked sea salt

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Innovation Park

Pork Hoagie

Korean BBQ style pork, with pickles carrots, greens, chopped cilantro, and cucumber on a soft roll

Fried Trout Sammy

Fried trout, greens, creamy tartar sauce on kaiser roll

Fajita Chicken Tostada

Fajita Chicken, rice, Aleppo black bean pico de gallo and queso fresco, between 2 crispy corn tortillas

Roasted Veggie Tacos

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, Yukon gold potatoes with caramelized peppers and onions, soy sesame, organic greens and a sriracha aioli in two flour tortillas

Roasted Veggie Salad

Green Salad, roasted veggies, roasted red pepper and smoked jalapeño vinaigrette

Southern Chili

Local sausage, black beans a hint of Aleppo peppers and smoked sea salt

See you at the cart,

Craig

sesame sweet pot taco

Taco Day in two locations

Good Morning,

Today we will be in two locations with tacos! We will be uptown across from the Duke Energy Center as well as at Europa Sports. The newest cooking class schedule has been posted to our website for February and March. These are a lot of fun and make a great gift. If you don’t see a cooking class that you would like to attend then we can do private cooking classes as well where you get to pick the topic. We even offer a competition style cooking class that is fun as well as a great team building activity. Check them out here: http://rootsfarmfood.com/cookingclasses/

Taco Day Menu

Taco Cubano

Slow cooked pulled pork, sliced ham, house made pickles, house made cider Dijon mustard, and shredded provolone cheese

Roasted Chicken Taco

Marinated, grilled, roasted free range local chicken topped with sweet corn and peach pico de gallo and fresh lime zest

North Carolina Trout Taco

Crispy fried NC trout topped with ginger kale slaw

Sesame Sweet Potato Taco

Sesame roasted local sweet potatoes, toasted sesame seeds, sweet bell pepper, Siracha aioli, fresh basil and cilantro

Southern Chili

Ground Local Pork, Red and White Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Jalapenos and Topped with Shredded Cheese, and Toasted Bread

Baked Black Beans

Caramelized onions, aleppo peppers, roasted garlic, melted cheese

Fresh Herb Pulao

Indian rice dish spiced with fresh tumeric, ginger, basil, bay leaf, cilantro and parsley

See you at the cart,

Craig

Corporate Catering

Hot Southern Chili Today!

Good Morning,

Today we will be outside of Grinnel Waterworks building at 1435 W. Morehead St parked on the Bryant St side. This is a new spot for us so pass the word along to anyone in that area that may want to try our food truck! We still have tickets for the Por Amor dinner on February 13th. Email us at rootsfarmfood@gmail.com for some more information and to purchase tickets. Our newest cooking class schedule will also be posted to our website (www.rootsfarmfood.com) soon! These make fun gifts for friends!

FreeMoreWest Menu

Roots Cuban

Slow cooked pulled pork, sliced ham, house made pickles, house made cider Dijon mustard, and melted provolone cheese

$7.00

Briskotti Sammy

Fall apart beef brisket, creamy goat cheese chimichurri spread, fresh greens, and cilantro

$7.00

Chicken Ranchero Tacos

Free range chicken grilled and simmered in ranchero sauce, topped with sweet corn peach pico de gallo, and queso fresco

2 for $7

Root Veggie Wrap

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, white sweet potatoes, fresh herbs, shaved red onion, and ginger garlic aioli

Southern Chili

Ground Local Pork, Red and White Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Jalapenos and Topped with Shredded Cheese, and Toasted Bread

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Local Broccoli, Carrots, Caramelized Onions, and Potatoes in a Creamy Broth with Cheddar Cheese, and Grilled Bread

Butternut Squash Gratin

Sliced Butternut Squash, Cream, Parmesan and Fennel

Sugar Cookie

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

See you at the cart,

Craig

roots catering charlotte

Rain, Rain Go Away

Hey Everyone!

It is going to be rainy and gross and cold, but don’t worry the Atherton Mill Farmer’s Market is inside, and you can sit inside!  Kyle will be in the truck making some amazing food for you.  Going to breakfast in the morning at Roots is a great start to both kinds of rainy Saturdays…..a fantastic lazy Saturday started with breakfast at the food truck and 50% scrolling through the same movies again and again and 50% actually watching a movie on Netflix OR….. the kind of Saturday where you get breakfast, and go home and do a bunch of inside projects that you have been meaning to forever….and maybe a puzzle who knows?  

 

Breakfast at the Mill

Roots Hash

Local Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, and Caramelized Onions topped with a Free Range Fried Egg and Roasted Tomato Gravy

Soul Warming Breakfast Plate

Bacon Jalapeno Grit Cake, Poached Egg, Roasted Tomato Gravy and Wilted Kale

Bacon Sweet Potato Bread French Toast

We made our own sweet potato bacon bread, dipped in French toast batter and topped with spiced apple maple syrup

Apple Streusel

Local Apples, Oat Streusel Topping…..debatable whether it is dessert or breakfast but man does it sound good with a coffee from Not Just Coffee

roots catering wedding

Rain or Shine

Tonight we will be at Sycamore Brewing start at 4:30pm.  Stop in for some great local beer and good local food.  Check back in the morning for the breakfast menu!

Sycamore Brewing Menu

 

Southern Chili 

Ground Local Pork, Red and White Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Jalapenos and Topped with Shredded Cheese, and Toasted Bread 

Broccoli Cheddar Soup 

Local Broccoli, Carrots, Caramelized Onions, and Potatoes in a Creamy Broth with Cheddar Cheese, and Grilled Bread 

Coconut Curry Veggie Wrap 

Roaste Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, and Bell Peppers with our Yellow Coconut Curry Sauce and Fresh Greens 

Asian Chicken Wrap 

Korean Barbecue Chicken, Fresh Greens, Quick Pickled Veggies, Fresh Ginger and Cilantro 

Arancinis 

Fried Risotto Balls with Creamy Garlic Dipping Sauce 

Poutin 

Bacon Gravy, Fries, Cheese, Parsley…..yep

See you at the cart,

Craig

swt potato bacon bread

Three Weeks Until Valentine’s Day

Has winter finally arrived? I hope so because the sooner it gets here, the sooner spring will come.  It sure is a perfect day for soup. For those of you that work in the Duke Energy Center, we will be on the 4th floor today serving up some soups and other comfort foods. If you do not have Valentine’s Day plans yet, then we can help you with that as well. Our Por Amor dinner will be on February 13th in a secret (uptown) location with a surprise menu.  This was a fun event last year with a great turnout and we are expecting the same thing for this year. Email us for details. Tickets are $80 a person plus tax and let us know your dietary restrictions beforehand and we will absolutely accommodate.

Tonight we will be at Sycamore Brewing as well as breakfast at Atherton Market Saturday morning.

Korean BBQ Chicken Wrap

Ginger Slaw and Korean Barbecued Free Range Local Chicken

Beet Burger

Roasted beets and sweet potatoes pureed together and seared, served over fresh greens with black pepper aioli

Italian Sausage and Angel Hair

Italian sausage and roasted mushroom ragu, parmesan cheese, fresh oregano

New England Clam Chowder

Steamed clams, potatoes, bacon, cream

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Local broccoli, carrots, caramelized onions, potatoes, topped with shredded cheddar

Fresh Green Salad

Arugula, Baby Kale, Radish, Bell Pepper, Simple Vinaigrette

Stay Warm,

Craig

Where’s Waldo? Or the Roots truck…

Uptown Truck

People often ask us where we park our food trucks throughout the week. Check out our current locations HERE. We’ve noticed numerous loyal customers drive out of their way just to see us…and get some good local food of course! Thank you for your continued support, even on those cold rainy days.

Today we will be in 2 locations, both Innovation Park and Uptown at S. Tryon & Levine Ave of the Arts. Below is the menu for today! Hope to see your hangry faces at one of the spots!

The Banh Mi

Asian barbecued pork with pickled local carrots, shaved cabbage and radish, cilantro and jalapeno

Roasted Free Range Chicken Burrito

Free range chicken, fresh pico de gallo, shredded cheese, seasoned rice, fresh greens, wrapped up and grilled

Roasted Beet Burger

Roasted local beets, blended with white rice, a little sweet potato, herbs and spices, and topped with roasted garlic black pepper aioli, served over greens or on a bun, your call.

Coconut Curry Veggie

Root’s recipe yellow curry sauce, roasted local root veggies, arugula, baby kale, and fresh grated turmeric and ginger

Fresh Green Salad

Mixed baby kale, local arugula, shaved carrots, red onion, and black pepper oregano vinaigrette

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Local broccoli, local carrots, caramelized onions, garlic, fresh cream and roasted butternut squash topped with shredded cheddar