TOP 5 DINING: FOOD TRUCKS

By Amanda Harper

 

J. Render’s BBQ

With a sandwich named the “Oh No You Didn’t”, you know this truck is unbelievable! With pulled pork and smoked mac and cheese nestled between American cheese slices and Texas toast, this grilled-to-perfection sandwich screams “Yes we did!” J. Render’s is different by design, offering dishes like the BBQ Pork or Chicken Nachos–that’s right, nachos! Lexingtonians love this truck so much that owners Ren and Gwyn Everly opened a brick and mortar location in Beaumont Centre. 

jrendersbbq.com

 

The Epic Cure

You’ll know The Epic Cure’s truck when you see it: the hip graffiti style is truly epic, and their food is just as fresh. Dedicated to locally-sourced, chef-driven cuisine, this truck offers an irreverent menu at their permanent spot outside of Al’s Bar. Past dishes have included Drunken Tots (featuring beer braised brats, peppers, onions, cheese and sour cream over a bed of tater tots) as well as some truly incredible burgers.

Instagram and Twitter: @dinecuriously


The Gastro Gnomes

Chefs Andrew Suthers and Kyle Klatka love creating seasonal, local, chef-driven menus. That focus means that their offerings are ever-changing, but always a delight. Last September, some of their menus included dishes like The Pimento BBQ Burger, Cherry Coke Waffle, Steakhouse Chicken Wings and Heath Bar Panna Cotta. Expect their menus to be perfect for their locale and deliciously indulgent.

Instagram and Twitter: @eatwelldiehappy

 

Rolling Oven

“Mobile Pizzeria” is music to local eaters’ ears. With Neopolitan-inspired wood-fired pizzas and sandwiches, the twenty-foot shipping container modified into a kitchen and made mobile boasts a delicious menu. They have traditional favorites as well as some unique concoctions, like the Bourbon BBQ Pizza, featuring shredded chicken marinated in Rolling Oven’s own sauce, red onions, provolone and mozzarella, finished with a spritz of Maker’s Mark. Rolling Oven also has a permanent home inside Mirror Twin Brewing on National Avenue.

rollingoven.com


Napa Prime Mobile 

Kitchen + Bar

Napa Prime was founded in 2013 as a gourmet burger restaurant located in Versailles, right on the Kentucky Bourbon trial. It didn’t take long for owner, Darrell Lewis, to realize he needed a mobile kitchen for weddings, corporate luncheons, cocktail receptions, bars and other private events. From local beef sliders with bacon jam to lobster and shrimp pasta, Napa Prime’s catering menu is as unique as the events they serve. Of course, you can also catch the Napa Prime truck at local events all around Lexington. A calendar of their schedule is available on their website.

napaburgerbar.com

 

 

 

 



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