Sycamore’s got it goin’ on…

We’re getting ready for another wonderful night in the neighborhood, at Sycamore Brewing! Live music, Roots food, cold beer or wine….what’s not to love? Reward yourself, you’ve been working hard all week. Check out your list of dinner options below.

Let us make you breakfast tomorrow morning! We’ll be at Wedgewood Farmers Market from 9am-12pm. It’s right at the corner of Tyvola and Wedgewood. The menu will be posted in the morning, but don’t worry, it’s always a good one!

Sycamore Menu, 5pm-9pm


Add chicken 

Black bean, sweet corn and heirloom tomato pico, queso and cilantro

Fish Taco

Panko crusted tuna with a creamy rainbow Chard and tatsoi slaw, Chioggia beets

Chicken Taco 

Roasted chicken with heirloom tomato, black bean and sweet corn pico


Spanish Bruschetta 

Fresh mozzarella cheese, queso fresco, heirloom tomatoes, red onions and basil and balsamic glaze on toasted baguettes

 Local Cucumber Salad 

Sliced Rowland’s Row cucumber mix with fresh herbs and a simple vinaigrette


Chickpea falafels with artichoke and cucumber tzatziki

 Mac Bites 

Fried creamy mac bites topped with sriracha

 Peel and Eat Shrimp 

Local NC Shrimp with cocktail sauce

Miss Vickie’s Chips 

cheersing to friday,



Celebrate Good Times!

Hey hey hey…it’s Friday! Lucky for you peeps that work inside the Duke building, you don’t have to leave the a/c to get Roots for lunch today. We’ll be there on the 4th floor ready to feed your Friday face. Whatever that means.

Tonight we’ll be out at Sycamore Brewing, serving up food and listening to live music by Hunter’s Travesty! You should definitely plan to come through. Or if you have to get home, and don’t feel like cooking anything because you don’t want your house or you to get 1 degree warmer, stop by and grab something to go! Look out for that menu later on today.

Duke Lunch Menu
Roots Buffalo Chicken Salad
Roasted chicken with red onion, cucumber, garlic scape and a buffalo garlic aioli on Nova’s French Loaf bread or over Greens
Smoked Pork Taco
Pork Marinated in peaches and bourbon with rainbow chard and tatsoi slaw topped with local peaches
Chicken Gyro 
Roasted chicken with greens, cucumbers, tomatoes and a garlic tzatziki
Heirloom Tomato Sammie
Rowlands Row Heirloom tomatoes, greens and a garlic herb aioli on toasted Nova’s bread
Cucumber Salad 
Green Salad
Beets, cukes, peaches, and sweet onion and scape vinaigrette
friday smilin’,

Back Uptown Today!

Yesterday was a great, busy taco day! Sorry if we ran out of pork belly and fish before you got to our truck. It made us smile to see a crowd of people eating our freezer pops in the hot sun. I was having flashbacks to days of T-ball games and field day (with a slightly different dress code). Well lucky for you we still have some left, so we’ll be bringing the coldness back today to refresh you again!

We just updated our events page, so be sure to take a minute and check it out. There are some fun events we get to be a part of in the next few weeks!

Uptown Lunch Menu (Across from Duke building)


Marinated grilled chicken, local kale, and green cabbage dressing in a creamy bacon herb vinaigrette and wrapped up in a whole grain tortilla with fresh greens and sliced heirloom tomatoes

Sweet Peach and Bourbon BBQ

Grilled and slow cooked pork shoulder with sweet peach and bourbon, with Rowland’s Row rainbow chard and kohlrabi slaw

Grilled Chicken Salad

Fresh sliced heirloom tomatoes, house made chicken salad, either over fresh greens or on soft Nova’s French bread

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Black pepper and herb aioli, fresh greens, and sliced heirloom tomatoes from Rowland’s Row

Cucumber Salad

Marinated local cucumbers, fresh herbs, banana peppers, shaved red onion, and red wine vinaigrette

Fresh Green Salad

Fresh greens, sliced cucumbers, shaved chioga beets, fresh mint and spring onion vinaigrette

Fresh Fruit

Ripe peaches and blueberries…..perfect on a hot day

keep truckin’ the heatwave,


Free Coldness Today!

That’s right hot folks! We’re giving away freeze pops today at lunch to help combat the heat. Where I grew up they were Otter Pops, so if you know what I’m talking about you’ll get a high five today. Come see us across from the Duke building, we’ll be ready with tacos and coldness for you.

Looking ahead to the next couple of days for lunch, we’ll be back uptown tomorrow (same spot) and then inside the Duke building (4th floor) on Friday.

Taco Day

Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna Taco

Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna, Quick Fried and topped with Heirloom Carrot, Arugula, and Peach Salad

Seared Pork Belly

Local pork belly, slow cooked and seared until crispy, topped with a tatsoi and kohlrabi slaw, fresh orange zest, and baby fennel fronds

Marinated Grilled Chicken Taco

Topped with creamy cool and crunchy bacon kale slaw

Taco Fresco

Fresh local raw veggies, cucumber, radish, spring onion, heirloom, carrot, kale, and cabbage topped with garlic scape goat cheese


Black Bean Salad

Black beans, cucumbers, spring onion, heirloom tomato, and sweet chili vinaigrette

Cucumber Salad

Sliced Rowland’s Row cucumber mix with fresh herbs, banana peppers and a simple vinaigrette


They are not local, gourmet, or organic, but they are DELICIOUS and ICE COLD!

thinking cold thoughts,


Hot Tuesday

It’s Tuesday! So that means we’ll be serving up lunch at Innovation Park (Central Park side) Take a break from that air-conditioned cubicle and come enjoy the sun! Don’t worry “Uptowners”, we’ll be there for Taco Day tomorrow across from the Duke building.

Here are your scrumptious lunch options for today!

Innovation Park Menu

Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap

Grilled Chicken, Crisp Celery and Red Onion, Dijon Mayo, Fresh Greens and Crunchy Potato Chips

Cold Turkey

Sliced Roasted Turkey Cold Cut, Creamy Goat Cheese Spread, Marinated Local Cucumbers, and Fresh Greens

Black Bean Burger

Seared House Made Black Bean Burger on a Toasted Roll with Heirloom Tomato Salsa and Cilantro Sour Cream


Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Pimiento……Grilled

Pulled Pork Taco

Braised and smoked pulled pork with Texas style BBQ sauce, Cool Crisp Summer Slaw


Local Cucumber Salad

Sliced Local Cucumbers in a Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad

Bell Pepper, Radish, Peaches, Cucumbers, Red Wine Vinegar

Fruit Cup

Local Blueberries and Local Peaches

keep on truckin,



Time to wake up and hear the birds chirping and smell the fresh cut grass (because you know your neighbors woke up earlier than you to cut the grass).

This morning we will be at Wedgewood Farmers Market. There are a lot of fun things going on there today for the whole family. Check out their Facebook page and give them a “like“. Each week we try to improve a little bit so if you have any suggestions just let us know!

We will be serving the following:

Breakfast at Wedgewood Market

South Carolina Peach Pancakes

Peach Pancakes made with a touch of Grenada Nutmeg and topped with Local Sourwood Honey and

Orange Syrup

Heirloom Tomato Breakfast Sammy

Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbed Black Pepper Aioli, Fresh Greens, and Free Range Fried Egg on Nova’s

French Bread

Baked Omelet

Local Kale, Caramelized Local Spring Onion, and Pepper Jack cheese Baked Together with Free Range

Local Eggs

You Call It

You get the choice of meat, type of egg, and type of bread and we automatically give you some

breakfast potatoes.


Bacon or Sausage

Fried or Scrambled

Toast or Biscuit

Other Cool Stuff

Spicy Sausage Drop Biscuits

Sweet Blueberry Bars Made with Local Blueberries

Lemon Ginger Pickles

Made with Local Cucumbers

Meats From

Windy Hill Farm

New London, NC


Orange Juice, Flavored Water, Water, Hot Coffee, Cold Brew Coffee

Sycamore Tonight!

We’ll be at Sycamore Brewing tonight with this tasty menu! Hope to see you there.

Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna Tacos-$4

Topped with creamy cool cucumber lemon slaw

Blueberry Mint Popsicle-$3

Local blueberries, fresh herbs and a little cucumber puree

Southern Squash Samosas- 3 for $6

A somosa is basically an empanada with a thinner dough, filled with lightly curried local squash and served with creamy garlic dressing


House fried corn chips, creamy queso, and sungold pico de gallo

Add Chicken $3

Chips and Salsa-$6

House fried corn chips and sungold tomato pico de galo

Cool as a Cucumber-$3

Cold Crisp Cucumber Salad with fresh herbs, shaved red onion, and simple vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Taco-$4 Ea

Heirloom Tomato Salsa, and Pepperjack Cheese….Simple…. delicious

North Carolina BBQ Pork Quesadilla-$8

Pulled pork, melted cheese, fresh cilantro, Carolina style BBQ sauce

Fried Mac and Cheese-5 pieces for $6

Striped with Sriracha…..I don’t care if it is hot out, these are still amazing!

Good Morning!

Today we will be in a new location right outside of One Day Surgery starting at 11am. The address is 1577 Harding Place(Map View)Tonight we will be at Sycamore Brewing as usual serving up some yummy items that will go great with your beer! Tomorrow morning we will be at Wedgewood Farmers Market. Check back later for those details and menus. We got in a lot of fresh produce this week and are really having a fun time creating new items for you all to try. Have a great Friday!


One Day Surgery Menu

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich

Local pork shoulder, slow cooked and pulled, topped with our house made pickles and South Carolina style BBQ sauce

Grilled Chicken Wrap

Marinated Grilled Chicken with local kale and radish, citrus vinaigrette and fresh greens

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Local heirloom tomatoes, cracked pepper and herb aioli, fresh arugula, and Nova’s French bread

Roasted Root Veggie Pita

Roasted local root vegetables, fresh greens, and sweet pea vinaigrette, wrapped in a warm soft pita

Local Cucumber Salad

Thin sliced local cucumbers with shaved red onion and simple herb vinaigrette

Market Salad

Fresh greens, lots of local veggies and simple vinaigrette

Birdsong Awesomeness

It’s time to celebrate Thursday night! Why? I say why not? And it’s pretty hot out so you’re probably thirsty for some Birdsong beer. That’s where we’ll be tonight serving up some eats to go along with those cold beers, so hope to see you there! It’s going to be a tough call on what to order tonight…check out the menu!

Birdsong Brewing Menu, 5pm-9pm

Cool as a Cucumber 

Cold crisp cucumber salad with fresh herbs and shaved red onion

Cold Turkey 

Smoked turkey cold cut, fresh lettuce, goat cheese, garlic scape and sliced cucumber, all wrapped up in a sundried tomato tortilla


House fried corn chips, creamy cheese sauce, and sungold pico de gallo

Add Grilled Chicken 

Smoked Free Range Wings

Smoked Poultry Junction Farm’s free range chicken wings smoked and grilled, served with spicy brambleberry BBQ sauce

Taco Fresco 

Grilled Chicken and Ice Cold Market Slaw made from Fresh Crisp Cucumbers, Chioga Beets, Green Cabbage and Tender Kale, all dressed with a refreshing mint lemon vinaigrette

Tortilla Chips and Heirloom Tomato Salsa 

Heirloom tomato salsa made with local tomatoes that were picked TODAY!

thirsty. on a thursday,


Cold Turkey Thursday

Hi Charlottean friends! Yesterday was a fun and busy taco day, hope you enjoyed! We’re right back at the same spot uptown today, but we switched up the menu. Don’t want to spoil you by giving you tacos 2 days in a row.

Tonight is Thursty Thursday at Birdsong Brewing, so we’ll be there to fill your tummy with food to go with that delicious beer. That menu will be posted later, but I heard something about smoked wings and nachos, so get ready to rumble.

Newsflash! Tomorrow we will be serving lunch at a NEW spot, every other Friday. Right outside of One Day Surgery (1001 Blythe Blvd) from 11am-2pm. So plan on swinging by and treat yourself to a Friday lunch at Roots. And then a Friday dinner at Sycamore brewing…we’ll be there also. The Sycamore menu will be off the chain! Do people still say that? Craig’s on his way right now to Rowland’s Row farm to pick up some heirloom tomatoes, heirloom cucumbers, and banana peppers. He’s got something amazing planned, so check back tomorrow.

Thursday Uptown Menu

Grilled Chicken Pita

Marinated grilled chicken in a warm pita with local cucumber and garlic scape tzatziki, shaved radish and candy stripe beet, and fresh greens

Noodle Bowl

Vermicelli noodles, pulled pork, julienne of fresh summer veggies, fresh basil, cilantro and mint

Roasted Local Veggie Wrap

Roasted spicy red turnip, carrots, purple and pink radish, and sweet potato, wrapped up  with fresh greens and lemon aioli

Cold Turkey

Smoked turkey cold cut, fresh lettuce, goat cheese, garlic scape and sliced cucumber, all wrapped up!


Cool as a….

Local cucumber salad with shaved red onion, and red wine vinaigrette

Herbed Gazpacho

Cucumbers, Fresh Mint, Cilantro, and Lime…..refreshing and delicious

Farmer’s Salad

Fresh greens and sliced local raw veggies from our local farmers and a sweet pea vinaigrette

sippin on gazpacho,



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