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Taco Day is finally here!

Fact. If you work in uptown Charlotte, you’ve probably visited our food truck at least once. I know many of you frequent the truck on Wed and Thurs and we truly appreciate your support! If you haven’t made it out to a Taco Wednesday yet (*gasp!), know that you are invited to make it a part of your weekly lunch routine and you won’t regret it. And remember, if you have a gluten-free diet we will gladly serve your tacos over greens instead of in tortillas.

Need something fun to scroll through on your work break…or during that dull meeting…? Check out our friend Stephanie Haviv’s blog. She spent some time with our food truck and takes amazing photos!

For today’s menu we have so many great local ingredients to work with that Kyle and Craig could not decide what to make, so they both went home and came up with separate ideas, then came back to work and mashed them together. We can only take half of the credit for this menu, the other half goes to the farmers. We have to do less cooking when the ingredients are this good.

Taco Day Uptown (across from Duke building)

Brambleberry BBQ Pork

Grilled and slow cooked pork with a Kentucky Bourbon and Brambleberry Barbecue Sauce (say that 10 times fast), topped with shredded Dinosaur Kale, Slivered Chioga Beet and Bright Orange Vinaigrette

Free Range Grilled Chicken

Poultry Junction Farm’s Free Range Chicken, Marinated, Grilled and Roasted, topped with Rowland’s Row Shaved Summer Squash Blend, seasoned with a slightly sweet and spicy garam masala from Savory Spice Shop

‘we was like peas and carrots….’

Roasted Carrots, Spicy Red Turnip, and Sweet Potato, Fresh Greens and Local Sweet Pea Vinaigrette

Panko Crusted Tuna Taco

Panko crusted Ahi Tuna, quick fried and topped with a charred South Carolina Peach Pistou, and whole grain aioli

NC Fried Oyster Taco

Fried NC Oysters topped with a deconstructed remoulade….lemon aioli, refrigerator pickled cucumbers and onions, and fresh herbs

Sides

Local Broccoli Casserole

Yes it is hot outside, but it’s cold in your office, so warm broccoli casserole makes sense….

Cucumber Meritage

Cucumber salad made with a blend of 3 types of cucumbers from Rowland’s Row

gaz-PAH-cho

Cucumber mint gazpacho with soured cream and lemon

Double Hummus

Fresh Herb Hummus, and Lemon Grass Hummus with Toasted Pita Chips

keep on truckin,

ace

Produce Party Time!

We love getting fresh produce from our farmer friends! And of course using it to create yummy menu items for you to try. Got a bunch of fun stuff (yes, only chefs would call produce fun) in from Rowland’s Row and Bell’s Best. We’ll be out and about every day (except Mon) so I hope you can catch us somewhere for lunch, dinner, or our infamous breakfast! (hint hint Wedgewood Farmers Market) Today we’ll be serving lunch at Innovation Park (Central Park side) off of IBM Dr.

Be sure to plan on Taco Wednesday uptown tomorrow! The menu will be 2 legit 2 quit.

Innovation Park Menu

Adobo Pork Pita

Adoba Marinated Pork Carnitas with green cabbage, carrots, cucumber and onion slaw

Jerk Chicken Wrap 

Roasted chicken with a house made Caribbean jerk sauce, greens and pineapple and jicama salad

Fish Taco 

Panko Crusted tuna with mixed greens, pickled rainbow daikon and spicy aioli

Veggie Bowl

Vermicelli noodles, julienned squash, zucchini, carrots and onions, fish sauce and chopped herbs

SIDES

Bean Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Broccoli Casserole

Cucumber Mint Gazpacho

Double Hummus

Lemongrass Ginger and Herb Garlic and pitas

Blueberry Bar

Made with Wyatt Lake blueberries

catch ya on the flip side,

ace

Friday Night is Upon Us!

It’s that time again! Time for a fantastic evening at Sycamore Brewing. There will be live music out in the beer garden by Little District and a delicious menu by yours truly. Take a scan at the menu below and just try to resist stopping by…you and I both know that’s not going to happen. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our other truck will be heading out to a neighborhood block party, which will also be fun times! We love renting out the food truck for house parties, so if you’re planning a fun shin dig this year be sure to inquire about our food truck joining the festivities! You can check out some details here and email andrea@rootsfarmfood.com

Tomorrow we’re starting the day off right with serving breakfast at Wedgewood Farmers Market. It’s right at Tyvola and Wedgewood, so if you live in that area it’s a quick walk or bike ride. Many people were doing that last weekend and loved it. If you have to drive, no worries, because there’s plenty of parking. We’ll be there with hot or cold brew coffee from Enderly Coffee. The breakfast menu will be posted later so be sure to check back. Or just show up between 9am-12pm, you won’t be disappointed!

Sycamore Brewing Menu, 5pm-10pm

Smoked Free Range Wings
Smoked Poultry Junction Farms Wings served with Wildflower honey and aleppo pepper sauce

Crispy Samosas
House made Samosas filled with a little potato, Rowland’s Row lightly curried heirloom summer squash, and served with blueberry ginger gastrique

Fried Tuna Taco
Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna topped with a local kale and dandelion slaw with creamy ginger vinaigrette

North Carolina Oyster Po’Boy
Cornfried North Carolina Oysters with sweet pickle remoulade and fresh greens on a soft roll

Double Hummus 
Duo of Fresh Herb Hummus and Lemongrass Ginger Hummus with Toasted Pitas and Chili Oil

Nachos
Add Free Range Chicken
House fried tortillas, creamy queso, early summer pico de gallo

Kentucky Wonderbean Salad
Local Kentucky Wonderbeans with sweet and tangy vinaigrette and fresh orange zest

 sippin on my friday la croix,

ace

Baguettes & Brew

It’s Thursday afternoon and it’s pretty toasty out, so you must be thirsty. It’s Thursty Thursday…get it…Anywho, tonight is a great night to chill and enjoy some good Roots eats! We’ll be at Sycamore Brewing and Birdsong Brewing from 5pm-9pm. Did you hear about Birdsong’s Jalapeno Ale cans? They’re going on sale TODAY in the tap room only! And our Banh Mi baguettes we’re serving at Sycamore are homemade using spent grain from Sycamore…delish!

Below are the 2 menus we’ll be serving, so take a look and start getting hungry.

Sycamore Menu

Greek Nachos 

Toasted pita bread topped with black bean hummus, marinated tomato and onion relish, chopped oregano and house made creamy feta (Add chicken)

Nachos 

House fried corn chips, topped with creamy queso, onions, fresh jalapenos and cilantro (Add chicken or beef)

 Green Chilies Pork Taco 

Braised pork carnitas in a tomatillo, green chilies and bell pepper marinade, red bell pepper and orange pico

 Banh Mi 

Asian BBQ Pork with pickled carrots, julienned cucumber and radishes, cilantro sprigs in a housemade baguette

 SIDES

Southern Style Patatas Bravas 

Fried Sweet potatoes and russet potatoes with garlic aioli

 Pasta Salad 

Bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, balsamic vinaigrette and chopped herbs and Cajun spices

Birdsong Menu

Nachos

House fried corn chips, topped with creamy queso, onions, fresh jalapenos and cilantro (add chicken)

Chicken and Waffle Sliders

Roasted chicken with purple marinated cabbage, red onions, pork belly and Tobasco Maple Aioli on a Waffle

Tuna Taco

Panko crusted Tuna Taco with sauteed bell pepper, onion and orange zested arugula

SIDES

Southern Style Patatas Bravas

Fried Sweet potatoes and russet potatoes with garlic aioli

Green Salad

Cucumbers, carrots, cranberries, sherry herb vinaigrette

taking care of my thirst,

ace

Got the time?

Is it beer o’clock? Is it Roots o’clock? Is it live music o’clock? Let’s just agree that it’s all of the above. We’re getting ready to head over to Sycamore Brewing tonight so we can feed all you awesomes!

I doubt you forgot that Sunday is Mother’s Day so be sure to celebrate this weekend. We’ll be at Atherton Market for breakfast tomorrow and Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for lunch tomorrow AND Sunday. Come out and see us!

Here’s what’s on the menu tonight for you Friday celebrators!

Sycamore Menu, 5pm-10pm

Meatball Sub 

House made ground beef and pork meatball, with rich tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and dried oregano

 Ham and Brie Wrap 

House brined ham with melted brie cheese, apple cranberry aioli, golden delicious apples in a spinach wrap and pressed on the flattop until cheese oozes out the sides

 Nachos 

Corn fried tortillas chips with smoked queso, pickled jalapenos, onions, cilantro and black bean puree

 Veggie Wrap 

Red Quinoa, fire roasted veggies, red pepper aioli and cilantro in a spinach wrap

 SIDES

Miss Vickies Assorted Chips 

Pork Belly and Balsamic Dijon Potato Salad 

Green Salad 

Strawberries, red onion, cucumbers and herb vinaigrette

celebrating friday,

ace