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Today is pre-Friday yall! Celebrate with us by coming out to the truck for lunch or dinner…or both! We will be uptown for lunch (across from Duke building) and then at Unknown Brewing tonight from 5pm-9pm. The monthly meetup of #instabeerupclt is going down there tonight, full of awesome people to network with, awesome raffle prizes, delicious beer and tasty food.

Tomorrow we will be serving lunch outside of One Day Surgery. And for the evening, we’ll be at two spots – Sycamore Brewing and Tilt on Trade. Hope to see you soon!

Check out today’s menu.

Uptown Across from Duke Energy Center

Chicken Burrito

Poultry Junction Farm’s free range roasted chicken, sweet corn and  black bean salsa, melted cheese, seasoned rice, and fresh greens

Meatball Sub

Ground beef and Neese’s sausage meatballs, house made marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil

BBQ Taco

Texas Style BBQ brisket and pork, rainbow chard and apple slaw

Veggie Burger

Ground spiced chickpea, caramelized onion, topped with spicy aioli, fresh cilantro and lime zest

Sides

Greenery

Chioggo Beets, blueberries, red onions, red win vinaigrette

Summer Pasta Salad

Fusili pasta, local heirloom tomatoes and kirby cucumbers, a little parmesan and fresh herb vinaigrette

Here and There

Good Tuesday morning to you! Hopefully you’ve been able to escape the heat a little bit and find a pool or lake to refresh yourself and keep your sanity. Is there a light at the end of this heat tunnel? Anyway, back to biz. We are at Innovation Park (Central Park side) today for lunch. Check out our menu below and start getting hungry!

Looking ahead to the next couple of days, we’ll be uptown for lunch Wed and Thurs. And then Wed night we’ll be at Sycamore Brewing, and Thurs night at Unknown Brewing for #instabeerupclt! Hope you catch us around town this week!

Innovation Park Menu

Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap

Grilled Chicken, Crisp Celery and Red Onion, Dijon Mayo, Fresh Greens, and house Made Pickle

Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow cooked Carolina style pulled pork BBQ topped with black bean and sweet corn salsa

Shrimp Tacos

Lemon poached shrimp, fresh greens, heirloom salsa, cotija cheese, and fresh lemon zest

BBQ Brisket Sliders

Smoked brisket, house made BBQ sauce topped with our home made garlic pickle

Veggie Burger

Chickpeas, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Greens, Spicy Mayo

Sides

Local Cucumber Salad

Sliced Local Cucumbers in a Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad

Shaved Red Onion, Radish, Blueberry, Asiago Cheese, and Red Wine Vinaigrette

too hot to be creative,

ace

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

Nachos 

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,

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

Begin with breakfast!

Good morning and happy Saturday! Start the day off right by swinging by the Wedgewood Farmers Market (intersection of Tyvola and Wedgewood). We’ll be there 9am-12pm serving up the menu below. We’ll also be serving local coffee from Enderly Coffee! For lunch we’ll be at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden from 11-2. We would be thrilled to see your face at one of these spots, or both!

Wedgewood Breakfast Menu

Spanish Sausage Frittata
Spicy chorizo sausage, sautéed onions, and sweet bell peppers baked together with fluffy free range eggs
Turkeys in a Blanket
House made free range local turkey sausage from Windy Hill Farms wrapped in a buttermilk pancake and served with Honey maple syrup
You Call It!
Eggs: scrambled or fried
Meat: Bacon, rashers, sausage
Bread: biscuit toast or mini muffin
Home fries
Biscuits n Gravy
Soft buttermilk biscuits with sausage and roasted mushroom black pepper gravy
noshing on bfast,
ace

Thursday plans?

It feels like Thursday doesn’t it? You can smell Friday right around the corner. Thinking about your weekend plans…it basically starts tonight right? Or lunch today? We’ll be Uptown (NOTE we are in the same parking lot, just south about 18 steps) and at Innovation Park today for lunch, and enjoying an exciting night at Birdsong Brewing later. They’ve got the fun #instabeerupclt event going on, AND they’re releasing a hoppy wheat beer called “Fake Plastic Trees”. We’re looking forward to seeing you! And feeding your hungry self of course.

Fun alert! We just posted a new cooking class schedule for June, so check it out here and sign up with your pals or your plus one. Or bring yourself and meet people!

Also heads up for tomorrow night! We will be at Sycamore Brewing AND at Food Truck Friday at The Hunter Farm (13624 Providence Rd) from 5pm-8:30pm.

Innovation Park

Bahn Mi

Korean Barbecued Pork, Quick Pickled Carrots, Crisp Cucumbers, Fresh Jalapeno Slices, and Cilantro Plushes on a Toasted French Baguette

Spicy Free Range Chicken Wrap

Roasted Poultry Junction Farm’s Chicken with Fresh Greens, Diced Roma Tomato, Marinated Red Onion, Spicy Roasted Tomato Coulis

Crispy Ahi Tuna Taco

Panko Crusted Tuna with Mint Watermelon Lemon Grass Salsa, Fresh Greens, and Avocado Crema

Sides

Cauliflower Salad

Bush & Vine’s Heirloom Yellow Cauliflower, Roasted Pimientos, Grilled Carrots, Fresh Greens and Rosemary Sage Vinaigrette

Tabasco Maple Potato Salad

Roasted Russets and Sweet Potatoes, Raw Celery, Green Onion and Tabasco Maple Aioli

Uptown Menu

Bahn Mi

Korean Barbecued Pork, Quick Pickled Carrots, Crisp Cucumbers, Fresh Jalapeno Slices, and Cilantro Plushes on a Toasted French Baguette

Free Range Chicken Cashew Wrap

Roasted Chicken with Fresh Greens, Diced Tomatoes, Marinated Red Onion, and Toasted Cashew Aioli

Crispy Sail Fish Taco

Panko Crusted Sailfish, Topped with Purple Slaw and Dijon Lemon Vinaigrette

Quinoa Burger

Fresh Greens, Baby Arugula, Roasted Bell Peppers, and Citrus Aioli

Sides

Cauliflower Salad

Bush & Vine’s Heirloom Yellow Cauliflower, Roasted Pimientos, Grilled Carrots, Fresh Greens and Rosemary Sage Vinaigrette

Three Bean Salad

Fresh Greens, Red Beans, Butter Beans and Garbanzo Beans, in a Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

saving a banh mi for tu,

ace

You’re Thursty!

We’re getting ready for a warm night out at Birdsong Brewing tonight. Remember, they moved here. Come out for Thursty Thursday, get a cold one and some Roots food to pair with it. I’m thinking the Jalapeno Ale and our Sriracha Mac Bites…if you like some spice. I know a lot of you do. Or try our new Striped Bass Taco before we run out.

Tomorrow is Friday, woop woop! Do your pre-Friday dance please. We will be serving lunch inside the Duke building on the 4th floor and then out at Sycamore Brewing for dinner.

For tonight, here’s what’s for dinner. I know, it’s a tough decision. Just get one of everything and share with your posse.

Birdsong Brewing 5pm-9pm

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders

Poultry Junction Panko crusted chicken, lightly fried, with cured ham, swiss cheese and honey mustard aioli on a Kaiser roll

Pork Taco

Marinated and braised pork, lady apple and bell pepper pico, NC BBQ sauce and organic greens

NC Striped Bass Taco

Wild Caught Carolina Striped Bass breaded in Japanese bread crumbs and topped with pickled carrots, celery, green peppers and a creamy garlic, ginger dressing

Veggie Quinoa Quesadilla 

Roasted crimini mushrooms, corn, red onion, sweet chili vinaigrette, and blended cheeses

SIDES

Sriracha Mac Bites 

Tuna Salad with Pitas 

SW Black Bean & Corn Pasta Salad 

That’s so fetch.

Is Taco Day your favorite day of the week or is it just me? People (myself included) often have a hard time choosing which tacos they want, so I just get one of each. As should you if you tend to like the appetizer sampler. I asked the chefs what was the greatest number of tacos they had in one shift. Someone claimed 21. Like woah.

Speaking of our chefs…and other staff for that matter… In looking at our website stats, someone actually searched “who works on the roots food truck”. Lucky for you, stalker, we have a whole page that helps ya out with that! I’m just giving you a hard time. I too would want to know who makes my delicious tacos every week.

Taco Day!

Europa Sports (11401 Granite St) & Uptown (across from Duke building) 11am-1:30pm

Poultry Junction Farm’s Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Farm’s free range chicken braised in tomato romesco, atop tender local spinach, and topped with parmesan and basil

Grilled Roasted Pork Taco

Flame broiled pork butt, finished in the oven and topped with roasted sweet potatoes, bell peppers and grilled red onion, and pink lady apple chutney

Grilled Veggie Taco

Fire roasted veggies topped with creamy walnut and local kale pesto

Fried North Carolina Trout Taco

Fried North Carolina Trout topped with green goddess slaw, kale, spinach, green cabbage, garlic and fresh herbs

Thai Braised Black Beans

Black beans braised in a Thai peanut sauce, and topped with fresh cilantro

Hearty Green Salad

Spinach, Kale, Green Leaf Lettuce, Shaved Red Onion, and Warm Caramelized Onion Bacon Vinaigrette with Pick Peppercorns, Smoked Sea Salt and Savory Marjoram

winning on wednesday,

ace