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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


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


Cucumber mint gazpacho with soured cream and lemon

Double Hummus

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

keep on truckin,



Taco O’Clock

Hey hey! Since we couldn’t park uptown last week, I know you’ve been having taco withdrawals, so we’re here to save you! Lots of goodness on the menu today.

If you haven’t made it to the monthly #instabeerupclt event yet, tomorrow it’s goin’ down at Birdsong Brewing, 6pm-9pm. They’re always a good time, and Roots will be present to feed y’all!

Oh and we’ll be at Innovation Park and Uptown tomorrow, so be on the lookout for those menus in the AM.

Uptown Taco Menu (Tryon and Levine Ave of the Arts)

Pork Tikka Masala

Braised pork with roasted tomatoes and bell peppers, purple marinated cabbage and julienned carrots topped with Tikka Masala Sauce

Tuna Taco

Panko Crusted Tuna over greens and topped with watermelon, lemon grass salad and a mint Avocado Crema

Cashew Chicken

Poultry Junction Roasted chicken, kale and grilled jalapeno salad and a Cashew peanut aioli

Amarillo Cauliflower Taco

Local Yellow Cauliflower Florets blanched until soft over greens and topped with seasoned roma tomato and house made cheese and cracked black pepper


Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, bell peppers, onions and tabasco maple aioli

Pasta Salad

Rigatoni pasta, fire roasted veggies and roasted tomato and red wine vinaigrette

Green Salad

Local Ivy Place Strawberries, red onion, pistachios and simple vinaigrette

keep truckin,






Bev it up!

It’s National Beverage Day! Just wanted to keep you in the know, so you have some small talk content while hydrating at the water cooler at work. Or you can talk about how it’s Taco Day uptown and discuss what tacos you’re going to savor today. Did you know you can get your tacos served over greens instead of in tortillas? Just ask!

Another important piece of knowledge is that we’ll also be in our Uptown spot tomorrow! Innovation Park will be happening too. AND Birdsong Brewing for supper time. Stay tuned for those menus later on. And we’d be thrilled to see your face today…and tomorrow.

Uptown (across from Duke building on Tryon and Levine Ave of the Arts)

Taco Day Menu

Banh Mi Taco

Braised pork in a Asian bbq marinade, pickled carrots, fresh minced jalapenos, cucumbers and cilantro
Chicken Cordon on Artichoke
Roasted Chicken, slivered house made ham, creamy swiss artichoke queso over greens and topped with toasted breadcrumbs
Fish Taco
Panko crusted NC Striped Bass with plum tomato and fresh fruit pico de gallo
Veggie Taco
Roasted crimini mushrooms, chopped cilantro in seasoned red quinoa over greens and topped with a creamy herb roasted red peppers dressing
Early Spring Pasta Salad
Fusilli pasta, crisp cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, red onions, balsamic vinaigrette, roasted garlic
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes with chopped herbs 
sipping on la croix,

stripes or solids

What does every fisherman want?

A gillfriend.

What do you call a fish that won’t shut up?

A big-mouthed bass!

There are so many fish jokes! I will stop at 2. There’s also a good Dumb and Dumber quote about bass, but I’ll leave it at that. You already know it.

Who else is excited about grabbing some tacos from the food truck and eating outside today? We will be uptown across from the Duke building, at Tryon and Levine Ave of the Arts. Check out the menu below and you’ll start getting hungry.

Uptown Taco Day

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Harissa Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Grilled Chicken, topped with Harissa sauce, sweet tomato chutney and fried potatoes

Panko Crusted Striped Bass

Local Carolina Striped Bass breaded in herbed Japanese bread crumbs, with a mixer of pickled crisp carrots, celery, green peppers, garlic and ginger chive aioli

Pulled Pork Taco

Braised pork topped with jonagold apple and bell pepper pico and a SC BBQ sauce

Patatas Bravas

Fried Potatoes over Greens with a spicy tomato aioli and jalapeños


Chips and Chili con queso

Creamy Sriracha black bean and corn pasta salad

Spring Couscous

winner of billiards,


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,