Food trucks have been popping up all over the United States over the last several years. These unique culinary experiences allow locals and visitors the opportunity to sample regional dishes while dining al fresco. Here are a few of our favorite trucks currently roaming the streets of the Southern United States.
Lurny D’s Grille: Jackson, Mississippi
Cook Lauren Davis, known amongst friends as Lurny D, is known in Jackson Mississippi as a uniquely creative cook of southern food. The avid griller found a way to take his love for southern comfort food and put a creative spin on it to create specialty southern street food dishes. These unique dishes are then served out of his food truck all over downtown Jackson. The truck, which looks vaguely like Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine, is well-known and well-loved by locals. The menu includes a variety of moderately priced burgers and hand-cut fries. To learn more about the truck, menu, and locations where they can be found, go to lurnydsgrille.com.
Chef Ray’s Eats: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
With more than 33 years of experience, Chef Raymond prides himself on his unique menu, finding inspiration for his creations by utilizing locally produced, seasonal food. All dishes are made from scratch and made to order. He works hard incorporate local products from the region into each meal and to provide customers with a fresh, fun, and enjoyable experience every time they visit. The menu is a modern adaptation of class American dishes. Since the menu rotates you can expect dishes that vary from backyard BBQ to those that are worthy of the best 4-star restaurant. More information is available at chefraysstreeteats.com.
Urban Street Grill Korean BBQ: Greensboro, North Carolina
This food truck can be found tooling around North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, which consists of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. The schedule changes frequently, so it is best to check out the current week at the website. The menu consists of Korean-Mexican fusion which makes for interesting options like rice bowls, tacos, and burritos filled with spicy pork, ginger chicken, or tofu, accompanied by kimchi fried rice. One of the best parts of this particular truck is that a number of the ingredients can be purchased in canning jars to take home. Check out urbanstreetgrill.com to learn more.