The new rule, effective July 1, presumes that prices displayed by the trucks — $8 for a sandwich, for instance — includes sales tax, which can differ from city to city. Vendors can charge the flat prices for all items, then figure out how much they owe in taxes later.
The best Southern cuisine is usually simple food eaten by hand, and some of Charlottesville’s newest food trucks are digging in and putting their own creative spin on popular regional fare.
Two brothers who run a food truck create a unique sweet and spicy chicken sandwich, using Oreo cookies.
The Roasted Shallot will offer dishes from seasonal menus that may include an Asian-inspired vegetable stir-fry, Argentinian steak street tacos, and the Ultimate B.L.A.T., a sandwich made with local applewood-smoked bacon, bacon jam, avocado, mixed greens, and tomato on toasted sourdough. For sides, think offerings such as a pickled and fried mix of cauliflower and chickpeas.
The truck is the creation of Nozz, one of the original Phil’s Steaks guys who was with the truck since day one. His partner Richie was not at the truck when we were there.
More than a patty’s worth of pulled chicken overflows from a toasted hamburger bun, and the chicken is GENEROUSLY smothered in a thick, peanut sauce and sprinkled with a healthy dose of chili flakes. Yes, you will be needing all of the napkins and the towelette that they throw in the bag because this sandwich is MESSY.
Sampling offerings at 13 new trucks catering to different tastes