CHARLOTTE: Grateful Growers Food Cart downtown
- lynnlato Jul 22, 2009 09:03 AM
I just got word that Grateful Growers food cart, otherwise known as the Harvest Moon Grille, will be at the corner of Trade & Tryon Streets today and Thursday (7/22) from 11a.m. - 2p.m. I got their newsletter and here is the menu that will be served:
This week's UPTOWN menu:
Fresh Spring Roll - Pork version - rice wrap stuffed with pulled Grateful Growers pork, cukes, carrots and squash from Bess' garden, and rice vermicelli. Served with a local Tamari and dipping sauces fromAs Hot as Possible. Optional side salad: asain noodle and cabbage salad
Fresh Spring Roll - vegetarian version - rice wrap stuffed with local daikon, sautee'd Niese's eggplant, cuke, squash and carrots from Bess, and rice vermicelli. Served with a local Tamari and dipping sauces from As Hot as Possible.
Grateful Growers Bratwurst Burger - Our brats in burger form, served with Fisher Farm fresh tomato and shaved cabbage.
Optional side salad: asain salad served with a sweet soy vinaigrette
Fresh Fruit Crepe: Davis Orchard peaches and Delmar's blueberries in a fresh crepe served with honey anglaise.
Looks delicious! Charlotte chowhounds will be meeting at the cart at 12:30 tomorrow (Thursday). Come one, come all!
Make sure you check to see if they'll be there. They had to move the location to The Square because of complaints and issues with the truck height at the original spot by the Blumenthal. And I think they also said they might not be able to do the same days at the new spot. All very confusing. Cassie has promised to post menus and locations on the GG farms site, but she's working her tail off just keeping up with demand, so I don't know if that will happen right away. On the bright side, lunch Wednesday was great: I got the pork rolls with pork belly and peanut sauce. Mmmm, porky.
Looks like the rain will hold off till later. Lunch at the Harvest Moon Grill at 12:30 is a GO.!!
I repeat all systems are GO!!! Grateful Growers healthy and delicious lunch Is ON!!
Corner of Trade & Tryon. Be a part of the Future of Lunch.
Great to see some of you 'hounds uptown at the truck today! Cassie and the GG Farm folks hit a homerun with all the dishes offered. My fave was the pork roll with cucumbers, squash and rice vermicelli (i think). Served with plum sauce and peanut sauce. The best part, for me, was the nice hunk of pork belly served on the side - all that fat was oh so tasty! You also got a side of flat noodles tossed in an Asian brown sauce. At $6 it was a bargain. Two pork rolls, pork belly chunk and noodles.
The crepes with raspberries and fresh peaches really satisfied too. Served with a honey creme anglaise - they were light and just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. $4 - what a bargain!
The sun was shinning, the cart was at Trade & Tryon and lunch was a prodigious plethora or porcine pleasures. I sampled the Fresh Spring Roll - Pork version - rice wrap stuffed with pulled Grateful Growers pork, cukes, carrots and squash from Bess' garden, and rice vermicelli. Served with a local Tamari and dipping sauces from As Hot as Possible. It was bursting with flavor, the crisp veggies were an excellent foil for the tender rice wrap and vermicelli. The "Hot as possible" hot sauce lit my fire, rang my bell and got my full attention all in the best possible way. This may very well be the best hot sauce ever! It really made the pork sing.
I also tried the Grateful Growers Bratwurst Burger - It a brat in burger form, served with Fisher Farm fresh tomato and shaved cabbage. A dollop of the hot sauce and what a nice alternative to the usual mustard and sauerkraut same old thing.
It really is satisfying to have a very tasty lunch knowing that all of the components are raised/grown without chemicals, growth hormones or shipped from who knows where. Just fresh local great tasting stuff from local farmers who take pride in producing a quality product. Lets hope we see a lot more of this, after all it turns out delicious can taste fantastic.
Saw the orange food cart from my office window and walked down to check it out.
Had the veggie spring roll. FANTASTIC. Will definitely indulge again. Light tasting and fresh. Sauces were out of sight.
I had lunch their today as well. We had the cuban and also the pork & sauerkraut. We were also disappointed that the newsletter menu didn't match what they were offering. We were so looking forward to the london broil and also the pierogies. But, as you said, it was all very good and its always a good time to sit with other GG lovers on the steps and have lunch outdoors.