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Jun 15, 2013 06:31 PM

Charleston Food Trucks?

Just saw where two Charleston food trucks, Geechee Island and Roti Rolls, were voted among the top 100 food trucks in the nation. Anybody tried either? I see also that the Roti Rolls chef has recently opened a sit-down place called The Green Door on East Bay. Menu looks interesting. Anybody been?

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  1. Been to both.Geechee is old school Gullah/creole,Probably my favorite of the two.Roti is more cutting edge fusion that all the twentysomethings flock too.

    I really want to try the green door.It looks interesting.That's expensive real estate down on E Bay, go big or go home!

    Where is Sue when we need her? We miss you Sue!

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    1. re: mollybelle

      Aw. Thank you! I have been to both trucks and agree with you. I haven't been to the restuarant. I'm kind of surprised that Donut truck didn't make it to that list. Whenever we went to one of those rodeos the line was always the longest at that one.

      Carolina Creole used to be in the parking lot next to Publix in Mt P on Fridays. I really liked the po boys.

      Jeff, that avatar continues to crack me up. Good job.

      1. re: Sue in Mt P

        Is the donut truck affiliated with Glazed? (Hard to beat those deep-fired circles of joy.)

        1. re: Jeff C.

          I'm not sure. It's called Diggity Donuts. Here's a link:

          I have found that if you "like" food trucks on Facebook, you can get updates for where they'll be.

          1. re: Sue in Mt P

            Thanks. Those are some WILD-sounding flavors!

            1. re: Jeff C.

              Right? I know! I never got any, since the lines were so long. Now that I'm back in the land of Krispy Kreme, I'm sticking with fresh glazed.

              1. re: Sue in Mt P

                One other question, while I'm thinking about it: Anybody been to Xiao Bao Biscuit? Menu looks fantastic.

                1. re: Jeff C.

                  I like Xia Bao Biscuit a lot. My wife and I attended one of their first pop-up dinners a couple of years ago, so it's been gratifying to see them enjoy success as a brick-and-mortar establishment. The chef likes to add a lot of heat to his dishes, so it's always good to ask if you don't like to feel the burn. I can recommend the dumplings, okonomiyaki, and duck curry.

                  Though I like the Roti Rolls truck, I was a little disappointed in The Green Door. I think maybe it's because the cooking is really heavy on acid (pickled items, kimchi) and offal, neither one of which is my favorite thing. I plan to return eventually, but I'm in no real hurry at this point. (BTW, I'm not crazy about the communal chopstick dispensers on the tables at both XBB and TGD. I know this is an homage to Asian street eateries, but I hope it's not a trend.)

                  Glazed is not related to Diggity Donuts. The DD food truck specializes in vegan friendly/healthier donuts (no eggs, no milk). They also do a limited number of gluten free donuts. Their donuts are quite good, but Glazed's are out of the world IMO.

                  With regard to food trucks, I also really like Refueler's (Filipino "fusion") and AutoBanh (banh mi).

                  I noticed you asked in an earlier thread about taquerias. In addition to La Nortena and Pollo Tropical (which I think have been discussed before), I can recommend a Guatemalan place off Remount Road (just about a mile off of the North Rhett exit on 526) called El Chapin. It features most of the standard taco offerings plus lots of Guatemalan/Central American specialties. I highly recommend the pupusas. The staff doesn't seem to speak much English but the menu has English translations and you can always point if you don't speak much Spanish.