MEALS ON WHEELS: Crestview boasts diversity of cuisine to go

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 07:37 PM.

Food is prepared fresh on the premises, as testified by Golden's daughter, Janessa, who was stirring a large skillet of pancit noodles in her family's Lumpia Hut on Wheels recently.

"I cook my gyro here fresh every morning," Shoubaki said, indicating his traditional vertical roasting spit and emphasizing, "It's pronounced ‘yee-ro.’"

Shoubaki also makes his own tzatziki sauce, a tangy, dill-infused cucumber cream condiment.

Up State Road 85, pit-master Rick Plante has the smoker going at Possum Ridge BBQ first thing every morning, and over on Wilson Street, Melissa Gross selects crisp vegetables for the Sidewalk Café's wraps, sandwiches and salads.

"Most of my customers aren't even vegetarians," Gross said. "They just love good food."

In Henderson's trailer, her popular Southern Belle burgers are hand-pressed every morning, chicken-fried steak is hand-battered, and the red velvet, carrot and Coca-Cola cakes are scratch-made.

"Our stuff is all fresh," Henderson said. "We don't haul it out of the freezer and boil it in bags like chain restaurants do. It makes a difference."

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