New food truck offers home-style cooking

July 3, 2018

Melissa Vandenhoek’s longtime dream to have a food truck came true this summer.

Get Your Grub On offers home-style dishes such as chicken and steak quesadillas with beans and rice and brisket sandwiches. The trailer has a fryer, so she’s also making cheese balls, onion rings and fresh potato curls.

“I’ve wanted to do this for years,” said Vandenhoek, who has restaurant experience as a server and doing food prep. She also volunteered as a cook at the Moose Lodge, where her parents were members.

She juggles the schedule for Get Your Grub with her part-time job, so the food truck is out several times a week, often with her son and daughter as helpers.

It’s usually parked once or twice a week on Jefferson Avenue, just west of Booze Boys on 12th Street. Get Your Grub On also becoming a regular at Fridays on the Plaza, a weekly lunchtime gathering with music and food trucks outside the KSFY studio at First and 12th.

Vandenhoek plans to rotate the menu choices so diners will find something new.

“If we’re going to a worksite more than once a week, we need to have something switched up so they aren’t having the same menu.”

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New food truck offers home-style cooking

Melissa Vandenhoek’s longtime dream to have a food truck came true this summer.

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