If you believe in signs from the foodie gods, you can't miss this big one from A Moveable Feast
food truck's Kickstarter campaign
: the random, over-goal amount of $7,052 matches the house number of the Brighton home where truck owner Brennan Summers grew up.
Summers launched the Kickstarter campaign for $5,000 -- enough money to cover the cost of a vinyl wrap for the food truck formerly known as The Silver Spork. Summers bought the truck from owner Molly Crist after he and his wife, Jennifer, decided to move back to Michigan from Minneapolis. The couple relocated there five years ago for Summers' former job with Marriott International.
"It's been a dream to operate a food truck for several years," Summers says. "I identified Grand Rapids early on, and have been following the food truck scene with The Silver Spork and Paul Lee with What The Truck as it's developed."
Summers says he's nearly finalized a downtown Grand Rapids lunchtime location outside a local business, but says the business owner isn't ready to announce it yet. In the meantime, Summers has applied for food vending spots at several farmers markets, and the truck goes in the shop this week to be wrapped.
Summers spent a year managing Gastro Truck
, a food truck in Minneapolis, after leaving his job at Marriott. Gastro Truck inspired him to take a chance on the menu.
A Moveable Feast will serve a Bacon-Jam Grilled Cheese, made with a smoky, onion-y bacon jam, Tillamook cheddar cheese, and bread baked on the truck.
Other temptations include grilled whitefish taco topped with red cabbage slaw and chipotle aioli; roasted beet salad with candied Marcona almonds and citrus vinaigrette; Senegalese-style peanut soup; and what Summers dubs as a "pretty mean New England Clam Chowder."
A Moveable Feast is available for parties and events. If all goes according to plan, opening day in downtown Grand Rapids will be April 22 or 23.
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of A Moveable Feast