One of the many conveniences of food trucks is that they allow owners to relocate food business with ease – whether down the street, across town, or to event venues. How about across the country? Spice Sea Gourmet, a popular and award-winning food truck, has just moved to Charlottesville all the way from San Antonio, Texas. Advantage: Charlottesville.
Chef Whitney Matthews is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and it shows. In February, readers of San Antonio Magazine said that her truck serves the Best Seafood in all of San Antonio. The seafood-dominated menu veers towards the South, with items like Virginia crabcake salad, a catfish po boy, and, Matthews’ personal favorite, the shrimp po’ boy. A hoagie roll spread with spicy mayo cushions fried shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes, and cabbage slaw. It is stellar — and would go great with a cold beer. (Paging Hunter.)
Sure is a good thing Matthews decided to return to her native Virginia. Follow her truck’s Facebook page for locations and times.