Mobile kitchen AutoBanh sold banh mi sandwiches from affectionately named truck Big Purp until the wheels literally fell off. With the vehicle off the road, owner Jeanine Cafaro wanted to find a way to still bring her Vietnamese sandwiches to Charleston. While the truck couldn't roll, the kitchen setup still worked, so a permanent space was the solution for banh mi distribution.
Cafaro found a home with funky bar Tin Roof. Starting February 2, AutoBanh will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tin Roof will still serve their menu as well. So now, patrons can grab a beer from Tin Roof and a sandwich from AutoBanh.
Tin Roof is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Sundays, noon to 2:00 a.m.; Mondays, 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
There is also a GoFundMe available to assist Cafaro with the cost associated with the food truck being off the road and towing costs.