This spring, chef Justin Moore wants Charleston to rethink the food truck experience. The former executive chef of Lowcountry institution Carolina’s hits the road with a goal of offering “wonderful, creative, and innovative cuisine from a truck with the same standards and quality that you would experience from a fine dining restaurant to rustic gastropub in a brick and mortar setting.”
MOMO Gastrotruck starts rolling on May 1 with street-side and catering services. The kitchen on wheels will serve serve lunch and dinner, including a grab-and-go selection of food, beverages, and produce. Moore will concentrate on local produce, seafood, and game. There’s also the promise of “nitrogen milkshakes,” which uses liquid nitrogen to transform an ice cream base into an icy dessert within seconds.
A sample menu from MOMO includes chicken skin cracklin’s with smoked maple butter and hot pepper vinegar, barbecue shrimp with grits, corn, and bacon, shoestring fries with black truffle Duke’s mayonaise, and more. Check out the full list of offerings here.