Food trucks have changed the landscape of culinary culture here in Jacksonville in the past decade, and today we have a wide variety of flavors. We have selected three food trucks for you to follow on social media (the best way to know where a truck is). These three will also be present at GastroJax’s annual fall event. Moon over the market, on October 11th at the Jacksonville Farmers Market, and taste is included in the ticket price. Tickets are only $ 40 for this tasting on 904tix.com.
The new truck Jammas Jax Brings Asian street food flavor everywhere with dishes like pad thai, crab rangoon, lo mein, Hawaiian pineapple fried rice, and more. Owner Julio Gonzalez has a pretty good résumé – he’s worked at renowned local restaurants like Medure, Pom’s, and El Mariachi, a standout Mexican truck. His favorite dish on the Jammas Jax menu is the green curry with prawns, a recipe he got from Chef Pom Souvannasoth. Gonzalez says, “I think being passionate about what you do is very important … loving what you cook with love.”
This truck is just getting started and if you want to try a sample, Moon Over the Market is a great event to do. You can find the truck every Monday downtown at The Court Urban Food Park on Hogan Street, regularly from 11pm to 2pm. You can also follow him on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram @jammasjax.
Pie95 has been part of our food scene for about three years now and if you haven’t tried it we highly recommend the delicious wood-fired pizza! You’ve been to the Moon Over the Market Fall Tasting every three years and will be back again – with expanded space this year!
Chef Evan Eriksen’s passion for a cake is evident in every piece. Its customers rave about the Neapolitan-inspired pizza, and some even say this is a real taste of Italy. Chef Eriksen says, “Our philosophy behind our pizza is based on the work of Chef Eric Ripert from Le Bernardin in NYC. Simple is best. After working for Chef Ripert, you will learn to contemplate the beauty of the product and not overload your dishes with too many flavors and techniques. “
They are currently researching where to open a store, but in the meantime, Pie95 Pizza is posting their weekly schedule on Facebook and Instagram to help customers find their location. They can also be found at the Riverside Art Market every Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Rite on QueThe grill is influenced by smoking techniques in Alabama and Florida, using only a mixture of hickory and pecan wood. They do it the old fashioned way, using neither gas nor electricity. Standout items include the MacDaddy brisket topped with mac and cheese and the Dutch caramel-glazed baby ribs called candied ribs. You may also want to try the burnt ends of the pork belly and the short ribs of the beef, which are often special.
Pit Master Larry Lawson says their eating philosophy is simple because they keep it simple by cooking on fire, using “quality proteins … made from scratch,” and providing great service. According to Lawson, some guests are so pleased with the quality that event customers have been known to “come back to the same event twice to take something home.” They plan to start selling sauces and graters in the future and hope to have a stationary restaurant in the next three years. You can find Rite On Que by following them on Facebook and Instagram (@riteonque) and you will also find them as one of the flavors on Moon Over the Market on October 11th, 904tix.com