Although the presence of food trucks is increasing, the bright yellow one in downtown Cabery seems unexpected in this tiny town of 248 people.
Owned by Cheryl Weaver since 2015, the truck provides breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Hours of operation are 6:30 AM to 1 PM.
Weaver uses her locally raised beef and her own pork as the basis for her delicious sandwiches, like her smoked beef tenderloin fillet, and cajun pork burger. Five choices of sides, include mac ‘n cheese, potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, and baked beans. Breakfast choices like biscuits and gravy and breakfast tacos are available as well. In addition, sweets like strawberry rhubarb cobbler and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a hit.
Weaver has plenty of experience with food and food preparation. She began working at Hummel grocery store in Cabery since before she had a driver’s license (although she drove to work anyway). She also worked at Kempton Inn, and was owner of Cabery Bar and Grill from 1991-2004.
The Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to have affected her business, “I’ve been blessed,” she states. “The heat is what has slowed me down.”
She isn’t stopping with the food wagon, however. We entered the building behind the food truck to find what used to be her mother’s apartment, converted into a restaurant under construction. The kitchen is complete, and an ADA approved restroom has been installed.
The restaurant will specialize in BBQ with an anticipated opening date of next spring. Weaver shares, “This is what I am really excited about. I have wanted to do this since I opened the food truck.” The eat-in restaurant will provide barbecue, deli, and salads. It will have four smokers and a pit smoker.
If the restaurant is anything like Grand Prairie Station food wagon, it will be well worth the drive to Cabery to eat there.