Took and Rick Corcoran learned plenty about wheels from the vantage point of their old restaurant, Little Bee Thai, which was located in a service station on Sweeten Creek Road.
Now, they've got a set of their own. Last week, the Corcorans moved their restaurant concept into an old box truck. “It's almost as big as our old kitchen,” Rick says. “We're small anyway.”
Took does most of the cooking herself, creating Thai noodle dishes and curries from scratch. She's always cooked, whether she had a restaurant or not. After Little Bee closed in 2012, Took sold curry sauce at the French Broad Food Co-op tailgate market and catered private events.
She says she's excited about the food truck. “Eveybody who liked Little Bee is coming back,” she says.
The Corcorans will set up at the FBFC tailgate market on Wednesdays. They'll also serve dinner at CinTom's Custard, just up the street from their old location. On Fridays, they'll accompany Carolina Wild Seafood, a vendor that sets up near FBFC. Took will prepare fish curry and basil fish.
Another truck, Lucky Fish Taco, launched suddenly last weekend. The truck set up outside Double Crown without a paint job or printed menus. None of that seemed to matter, though. Bargoers lined up for the mostly fried fare.
Owner Ralph Goodnight describes the tacos as a “delicious fusion.”He serves five varieties, most of which come with fried proteins and tortillas.