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So, how many of you have come out to Jep’s Southern Roots so far?? (If you’re in Austin, you better have!!) For those of you who haven’t visited, you’re missing out, BIG.
Now let me tell you a lil story about how this grub stop got cookin’.
When Jess and I first had our idea of starting a food truck, we didn’t know just what we were getting in to. We knew we had a great idea, but we didn’t know where to start. That’s when Jess found P&S Trailer Service.
P&S Trailer Service has a great story. It all starts with the Ruth family. The Ruth family has lived on the same farm in Ohio for 5 generations (that’s a long time!!) and have been tilling the land for more than 100 years. Then, in 1968, patriarch Paul Ruth bought a 1964 Airstream Overlander in much need of repair. When visiting the Airstream Service Center in Ohio with his son Steve, Paul asked if there was any interest in an Airstream refinishing business. He was met with much encouragement and enthusiasm and got busy. At first, Paul only worked on the Airstreams part-time during the winter, but in 1970, P&S went full force.
Fast forward nearly 50 years (whoa, right!) to when the Ruths met the Robertsons. We loved the idea of a vintage trailer for the truck, and P&S, which now specializes in food trucks, was definitely the way to go. We got in touch and put the project into motion. Jess and our pal Brian Purser got to work on design and the needed fixin’s. Brian and Jess teamed up with Kevin, Paul Ruth’s grandson, on the project, and P&S took it from there.
P&S worked some heavy magic to make our dreams a reality, and I mean heavy magic. Kitchen appliances are not made of air, so the pure labor, strength, and engineering prowess needed in making Jep’s Southern Roots made for no easy task. Seriously, gutting and rebuilding a vintage Airstream? That’s called w-o-r-k. But, Kevin and his team were up for the job. They outfitted the trailer beautifully with ovens and refrigerators, cooktops and grills, all the while souping up the exterior with new rims and a fresh polish. What we started with was a 1973 27 Airstream and what we ended with was the best food truck in Austin. We owe it all to Kevin and P&S Trailer Service.
So, if y’all are looking to start your own food truck (do it!!), or if you just happen upon an old Airstream that needs a stellar refurbish, you got to call the guys at P&S. No ifs or buts, they’ll hook you up and make your dreams reality.
ice cream alert! Humphry Slocombe just opened in OaklandHumphry Slocombe, the far-out-popular ice-cream company with strange-sounding names, just opened a “parlor” in a shipping container in Oakland. (Courtesy Humphry Slocombe)Humphry Slocombe, the far-out-popular ice-cream company with strange-sounding names, just opened a “parlor” in a shipping container in Oakland. (Courtesy Humphry Slocombe)By Angela Hill | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: September 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm | UPDATED: September 11, 2017 at 4:46 pmAt least the recent hot weather in the Bay Area served up a sweet silver lining: a screaming desire for ice cream.And that desire has been fulfilled, especially for the cult followers of Humphry Slocombe’s.For more food and drink coveragefollow us on Flipboard.The SF-based ice cream company, founded by Jake Godby and Sean Vahey in 2008 and known for its wild and wacky flavors (like Hibiscus Beet Sorbet, Elvis: The Fat Years and Here’s Your Damn Strawberry), opened its first East Bay site in Oakland a couple of weeks ago. Mmmm, “First East Bay Site.” That could be one of their flavors!The new Humphry Slocombe can be found at The Hive in Oakland’s Uptown district, a shopping/gathering space that’s already home to hip spots like Drake’s Dealership brewery and Firebrand Artisan Breads.And you can’t miss Humphry Slocombe. For one, there’s probably a huge, long line. Plus, the ice cream stand is in an electric-blue shipping container, just across from Peoples Barber & Shop.They do indeed plan Oakland-centric flavors, like Oatlandish — a combo of Drake’s stout and oatmeal cookie.Like the Oakland Tribune Facebook page for more conversation and news coverage from Oakland and beyond.Humphry Slocombe is at 2335 Broadway (between 24th and 25th streets), Oakland; open 1 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to midnight Friday-Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday; www.humphryslocombe.com.
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