Spotlight on Leelanau New Food Trucks

The Leelanau Ticker has an excellent article on Leelanau County’s new food trucks & how they are handing disruptions to business due to Covid-19 that says (in part):

Abundance Catering Food Truck

Abundance Catering’s Bite at the Bight  Food Truck

Daniel Nedow and George Twine, the co-owners of Northport’s Abundance Catering, also started a food truck in late June, with the intent to “make up for the COVID-19 cancels and reschedules for our 2020 season,” says Nedow. After Twine consulted with the owner of Antojitos, another recently opened Northport food truck, the business partners decided to go for it. (Look for Antojitos serving authentic tacos at The Mitten Brewing Co and Northport Marina.) Twine and Nedow’s rented truck, called The Bite At The Bight is currently parked at 12271 East Woolsey Lake Road in Northport, close to the local coastal landmark locals refer to as “The Bight.”

…“We were very new — the open flag had been flying only a few hours — when we started to get a lot of last-minute inquiries for weddings — calls from planners and couples trying to piece their 2020 wedding plans back together.” Nedow and Twine’s quick solution to the influx of weekend catering jobs is to operate the truck from noon to 3 pm on weekdays only, unusual hours that actually work in their favor. “There is a need for a workman’s and locals’ lunch without the rush of tourists,” he says.

Tasty food from Around the Corner Food n Fun

Tasty food from Around the Corner Food n Fun

Also officially joining the Northport food truck scene is Around the Corner Food & Fun, a food trailer parked at the lot at 115 South Waukazoo Street … This venture isn’t a pivot, but rather two couples partnering to follow a dream. Kelley and Ken Radeke of Aurora, Illinois, and Laura and Thomas Cavendish of Northport of are redeveloping the former Stubbs property with a bar, a locally-driven menu served from a food trailer, outdoor seating, games and village activities, and family entertainment, such as free outdoor movie night.

Says Laura Cavendish, who also owns the Lord and Lady Construction in Northport with her husband, “We are in the process of building a structure that will house our beverage area, with some indoor seating, and bathrooms. Our grand opening was supposed to be last weekend. We have had so many delays because of COVID, but we wanted to swing with it and make something happen.”

So, for now the Around the Corner food trailer will be open for takeout on Monday and Tuesdays, days other area restaurants tend to be closed. The menu is what Cavendish calls inventive comfort food: deep-fried pizza sandwiches, burger-mac pasties, gazpacho, fresh pickles, broccoli-strawberry salad and desserts from scratch. Cavendish adds that the new timeline for the lot and the bar to be complete is September and hours will expand “as soon as we can add employees.”

Lots more in the Ticker including the story of From the Ashes food truck.