Aubrey, who has traveled to California and Florida exploring food trucks, said this is a dream come true for him. They bought the 1984 Ford food truck from a man in Atlanta, who took the mobile business to NASCAR races.
"I get to do what I've dreamed about for years," he said. "For a lot of us, it's not just a job, it's a passion."
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said the Bistro is opening new doors as a "premiere operation in the city of Charleston."
"The Bistro will continue to expand because they attract the best customers, but they also attract the best people to work there," Jones said.
Call said they are doing what the Bistro's late owner, Robert Wong, wanted out of his restaurant. Wong died last May after collapsing on a tennis court.
"This past year has been really tough for us, losing Robert . . . but we embraced that philosophy behind Robert and Sherri's beliefs in serving great food and meeting people, so there's no stopping us," Call said.
The food truck will travel all around Charleston every day except Sunday, but it isn't restricted to city limits, she said. The restaurant already caters to numerous weddings in Lewisburg, and the St. Albans Armory has requested the Bistro Black Truck to serve its location.
Call said the truck will sit outside Charleston offices so that people looking for a quick, fresh bite to eat won't have to walk far.
Festivals, including Live on the Levee and other Boulevard events, are location goals for the food truck, she said.
"We hope to grow and get another one," Call said. "We got Morgantown tailgating, and more, to cater to."
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