Feed Them with a Food Truck

It’s the latest tasty trend, and Springfield has plenty of food truck fare worthy of a post-nuptial feast.

By Julie Sedenko Davis | Photo by Kevin O’Riley

Jun 2017

Cecil’s to Go

After more than 30 years in the restaurant business, Cecil Manning can cook just about anything. “I cook to my mood, so my menu changes all the time,” he says. His truck features flatbreads, soups, salad and Korean food—an eclectic mix. One thing that never changes: everything is from scratch.

As for weddings, “I can go simple to extravagant,” Manning says. “I can build whatever menu for however many people. I’m flexible.” Basically, it’s a perfect option for guests with varied tastes, and whatever the selection, “You won’t be disappointed,” he says.

The Wheelhouse Street Fare

This fusion-based food truck focuses on Mexican and Thai food, but owner Zach Smallwood likes to experiment. “We try not to limit where we take the food, instead focusing on what tastes good and will be interesting,” Smallwood says. Favorites include peanut chicken burritos and tacos, drunken noodles and pineapple fried rice.

The Wheelhouse has done plenty of weddings with good feedback, thanks to its made-from-scratch menu. The Wheelhouse offers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other options for those with special dietary restrictions.

Twisted Mike’s

Owner Michael Easley describes his truck as having a blue-collar menu. The General Chicken sandwich is a favorite. “It’s like general chicken Chinese in a hoagie with French fries,” Easley says. There’s also Mike’s Philly sliders made with Mexican barbacoa and loaded Cracker Jack Fries. Easley calls it comfort food with a twist.

Although Twisted Mike’s regular menu may be blue collar, Easley can easily execute a fine dining menu with linens and china. “If you want something that’s completely different, we create it for you,” he says.