The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


May 20, 2014

Lining up for some grub

Customers brave cold, rain for Food Truckin' Thursday

ANDERSON — As the aroma of jambalaya wafted through the air, a group of people lined up outside of The Big Easy food truck Thursday afternoon.

Even with temperatures in their 40s and scattered rain, owner Leah Green said she had a steady stream of customers at this season’s third Food Truckin’ Thursday.

“It seems pretty popular,” she said. “It’s a great thing for the city.”

The Big Easy and Karma Kitchen food trucks parked downtown as patrons migrated to Citizens Plaza for lunch a few weeks after the event’s spring return.

While some people showed up in just their T-shirts, others were bundled up.

Levi Rinker, economic development specialist and Food Truckin’ Thursday organizer, made jokes about a quick summer and winter’s return while he waited in line at The Big Easy truck.

“I’m still here. I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “It’s easy to brave.”

As Rinker ordered his lunch he told Green he’d be back for his bread pudding; that way it would still be warm when it was time to have dessert. He then sat and ate his meal under the gazebo where Slick Music Center owner Rick Singleton and other musicians played, including “Help!” by The Beatles.

The Big Easy served up Southern classics, including catfish po’boy, shrimp po’boy and jambalaya.

Around the corner Kitchen Karma had walking tacos, beef brisket and buffalo chicken wrap on its menu for the day.

Neil Stevenson walked to Citizens Plaza Park from the County Government Center to grab lunch from Karma Kitchen.

“It’s just a unique venue,” he said. “You start seeing this a lot more in larger cities, so it’s just kind of nice Anderson has it. It’s different from going to a restaurant.”

Text Only
  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eating hot dogs requires reading labels, moderation Nothing seems more American for many than shooting off fireworks and eating hot dogs on the Fourth of July, but now that the holiday is over it might be safer to leave the franks behind.

    July 8, 2014

  • Reader recipes: July 2

    The Herald Bulletin has been requesting readers’ favorite recipes to share. This week Harry Kirchenbauer has shared his wife Maureen’s recipe for Granny Cake. He says every time they take it to an outing, he always take along copies of the recipe to fill immediate requests.

    July 2, 2014

  • Reader Recipe: June 4 Dianna Walston of Fortville is sharing two of her favorite recipes with The Herald Bulletin readers.

    June 3, 2014

  • FEA - HB0521 - Food Trucks - 02 Lining up for some grub A steady stream of customers visited this season’s third Food Truckin’ Thursday at Citizens Plaza in downtown Anderson.

    May 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Reader Recipes: May 21 Bettie Hurt of Fairmount has shared two of her favorite recipes with The Herald Bulletin readers.

    May 20, 2014

  • Food Healthy Jerk Chicken [Duplicate] A healthy way with fiery chicken and cooling watermelon salsa It's barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling. Why? Chicken is light, it easily picks up the marinade of your choice, and it cooks quickly. But this recipe is not for your everyday grilled chicken. This is spicy Jamaica

    May 6, 2014 3 Photos

  • Reader recipe The Herald Bulletin recently made a request to our readers to share their favorite recipes. Nicole Winkler shared this recipe for Bunny Race Cars, just in time for the month of May.

    May 6, 2014

  • FEA - HB0423 - food truck file -NE Food Truckin' Thursday returns

    A new favorite that combines food and cars is rolling back into town next week. Food Truckin' Thursday starts back up May 1. For about six months, local vendors will pull up their food trucks to Citizens Park Plaza at Ninth and Main streets from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Food Healthy Easter [Duplicate] Saving carrots from a sugary fate

    Typically, we prepare carrots much as we prepare sweet potatoes (their distant orange cousins) at Thanksgiving — by glazing them and otherwise shoveling on extra sugar.

    March 25, 2014 4 Photos