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Another new Wichita food truck: Garden of Eatin’

Brother and sister Rebecca and Kevin Amos got their mother, well-known artist Paula Plott Amos, to design the logo for their new food truck.
Brother and sister Rebecca and Kevin Amos got their mother, well-known artist Paula Plott Amos, to design the logo for their new food truck.

Wichita food truck news just keeps rolling out.

Last week, I wrote about three new ones that will have their coming-out parties at Sunday’s Food Trucks at the Fountain event at the WaterWalk.

Now, there’s news of another new food truck, and this one should be open later this summer.

It’s called Garden of Eatin’, and the truck will be owned and operated by two people already familiar to Wichita diners: Rebecca Amos, who was the executive chef at GreenAcres from 2009 to 2012 and owned the Bay Leaf before that, and Kevin Amos, Rebecca’s brother who also worked for years at GreenAcres.

“Our concept ‘Garden of Eatin’ ’ popped in my head because, while we both have a history of cooking in the health food industry and we both learned how to accommodate specialty diets and needs, my heart is in comfort food and home-style cooking,” Rebecca said.

The Amos siblings are setting up their mobile food business in a 30-year-old, 24-foot pull-behind camper that they’re retrofitting to include a large kitchen. The plan is for Rebecca, with assistance from her mother and former Bay Leaf co-owner Paula Plott Amos, to cook and prepare the food and for Kevin and Rebecca’s husband, Christopher Gable, to take it out on the streets.

It will serve breakfast and lunch daily and will offer both health food items – think fresh juices, quinoa salads and protein pancakes – alongside comfort food dishes like macaroni and cheese, chicken piccata and soups, salads and sandwiches.

The truck should hit the streets by August, Rebecca said, and she hopes to find a dedicated route so customers will always know where to find it. Those details are still being worked out.

Paula Plott Amos, the siblings’ mother and a well-known artist, designed an intricate logo for the truck featuring both of her children.

Follow along with the Garden of Eatin’ progress on its Facebook page.

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