1st: Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co., Columbia; 573-999-9323
When Bryan Maness decided to start a food truck, he knew he wanted it to be unique. Leaning on his Ozark roots, he made a southern staple the highlight of his truck. Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. dishes up unique sweet and savory biscuit combinations that you won’t soon forget. Be sure to try The Boss Hog, a scratch-made, open-faced biscuit piled high with pulled pork, greens, sausage gravy and then topped with a fried egg, crispy onions and their Arkan-sauce.
2nd: London Calling, Springfield; 417-705-6000
Owners Carrie Mitchell of Springfield and her British-born brother-in-law Neil Gomme have imported parts of the United Kingdom to southwest Missouri. They’re known for their hand-made pasties filled with sweet or savory filling. Think of a hand-held pot pie. The Traditional pasty features pieces of steak, onion, golden potato and rutabaga cooked inside of homemade crust. Add a little Guinness Gravy for the perfect pairing.
EC: The Jiggy Pig, Raymore; 816-812-2342
Jiggy Pig owner Jaret Jensen knew if he opened a barbecue food truck not far from Kansas City, he couldn’t just have ordinary barbecue. It had to stand out. With an ever-changing menu, Jaret’s smoky meats and homemade sides keep customers coming back. Be sure to try the namesake sandwich: The Jiggy Pig. It features smoked pulled pork and Pig Candy — thick-cut bacon cooked down with brown sugar and a house rub — on a pretzel bun.
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