Published on October 10th, 2013 | by Des Moines Register

New food truck aims to hit ‘The Spot’

It’s not like Hunter Wilson, 25, and Ben Norris, 26, who met at Roosevelt High School, grew up with caviar spoons in their mouths and foie gras on their Thomas the Tank Engine plates. Their parents are not chefs or restaurateurs or Master Chef contenders. They didn’t go to culinary school.

Grilled chicken sandwich, above, is a traditional item. The adventurous try the Kalua pig.

Grilled chicken sandwich, above, is a traditional item.

Norris and Wilson did, however, both work in the food business during high school and beyond, which seemed to have stuck.

Now they own and run The Spot, a food truck they just got up and going this summer.

The two talk with confidence about the beauty of local products (which they feature as much as possible), quality ingredients and a culinary community of like-minded, food-obsessed souls. “Put good in, get good out,” Wilson said.

Read more at the Register.

The Spot

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in the Regency West office park, 4700 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines; 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday and Friday at 2405 Ingersoll Ave.; 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Confluence Brewing Co., 1235 Thomas Beck Road
Info: 515-371-2288;
Note: Cash only

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