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New Locally Focused Food Truck, The Roasted Shallot, Getting Ready to Hit the Streets

Spicy and tangy steak salad with fresh corn pico.
Spicy and tangy steak salad with fresh corn pico.
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What's the best way for a husband-and-wife team to cook the food they love together every day? If you're Brooke Francis and Nathan Carel, you start a food truck.

Called The Roasted Shallot, Francis and Carel's food truck will hit the Valley's mobile kitchen scene in mid-October (if not sooner) with a menu of "modern American street food" using locally sourced ingredients.

Here's what food truck fans can expect.

See also: New Gourmet Hot Dog Food Truck (Frank.) Hits the Streets in October

Pairing Francis' experience as executive sous chef of a Valley catering company with Carel's culinary management degree and travels to Korea, The Roasted Shallot will offer dishes from seasonal menus that may include an Asian-inspired vegetable stir-fry, Argentinian steak street tacos, and the Ultimate B.L.A.T., a sandwich made with local applewood-smoked bacon, bacon jam, avocado, mixed greens, and tomato on toasted sourdough. For sides, think offerings such as a pickled and fried mix of cauliflower and chickpeas.

The finishing touches of The Roasted Shallot food truck -- formerly Epic Hot Dogs, the Valley food truck that was for sale by owner Paul Cionczyk on eBay earlier this year -- are under way. Two events are currently scheduled for mid- and late October, but according to its Facebook page, The Roasted Shallot could be hitting the streets sooner.

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