by Green Gourmet K
I am right at home at Green Truck Pub, I am ready to move in and eat their fries everyday. Thankfully, the owners and my wallet would likely not allow me to do this. Have you ever walked into a place and thought “yeah . . . this is MY kind of place”? This has happened to me a few times, once several years ago at a My Morning Jacket concert (most of the people there were laid-back, hippie types and there were an inordinate amount of tall people – I am tall so this was awesome) and then again at Green Truck. We walked in and the vibe from the place was artsy, friendly and relaxed, and customers were lining up that fine Saturday afternoon for a delicious, hormone-free grass-fed beef burger with fresh cut fries. They make a lot of things from scratch at Green Truck and it’s unexpected because how many restaurants do you know that take the time to make their own condiments? For instance, the ketchup at Green Truck is made in house and is a little different, it’s not Heinz, but I like it, it definitely tastes more fresh and less sugary sweet.
I decided to go to Green Truck for the second time last night. Now that I am doing my “protein-type” meals I am a little apprehensive about eating out but Green Truck is one place I knew I could go and not worry about it. I ordered the Rustico burger (with beef from Brooklet, GA). The sources of their meats and other ingredients are right on their menu. This burger is topped with goat cheese, caramelized onions, thin slices of roasted red pepper and fresh basil. It was delicious, even minus the large bun. I also had their Farm Truck salad on the side with the ranch dressing they make right there in the back, no gross processed ranch dressing there.
Green Truck also has a great rotating draft beer selection, along with an extensive bottled beer list. They have some nice wine selections too but when having a burger a beer is usually in order. Last night I tried the Wild Heaven Belgian Style Golden Ale and it was the perfect light, fruity accompaniment to my Rustico burger. Wild Heaven is brewed in Decatur, GA so again, another great “local” item available at Green Truck.
See the full menu here. Their website also updates regularly with specials, like a Kimchi burger, or the latest addition to their beer selection. If you’re in Savannah, permanently or temporarily, you must stop here for a burger, it’s worth the wait.