Cast Iron Food Truck’s Bob Marley Chicken Sandwich
What’s that? Reggae legend Bob Marley ate a primarily vegetarian diet, in keeping with the dietary tenets of Rastafarianism, but he may have made an exception for a popular sandwich bearing his name. Cast Iron, a longstanding stalwart of the Charleston area food truck scene, spices up its chicken breast with jerk seasoning; the meat is topped with pesto mayonnaise and pepper jack cheese, and served on a bun.
Who recommends it? Cillie Mendes of Blues Cajun Kitchen on James Island, and the forthcoming Pluff Mud Seafood Shack on Johns Island.
Why? Before Sean and Cillie Mendes opened three restaurants on Folly Road, they operated Roadside Seafood exclusively as a food truck; their abiding respect for food truckers inspired Mendes’ pick. She singled out the Bob Marley Chicken Sandwich because “the heat from the jerk seasoning, combined with the toppings, make this the perfect chicken sandwich.”
Where is it? Like many food trucks, Cast Iron frequently adjusts its schedule to accommodate special events and catering assignments. But owners Victor and Sheila Colbert keep an updated calendar of appearances at castiron-foodtruck.com, and almost always roll into Celadon Furniture Warehouse, 2221 Noisette Blvd., for lunch on Tuesdays.
— Hanna Raskin