Hawaiian-themed food truck launching in Tucson Saturday

2014-04-30T12:02:00Z 2014-05-15T14:13:51Z Hawaiian-themed food truck launching in Tucson SaturdayGerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star
April 30, 2014 12:02 pm  • 

A new Hawaiian-themed food truck using the name Solid Grindz will hold its grand opening at Al J’s Tavern, 4980 E. 22nd St., Saturday.

The truck will serve a long list of island delights according to owner Michelle Mejia, including teriyaki chicken, kalua pork, lumpia, tuna mac salad and sticky white rice.

Solid Grindz is a year in the making for Mejia and her business partners Jong Park and Tap Gaoteote.

Tap will serve as the head cook. He is married to Mejia’s niece.

“He loves cooking,” said Mejia, who works as a judicial assistant. “He is from Samoa and his family lived in Hawaii. He has always cooked island-style cuisine.”

The truck will be parked in front of Al J’s starting at 4 p.m. and will remain there until they sell out, Mejia said.

Follow the truck’s schedule at twitter.com/solidgrindz online.

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