The number of food trucks in Birmingham has exploded over the last couple of years. With their bright, flashy colors and catchy names, food trucks feel fresh and new. But one man launched one of the first food trucks in Birmingham. No bells, no whistles. Just a white truck with a red stripe. As Randi Revill reports, residents of the predominately black communities around Birmingham know him simply as Travis.
He doesn’t advertise. He’s hard to find. And it all adds to his appeal. Here’s an example on Reddit.
This, from the people behind the popular food blog “What to Eat in Birmingham,” gives a sense as to the lengths people will go to to track Travis Holmes down. In the hierarchy of Birmingham restaurants and trucks?
Chez fon fon & paramount are top. Gus’s during weekday lunch & Green valley drugs r solid. But Travis Chicago style food truck is holy grail — Joe Cowan (@AUAtty) July 8, 2017
Here’s a relic. Remember Foursquare?
I’m at Travis Chicago Style Polish (Birmingham, AL) http://t.co/wiFk9yxJvR
— sunkiss3dkokoa (@JaQuieseO) June 15, 2014