Alabama NewsCenter: These Popular Alabama Restaurants Started as Food Trucks

| January 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am

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By Katie Jackson
This is Alabama

Many enterprising chefs have found success behind the wheel of a food truck, but what happens to those trucks when the road to success leads to a brick-and-mortar building? It all depends, said three Alabama restaurateurs with food-truck origins.

For Von Larson, chef and owner of Von’s Bistro in downtown Mobile, a food truck was the ticket to her dream.

A native of Laos, Larson grew up in Bayou La Batre, where she and her family worked in the local seafood industry and where she was exposed to an array of cuisines, from Southeast Asian to Southern. In 2012, Larson began to bring those eclectic tastes together in her hometown at her first restaurant, a converted diesel machine shop.

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