The Grub Shack Gives Back !

"The Grub Shack Gives Back !
In support of the Marion-Polk Food Share, The Grub Shack baby, Salem's gourmet comfort food truck, will be serving free lunch on Monday November 21st, Tuesday the 22nd, and Wednesday the 23rd.

Donations will be accepted and encouraged!
Net proceeds will be directly given to the Marion-Polk Food Share . “ Because no one should be hungry.”

We will also be auctioning a 9x11.5 inch pan of our famous Baked Grown-Up Mac and Cheese. The bidding starts Monday the 21st at 10am and concludes Wednesday the 23rd at 3pm. Bidding can be done by facebook or in person. The winning bidder will be notified at 3pm and may pick up their cheesy baked prize Wednesday between 3 and 3:30pm.

Please, one free meal per person while supplies last on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 21, 22 and 23, 2011.
Sorry no deliveries."

(Note: To be sure of location, on any given day, call Mack or Marilyn @ 503-851-5560)

9 comments:

Chuck Bradley said...

I've had the fare at Grub Shack on several occasions, all of them memorable. One in particular was their Special Pesto Fettuccini for $5. Wow! The Pasta was cooked perfectly (al dente) then tossed in excellent Pesto Sauce with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes, then topped with grated Parmesan Cheese. All this was crowned with a sprig of Sweet Basil. I know at Davinci's, Caruso's or Amadeus this meal would have set me back a double sawbuck at least! A glass of Pinot Grigio would have been nice, but one can’t have everything.

Everything you donate Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will go straight to Marion County Food Share, so dig deep and eat hardy! My thought is to donate what you would have to pay for this quality in a sit-down restaurant. Just a suggestion.

KandN said...

"Monday's lunch special: Spaghetti with Italian Meat Sauce, garlic bread- suggested donation 5 bucks."

KandN said...

"Tuesday's lunch special will be Two Ground Beef Tacos with Refried Beans and Spanish style rice for a suggested donation of $5. Please feel free to donate OVER that amount. Give generously to Marion Polk Food Share."

KandN said...

"Tomorrow's lunch special: Black Butte Porter Chili! We need you to come out and donate to Marion Polk Food Share. The bidding on our pan (serves up to 12 hungry peeps) of Grown-up Mac and Cheese is at $50. Let's make that $100, shall we! You have until 3pm Wednesday."

The Grub Shack baby said...

Thanks to all who participated. We were able to raise $400 and a frozen turkey for the Marion Polk Food Share!

Chuck Bradley said...

It is with great sadness that I report that due to the city of Salem's draconian zoning laws and their senseless and unyielding enforcement, Grub Shack (arguably the best food truck in town) is no longer in business. It is a shame that in the shadow of the "Food truck capitol of the world" (PDX) we have a business climate which stifles the spirit and crushes the dreams of nascent entrepreneurs.

lavachickie said...

What the hell is with them, anyway? I don't understand why leadership wouldn't rush to support such a fun and simple way to give people more options (both to chef's wanting to start small and those eagerly awaiting a hot lunch). Seems they'll sell us all out for a big box store but neooooooooo we can't have something really good come along! I've been asking around: WHAT are the issues? And no one can tell me what those are.

Anonymous said...

When you find out, IF you find out, please post the reason because with even a Food Network show about food trucks it seems the whole country is going ape over them. Seems ridiculous that the city would want to put a kibosh on them. But...there might be more to the story than meets the eye. I'd be interested to find out.

Chuck Bradley said...

Here's my take: The Grub Shack's location at Capitol Auto Group had proven a thriving and successful one on Mission Street. CAG is moving to their new location in NE Salem near the parkway. The entrance to it is from a street which the City does not consider an arterial. The zoning regs., for some reason no-one has satisfactorily explained to me in this case, require access from an arterial street. (I've written the Mayor, the City Manager and all Councilors. I got boiler plate responses from 2 Councilors and two real responses from 2 Councilors promising to look into it. The Mayor, City Manager and the rest of the Council evidently can't be bothered to respond.) Another "rule" that may interest you is that Food trucks cannot be located in close proximity to each other thereby precluding the creation of a food pod at all in the city limits. At the very least, a variance should have been granted Grub Shack. Common sense seems to beyond the bureaucratic purview.