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Meet Gourmet Grub Bus, the bold, new food truck in town

Meet Gourmet Grub Bus, the bold, new food truck in town

TRI-CITIES, Wash. – When is a food truck, more than just a food truck? It's when chefs push the limits by creating flavorful fine foods on the go.

The Gourmet Grub Bus is the newest food truck in town. The owners, Andrew Grassick and Zach Mason, are friends with the dream of bringing bold food to the area.

These guys are cooking up everything from seafood, to gourmet burgers, with zesty vegetarian options in between. (Check out their menu here)

With its adventurous flavors, the chef and owner said they're looking forward to inspiring new food culture in the Tri-Cities.

"I love to create through food, it's my art, it’s what I do,” said Grassick, the chef and owner.

Grassick has been a chef in restaurants for years, but his passion for cuisine started at home.

"It goes way back to when I started cooking in the kitchen with my mom when I was 5 years old, making eggs with her for everyone in the family," he said.

Grassick’s mother operated restaurants when he was a kid. He has fond memories running around her restaurant when he was little.

Now with the Gourmet Grub Bus of his own, he said it's thrilling to have the creative liberty to cook his personal concoctions.

"Before I've always had restraints, but with this food truck I get to do what we do, nobody's holding back," Grassick said.

“The big thing that we're about is really making the food make you stop,” Mason added. “So you take that bite of something and the flavor is so present that it makes you slow down, stop and think about what you just ate."

A new food truck was a simple idea a month ago, and Mason said it is incredible for the Gourmet Grub Bus to be a reality today.

"It makes me feel a real sense of community because there were so many people that participated and came on board," he said.

He said from help from a local design company, Eneix Rising Renovations to support from a local graphics company KREADIVONE, they wouldn’t have gotten up and running so soon.

The Gourmet Grub Bus is celebrating its grand opening Friday.

You can find the food truck in the parking lot of Wicked D's Cider in Kennewick from 4 p.m.–10 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Next week, GGB will be outside Longship Cellars in Downtown Richland Tues.- Sat. from 2 p.m.–8 p.m. and it will be at the Richland Farmer’s market on Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For the next month, the GGB will be busy doing catering and special events. Afterwards, they will announce a more regular schedule for where they will be serving up their grub.

To learn more, you can follow the GGB on Facebook and Twitter, or if you’re interested in having them cater at a party or get together, you can reach them at 509.438.9168.

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