In the spotlight: 85Fifty – Best Food Truck
The best food truck in Grand County sits adjacent to the bar with the best beers on tap and on the second best patio.
The unity between 85Fifty and Fraser River Beer Co. makes for an ideal experience. Inside a colorfully painted trailer, 85Fifty offers a diverse menu with flavors that can’t be found anywhere else in the county.
The Korean beef sandwich is everyone’s favorite, but fusion foods like the Korean mushroom Philly and a jalapeno elk bratwurst are some of the delicious dishes pub-goers often enjoy with their drinks.
“We have stuff on the menu that’s just not on other menus,” owner Androw Miller said. “That was the whole point, to try to set up something that was a little different.”
85Fifty opened in May 2019. When Miller was given the opportunity to start the business, his mind went to the child he and his wife were expecting.
“I just wanted to do something to try to set my daughter up,” Miller said. “You know, try to better her quality of life.”
Even with the pandemic, Miller said that business this summer has been better than last. He credits that to the growing reputation of 85Fifty and being able to stay open during the stay at home orders by adapting to the to-go methods required by COVID-19.
“That was kind of trying, but with the way the food truck was set up, we were able to stay open and stay in business, which was good,” he said.
Miller has enjoyed having strong support in the community and loves that 85Fifty has become so appreciated. For Miller, the best part of the venture has been the ability to work for himself.
“It’s kind of the dream,” he said. “I work a lot, so it’s one of those things where it’s a lot — but at the end of the day it’s still pretty rewarding.”
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