It was 2017 when chef Keith Oliver was in Las Vegas and got a call from his wife. His father’s friend was getting rid of his food truck. But, it wasn’t an opportunity that it was this eager to explore. He didn’t leave Vegas for that. Or at least he thought so.
“I thought it was something small. I swept it away, ”Oliver said. “I’m in Vegas. I will see him when I return to Long Island. Nonetheless, it was during the same month that he took over the truck, initially serving dishes like sausages and peppers. and specialty burgers before turning to a “modern southern menu”.
After a bit of a renovation, Good Eats was on the road to making Southern produce – fried jerk shrimp with steak fries ($ 18), fried lobster tail with macaroni and cheese, and red velvet cornbread ($ 20) and Drunk Henny BBQ Chicken Bites, also served with steak fries ($ 12).
Oliver, whose resume includes Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville and Rare650 in Syosset, was born and raised in Huntington, but has since moved to gain culinary experience in different states.
“I spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. That’s what influenced the menu, ”he said.
The truck, which originally only traveled to and from Huntington and Inwood, can now be found in breweries across the island including Secatogue Brewing Company in West Islip, Noble Savage Brewing Company in Glen Cove, Six Harbors Brewing Company at Huntington and Barnshed Brewing. in Hicksville. It can also be found at the Food Truck Fridays held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown. Check out the Good Eats Grill food truck on Instagram @goodeatsgrill_foodtruck for his calendar.