Hello everyone and happy Thursday! We have some delicious news to share with all of you today! A new food truck is coming to St. John! And it gets better… It will be parked at Hansen Bay, so you can have great food with a beautiful view! Sounds pretty good to me!
The food truck is called Captain Awesome Yummy Eats on the Beach, and it is being launched by Hali and Rick Millson. It’s a family affair, Hali said, with her stepson Bryce – also known as Chef Red – acting as the truck’s main chef. Bryce worked as a chef at one of the top barbecue restaurants in Dallas prior to coming to St. John, and he plans to serve Texas-style tacos at the truck, so you know that’s going to be delicious! Hali and Rick’s son Smith, 13, served as the inspiration for the truck’s name, as he often goes by Captain Awesome in the Millson household.
One thing that I find to be pretty amazing about the Millson family is that they moved to St. John just two weeks prior to Hurricane Irma … and they’re still here. So a big kudos to them for that. Hali said the family has been vacationing here for the past 10 years, and it is the only place where their son Smith, who has autism, ever seemed truly happy. So they decided last year to sell the family business; Hali quit her job as third grade teacher; they sold the house; and the family moved to St. John.
Hali said they never thought twice about leaving island following the storm, and said that the storms actually brought their family closer together.
“We aren’t going anywhere,” Hali told me Wednesday night.
You’ve gotta love that spirit.
Captain Awesome Yummy Eats on the Beach opens officially this Saturday, May 5th. It will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The food truck is located on St. John’s East End at Hansen Bay beach, which is just a few miles east of Coral Bay.