Sharon Thompson: Mount Sterling food truck serves gumbo, barbecue

swthompson@herald-leader.comAugust 22, 2013 

If you stumble upon the BBQ n Rouxs food truck in Mount Sterling, you've found some great barbecue and gumbo.

Wayne and Cindy Toy decided they would combine both of their cooking talents and offer an alternative to hot dogs and burgers. They bought a food truck in North Carolina and opened for business in June. Cindy Toy, a registered nurse, makes the gumbo, chicken salad and pies; Wayne Toy smokes the pork over hickory wood.

They operate the food truck at events and on weekends in the parking lot of City Blue, 1501 Indian Mound Drive. On Friday, the Toys will be at the Rock the Courthouse concert in downtown Mount Sterling.

The menu includes barbecue nachos (nacho chips, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, white cheddar cheese and jalapeños); chicken salad on croissant or in a spinach wrap; pulled pork sandwich; and gumbo, which is Cindy Toy's south Louisiana family recipe.

Call (859) 749-3874 or check the BBQ n Rouxs Facebook page for events.

Special events

Bourbon n' Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue, will serve a Low Country shrimp boil at 6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Chevy Chase Street Fair. The 800 block of Euclid will be closed 4 to 10 p.m. for the festivities, which will include live music.

Bourbon n' Toulouse will serve hurricanes and West Sixth Brewing's IPA and amber beers. Other food and drink vendors will include Athenian Grill, MonTea, Rincon, Billy's BBQ, Charlie Brown's and Graeter's Ice Cream. Call (859) 335-0300 or go to

■ While in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, drop by the Greek Festival on Saturday. It will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cassidy Elementary School, 1125 Tates Creek Road.

The event will include Greek food, music, dancing and a boutique sale. The cost is $2. Proceeds support the Greek Orthodox Church's building fund. Call (859) 266-1921 or go to

■ The Lexington Farmers Market will hold its annual Taste of the Farm Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday featuring recipes from Beyond the Fence: A Culinary Look at Historic Lexington. Ingredients will come from market members and will highlight the quality and breadth of market offerings, market manager Jeff Dabbelt said. Red Barn Radio will provide music. The dinner will be at the Fifth Third Bank Pavillion in Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. Tickets, $45, are available at any market location or at


The Dish, 438 South Ashland Avenue, celebrated its fifth anniversary this month with the return of the restaurant's original chef, Jeremiah Bowman.

"He is back from working for a year in Cincinnati and has a whole new arsenal of ideas and dishes to share with the foodies in Lexington," owner Trish Tungate said. "We will be putting out some new late-summer additions to our menu in the coming weeks."

The Dish offers half-price bottles of wine if you buy two dinner entrees on Wino Wednesday, and happy hour runs all night on Thursdays. Call (859) 317-8438 or go to

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, peppers, melons, berries, peaches, apples, lamb, goat, chicken, beef, pork, baked goods, herb seasoning, pimento and beer cheese, jams, eggs and cut flowers. Go to

Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market will have sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, squash and melons. Home processors have pickles, relishes, jams and jellies, and fresh baked goodies. Kentucky Proud products include jerky, barbecue sauce and salsa. Hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on Depot Street.

Sharon Thompson: (859) 231-3321. Twitter: @FlavorsofKY. Blog:

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