Our stalwart and somewhat chilly Big Bend correspondent Fern McDougal writes, ” Far West Texas was hit with a soggy snowstorm Dec. 1, but diners at the Food Shark in Marfa were snug, warm and, I would think, rather amused.
“The Food Shark Dining Bus, a rolling dining room, was used for the first time that day. Eventually, it could rival the Food Shark food truck as one of the most photographed Marfa icons. That Food Shark truck, a’74 Ford van retired from delivering Butter Krust bread, has been refitted with a kitchen and serving window. Proprietors Krista Steinhauer, the talented cook, and muse Adam Bork, the guy with the wrench and paint sprayer, serve lunches under a canopy on Highland Avenue.
“Bork said unpleasant weather was deterring potential customers, so the Dining Bus was conceived to get diners out of the weather. He bought the ’89 Bluebird school bus at auction three weeks ago and refitted it to seat 29.
“For photos of the bus and other vintage vehicles in the Shark fleet on Dec. 1, see http://tinyurl.com/y9gp44y.
Thanks, Fern. Stay warm! Pat