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The Dream Eats Cafe enters the local food truck boom

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We're in the midst of a food truck mini-boom. The Dream Eats Cafe is the latest entry into the scene. Owned by Scott Johnson, Brenda Majors and David Matthews, the truck specializes in gourmet lunch grub, according to Johnson, who's owned the catering company An Affair to Remember for the last 17 years in Arkansas and North Carolina. Now operating the on-site catering for War Memorial Stadium, Johnson's making Gate 9 of War Memorial his primary base for Dream Eats, though he predicts he'll move around some.

In the cafe's early days, Johnson said, he'll be serving items like shrimp gazpacho, a Cubano sandwich, a Cobb salad, a chicken Caesar salad, a pulled barbecue chicken sandwich and hand-cut fries. A fuller menu listing is at the truck's Facebook page. Johnson said in the future he'll offer a daily entree special and a daily dessert. The Facebook page and a Twitter account that Johnson is planning on setting up soon will provide info on daily specials.

"Everything we do is made from scratch," Johnson said. "All the dressings are house made. All the marinades."

Johnson said he expects to expand into breakfast and the occasional dinner offerings in the not too distant future.

The truck's phone number is 501-690-8733. According to the cafe's Facebook page, it's closed until Thursday for private catering events.

n Good news for downtown dwellers: The new Boulevard on South Main is now offering its take-home dinners. They're available for pick-up starting at 3:30 p.m. Take-away diners are encouraged to call 375-5100 to reserve their meals. Find out the daily special, which will differ from the one at the Heights, via Boulevard Bake House and Market on Facebook.

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