Peach Tree Eatery now open at Peach Street Distillers in Palisade
WHAT: Peach Tree Eatery
WHEN: Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 144 S. Kluge Ave., Palisade
INFO: find The Peach Tree Eatery on Facebook
Chad Howard and Kathryn Luther are living their dream of being their own boss and running their own kitchen.
The kitchen, totaling eight feet by 10 feet, may be smaller than they are used to, and is certainly more cramped, with all the trappings of a full kitchen, plus Howard, Luther and a part-time employee. But, the small space doesn’t slow the pair down from cooking up unique dishes in their permanent food truck, Peach Tree Eatery, located just outside Peach Street Distillers (144 S. Kluge Ave., Palisade).
Peach Tree Eatery is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The menu consists of a variety of dishes including, American, Thai and Mexican.
“We decided to serve food that sounded good to us,” Howard said. “We can’t categorize the whole menu, we just wanted to cook food because we enjoy it and the people do too. It has influences from all over.”
Tacos start at $3 each; salads, quesadillas, sandwiches or wraps range from $9-$10. The dishes can be made with chicken, pork, steak or vegetables. Nachos, fries, chips and salsa or guacamole are also available. Craving sweets? Try five brownie bites (which are gluten free) for $4, or Howard’s signature dessert, drunken doughnuts ($2-$5; fresh donuts rolled in cinnamon and sugar, filled with whipped cheesecake and drizzled with strawberry bourbon sauce).
Luther’s favorite dish is the pork wrap ($9) which has apple and green chile braised pork on a wrap with mustard aioli, romaine, tomatoes, grated apples, green chiles, and provolone.
Howard and Luther are self-taught chefs who have come together to share their passion for cooking a plethora of dishes at their latest adventure of a food truck.
“The challenge has been learning to cook in such a limited space,” Luther said. “But, once you get used to it, it’s not bad at all.”
Luther is a pastry chef by trade and helps Howard at the truck each day.
“We all share responsibilities so we aren’t stuck doing the same thing,” Howard said. “It’s enjoyable even coming in to do the dishes.”
During the summer months the pair noted it can get a bit hot in the kitchen, but they stick it out to share their love of cooking with visitors and residents of Palisade.
“I love Palisade for the fresh fruits and produce,” Howard said. “It’s a pleasure to go to a farmer that we know and get cherries, or whatever, straight from them.”
The owners hope to stay open year round, and for many years to come.
For more information, find The Peach Tree Eatery on Facebook.
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