Local vendors capitalize on Market appetites

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

High Point Market is anything but business as usual for local restaurants and chefs.
Local restaurateurs see High Point Market as an opportunity to showcase their talent and draw in more business.
Taylor Epperson mans the Tipsy’z Tavern food truck outside of Showplace where several food trucks set up shop. Epperson said that business has been great in the Tipsy’z truck’s first visit to market.
“People know our name already because of the restaurant so we already get a lot of good market business,” Epperson said. “We used to cater but I think the trucks are easier because people walk right by us instead of having to go to specific showrooms.”
Epperson said that their best seller is the “Bleu Got Barbequed” burger that is stuffed with Bleu cheese crumbles and topped with apple and barbecue sauce.
Nick Benshoff owns a food truck, Bandito Burrito Truck, out of Greensboro but swapped his truck and burritos for a kitchen in Market Square for Three Guys and a Bowl Thai Cafe.
The space above The Boiler Room had been a restaurant previously but Benshoff and his partners Chris Blackburn and Ryan Saunders thought it would be a good spot for a pop up restaurant.
“It’s a big trend in bigger cities and we thought this was a great way to try it out and market is a perfect time,” Benshoff said.
Three Guys and a Bowl is open every day during market from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Benshoff said that business for the pop up restaurant has been very good.
“We have a good return rate,” he said. “We’re getting people back here once more and more people realize that we’re out here.”