Tuesday, May 4, 2021

South G Kitchen's Gastropub Fare on Wheels

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM

After a soft opening April 29, Danny Emmenecker's fledgling food truck South G Kitchen has settled into the spot behind the Arcata Redwood Curtain Brewery (550 S. G St., Arcata), serving "pub fusion," food that’s "familiar but elevated,” with elements like kale slaw for the fish and chips and homemade pickles. "The beer at the Redwood Curtain is for a sophisticated palate and I believe our food truck is, too,” he says.

Ribeye tacos with black garlic aioli and pickled shallots. - PHOTO BY JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Photo by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Ribeye tacos with black garlic aioli and pickled shallots.

Originally from Michigan, Emmenecker says he worked in kitchens there, in Colorado and the Bay Area before settling in Humboldt six years ago. Some of the draw is the natural landscape and his love of trail running, which is how he spends his time off. Locally, he lists Mazzotti's, Salt, Harvest, Brett Shuler Catering and Loco Fish Co. on his resume. “I’ve always love line cook culture," he says, "food is my creative outlet.”

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