The first weekend of 70 degree weather in Green Bay is a sacred one. If you waste it in your home, you’ve let the world pass you by. My husband and I couldn’t do that. We spent very little of our time at home last Saturday, and we found ourselves at Blue Suede Foods’ truck outside of Noble Roots Brewing Co. on our first visit to either business. There are few better ways to enjoy a warm afternoon.
Noble Roots has been around since 2016. I’ve sampled some of their beers at local bars since I first moved to Green Bay, but I never made the effort to take myself to the far eastern side of town and see their facility. Anything east of where I live somehow seems very far off. The closer to the college, the less it registers on my radar. Blue Suede Foods convinced us to make the trek, however, after watching their journey from sitting outside a bar just a few blocks from us night after night to making near weekly trips to breweries outside of town to serve.
The menu is stand out on its own. There are several dishes that employ the fusion of different cultural techniques to create something wild and new in Green Bay’s food truck scene. They’re also among the first I’ve been to that employ a beeper system so that you can return to the truck for your meal once its ready rather than wait around outside for the cooks to yell at you. This method let my husband and I sit and enjoy a whole beer in the meantime. Nearly every table surrounding us also had these beepers, so we didn’t mind the wait.
Blue Suede regularly opens for delivery via Eatstreet if you can’t make it out to their events that they announce on facebook. Keep an eye on their page to know exactly where they are and when they’re open, and you too can enjoy their innovative Wisconsin focused menu for yourself. My husband and I greatly enjoyed eating with them on one of the first nice days of the year, and we will be doing so more and more as food truck season ramps up properly.
The first warm Saturday of the year invigorated me to go out and enjoy the great City of Green Bay as well as I possibly could, and the best way to start a day of exploration is with a cup of coffee. Kavarna has been on the radar for a long time. The Broadway district is home to many different restaurants and shops I have yet to explore during my time here in town, and Kavarna was no exception. While my husband and I waited for the shops in the mall to open, we stopped in for a quick breakfast and drink.
Upon first glance, it looks like a very small coffee house. There is, however, significant seating behind the counter. The front area of the building is deceiving. Don’t be too scared if you arrive and find most of the first tables you see completely full. There may be somewhere to sit left yet. We showed up in the odd moment between the early risers and the brunch crowd, so getting a seat wasn’t so hard for us.
Their cookie for the day was a chocolate chunk cookie that I ordered for myself as a waystation between the early morning and the anticipated early dinner my husband and I would have at the end of our west side adventures for the day. The name tells you what you’re getting: chunks of chocolate, not little chips. Just enough dough to hold them all together and enough salt in it to counter balance the sweetness of the milk chocolate.
Kavarna is slightly out of our way for a frequent experience, but as far as Green Bay’s coffee houses go, their breakfast options are among some of the best that we’ve enjoyed with local coffee. Any daytime excursion to the Broadway district would be incomplete without a visit to Kavarna. Keep an eye out for them during the farmer’s market season. They’re often out on the street during the Wednesday night market serving drinks to keep you wandering the vendors.
We’ll be seeing them again very soon for just that. Thanks for a great start to a great day.