Green Truck Pub was founded on a simple premise: Savannahians deserve a casual place to eat and drink well. We do simple food the hard way- by handmaking everything from ketchup and pimento cheese to salad dressing and veggie patties. Eating well also means doing some good for the local economy by sourcing everything from meat to corkboards close to home.
But how did this all come about?
It’s a story you’ve heard before. Boy goes to school. Boy becomes fancy-pants engineer. Boy marries awesome Girl. Boy ditches fancy-pants job to slave in a kitchen for very little pay. Girl shakes head.
Our story could have ended here, but then you wouldn’t be reading this, would you?
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Boy is Josh and the Girl is Whitney. Josh actually was an engineer right out of college, but eventually figured out his pants weren’t meant to be fancy. He realized he loved cooking and bringing people together around a table. And so, starting as a server, he worked his way from delivery guy, baker, greasy line cook, kitchen manager, general manager – for seven years, hoping that at some point he’d find a home for his vision.
Whitney, who knew very little about restaurants besides knowing what she liked, trusted Josh’s vision enough to pay for his ass when the going got tough… and to give him rides when that old truck broke down.
How about that truck, huh?
The truck is a 1965 Chevy Stepside. Obviously, it’s beautiful. But it’s more than that. Old vehicles reflect the time they came from. This truck was created with a purpose – it was for work. Sure, there are much easier ways to get around nowadays, but when you rebuild a truck by hand, it becomes more than transportation. It becomes a part of you, and you, a part of it. Doing things the easy way, you often miss out on the real value. But nothing worth doing is ever easy.
That’s why we:
• source absolutely all of our grass-fed all natural, hormone free, beef from Hunter Cattle Company in nearby Brooklet
• work with area farms to get produce in season
• caffeinate you with small-batch coffee from Perc Coffee right down the street
• print menus and t-shirts from local menu-ers and t-shirt-ers
• use booths, bulletin boards, mirrors, tables and chairs made, or salvaged and resold, by locals
• serve and imbibe beers from small American craft brewers owned and operated in the USA.
• recycle everything we can: glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and cooking oil
• compost food waste when possible
As part of the community, we support local organizations that are doing good things:
• Forsyth Farmers Market
• Ogeechee Riverkeeper
• Georgia Public Broadcasting
• South Carolina Public Broadcasting
• Savannah Bicycle Campaign
• Savannah Derby Devils
• Savannah Stopover Festival
• Food Day
• The Nature Conservancy
So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by!