Worth Knowing: New Food Truck in Hanover today!


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There is a brand new food truck on Lebanon Street in Hanover today. It's called On a Roll, and it's the brainchild of Martha Esersky Lorden with some help from husband Bruce. (Both Lordens are retired high school teachers.) 

Lorden has been a personal chef for more than a decade. She regularly publishes articles about food, health, cooking, and more subjects that we can list here in her blog outtathekitchen.com. She had thought she would open a small restaurant or café, but she decided that a food truck was the better way to go to start. Lorden looked for a vintage-style food truck for months. She located one in Missouri and was thinking about buying it and shipping it to the Upper Valley. But then she drove past a food truck with a for sale sign on it in Windsor. It was perfect. So she purchased it in October, painted it, acquired all of the permits she needed to take it live and got it ready for the road. Today is the first day!

On a Roll is parked on Lebanon Street just up from Hanover High School and next to Dartmouth's Memorial Stadium. It will be there today until 3 pm. What's on the menu? For breakfast there is a biscuit with scrambled egg and maple bacon, a breakfast sandwich or scrambled eggs with hash browns and sausage - all served with fruit salad. A pretty great deal for $4.  And for lunch there are multiple paninis like the Peppy Jack (Pepper Jack cheese, sweet pepper jelly and roasted peppers), the Pepper Jacket (all of the previous ingredients plus flank steak) and the Reuben-esque (Corn beef, Swiss cheese, 1000 island on rye). There are also hot sandwiches like a Pastrami or Pulled Pork. And don't forget dessert - Creme de Menthe chocolate chip brownies or chocolate chip cookies. The menu will change daily.

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Looking forward, Lorden plans to bring On a Roll to Hanover on Wednesdays, to the River Mill complex in Lebanon on Thursdays, and to the Dartmouth Green on Sundays. Regular hours will probably be from 8 am to 3 pm. She will also bring On a Roll to various farmer's markets and events, and it is available for private events. 

Finally, it's also worth knowing that both Lordens are retired Upper Valley high school teachers.

The earlier food truck Renaissance may be arriving to the Upper Valley a little late, but it seems like it's here now. Yay.

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