New food truck set to roll out in February

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January 23, 2014
By: Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

Butcher Salt will be Minneapolis’ newest food truck when it debuts sometime in February.

It will be operated by Jean Hutar, who has been a cook for most of her life, starting in her parent’s restaurant in her hometown of Ely and most recently at several Chipotles around the Twin Cities.

“I’ve been intrigued by [food trucks] since I started noticing them a few years ago. Everyone looked like they were having fun and really enjoying the food, so eventually I just decided to jump,” said Hutar, who worked at Chipotle for the last 10 years.

The food truck is named for Hutar’s favorite spice blend, which is sea salt infused with a fresh (not dried) rosemary, sage, thyme and marjoram.

“It’s just a really fresh flavor, it just adds levels and depths to the food. The first time I put butcher salt on a burger I was blown away,” she said.

The menu has a mix of potato dishes – including a take on the stuffed hash browns she used to make at her parent’s restaurant – gourmet sandwiches and hot dogs, an apple salad and desserts.

At first Butcher Salt will only be found at events and tap rooms, but once it warms up people downtown will probably find it somewhere on Marquette Ave.

“Once it hits 35, 40 degrees then it’ll be time to hit the streets,” she said.