Chef Bruce Ucán and Anne Shadle of the Mayan Café opened their most recent venture, Mayan Street Food on August 18, 2017. A food truck serving street food originating from Chef Ucán’s native Yucatan peninsula, the truck is the exclusive food partner of Gravely Brewing Co. Located at 514 Baxter Avenue, Gravely is Louisville’s only brewery and music venue serving up both craft beer and craft music.
Owners Nathaniel Gravely & Cory Buenning sought out Mayan Café as their food partner for its strong reputation of quality food and local sourcing as well as Ucán’s start as a food truck in 1996, arguably the first food truck in Louisville. Buenning and Gravely are brothers-in-law and Shadle and Ucán are brother and sisters-in-law, so they all share the value of building solid family businesses. The food truck is open for service Monday through Saturday evenings and serves a variety of snacks, tacos and salbutes, Mayan puffy tacos. Commonwealth Cure, a local smoked meat company, cooks from the truck on Sundays, bringing a meat-centric switch up for Sunday “funkday.”
Says Chef Ucán
”The food is meant to be fun and casual, easy to eat at a bar and the right complement for Cory’s craft beers.” Each dish will feature local meats and fish, working with such Kentucky farms as Pike Valley Farms, Stone Cross Farms, Fin Gourmet Foods and Centerpoint Farm. Their commitment to local sourcing will remain as strong here as it is at their 10-year old restaurant and they intend to show the restaurant scene in Louisville that farm-to-table is a trend that’s here to stay. Nathaniel Gravely says, “We are passionate about combining fresh beer and live music in ways that have never been done before and the addition of Mayan Street Food as our food partner creates a curated and memorable experience for all of our guests. We are thrilled to partner with these guys.”