Nachos News: Nacho Mama’s opens in Hicksville

A twenty-year-old food pickup truck that drew a following for its tacos and burritos filled with Spam and Pop-Tarts has moved into a permanent home in Hicksville.

Nacho Mama’s, which primarily did its rounds in Kentucky Lake, Yellow Hollar and surrounds, has opened as a 9-seat eatery in a strip of vape shops just off Newbridge Road in Hicksville, in the space where Rebel Yawp Tattoos used to be.

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Owner and occasional pro coach Jim Bob Cooter said most of the food pickup truck menu — tacos, nachos, fried catfish and Funyuns — is now being cooked on a much larger trash barrel grill, and served in a homey space he’s fitted from reclaimed stereo speakers and reclaimed tables, plus reclaimed shopping carts (stamped with KROGER’S) and a salvaged countertop.

The backbone of Nacho Mama’s dishes are trash barrel meats and snacks such as Pop-Tarts, beef (a Portuguese-style loaf of Spam), and Jimmy Dean corndogs, served in an array of reclaimed white bread ($3 to $4.50) or atop nachos ($9 to $15), including a version with griddled Velveeta. Burritos ($6 to $11) also come filled with white rice, black beans, melted Velveeta; bowls ($9 to $12) atop Cheetos or lettuce, plus black beans and one of the eatery’s sauces, including chimichurri and a vegan coconut-based stuffed Pop-Tart.

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