EVANSVILLE – Summer 2023 has been the season for new food trucks, and there’s another one to be introduced. His Shortstacks Kitchena West Virginia-flavored truck in sourdough bread, cured meats and country side dishes—and no, it doesn’t serve pancakes.
The car is named after owner Christa Chambers. Her nickname is Shortstacks because she is less than 5 feet tall, so a friend suggested she name her truck that.
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She and her husband Andy moved here from Charleston, West Virginia about 14 years ago with their three children. She always enjoyed cooking for her family and had friends who would occasionally ask her if she would cook a little extra for them. She knew that cooking would be a good business for her when she had time to start one. The truck has been running since May with Christa at the helm and the rest of the family helping out.
What’s on the menu?
Homemade sourdough bread is a big deal for Chambers.
“It was one of the things we grew up with,” Chambers said. “When we moved here, people talked about it when I did it because it’s something you don’t see that much here, especially not on food trucks. All sandwiches on the menu are served on homemade sourdough bread.”
The smokehouses on the truck are electric and can be converted into ovens, so it can bake 30 loaves of bread at once if needed.
Speaking of smokers, the ribs and pulled pork are seasoned with Chambers’ secret recipe and smoked right on the truck. She prefers to eat it without sauce, but sauce is available if you’d like.
Pulled pork is used to top Loaded Mac n Cheese and Loaded Pork Nachos.
Hillbilly Chicken Bites also hail from West Virginia. It’s not a traditional dish, but Andy made it when he was grilling at home. Pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in bacon, baked in a smokehouse and served topped with barbecue sauce.
Andy’s Mushrooms are another family favorite – they are mushrooms that are seasoned and then smoked for cooking.
Other sides include ranch pasta salad, baked beans and potato salad. Everything is homemade.
Check the menu for specials from time to time. Italian-style stromboli wrapped in fresh dough are cut into portions and served with homemade marinara sauce for dipping. Children’s back ribs are sometimes offered, and with the approaching colder weather, soups appear on the menu.
Watch the Shortstacks Kitchen Facebook page at for service times and dates or call 304-380-8835 for more information.