Have you seen the movie “Chef?” It’s about a rundown chef who decides to open up a food truck. Did you watch and think, “I could do this?” Well, that is exactly what happened to David and Mandy Medina. After they sold the family restaurant, David was sitting on the couch watching “Chef” and decided that he could do it too. The city of Heber had never allowed food trucks, but the husband and wife team persisted and finally got the permits they needed to open Lola’s Street Kitchen, Heber’s very first food truck.
Running a restaurant on wheels is not easy. There was lots of red tape to get through, many negotiations to be had and even frostbite while serving up food in the cold. After three years of taking their food truck all over the state of Utah for weddings and events, they finally opened up a brick and mortar restaurant in Midway.
Lola’s is all about sourcing local, organic, high quality ingredients and making everything from scratch. The menu is formed around their homemade bread, which is made by David’s dad, Greg, who has been making the same recipes for more than 50 years. You’ll find his sourdough and nine-grain bread, fresh pita and more. You can’t miss their buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with house-made lemon aioli on a fresh made potato roll, or the turkey avocado burger on Lola’s light and fluffy sweet potato roll. This family-run business is quickly becoming a neighborhood staple.
Now that Lola’s has a permanent home, you can find them at 24 East Main St. in Midway, Utah. Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The food truck will continue to be used for catering and events. To learn about the daily specials, like their famous chili relleno burrito, follow them on Instagram at @Lolasstreetkitchen.