OUTLOOK 2021: Rudy’s brings street food flare to Polk County | Business

OUTLOOK 2021: Rudy’s brings street food flare to Polk County | Business

Halt at the intersection of East Avenue and Main Avenue in Cedartown on a weekend evening and there will probably be a group ready for a taste of reliable Mexican avenue foods.

And judging by the reaction, there are a large amount of men and women in enjoy with what’s currently being served up.

When proprietor and head chef Rudy Martinez opened Rudy’s very last year, it was a bit of a leap of faith.

His mom and dad had owned and operated a little meals trailer in Cedartown when he was rising up where he acquired to cook. They offered the trailer just after a couple of a long time, but the charm of getting his individual recipes and cooking approaches from the avenue sellers of his family’s indigenous region never left him.

“I usually needed to arrive back again to it. And final calendar year the prospect just introduced by itself,” Martinez said. “It was nothing at all that I had prepared. I wasn’t preparing on opening this up in 2020. But some improvements transpired at my position, and we experienced some money saved up. It just seemed like the proper detail to do.”

As he places it, Martinez was performing as a engineering supervisor at a “big company” just one day and going to the health section the future to come across out what permits he required to open his thought of street meals stand in Cedartown.

As a result of the aid of the wellbeing department, as nicely as the Cedartown Hearth Section and the metropolis of Cedartown, Martinez’s vision of an open-air stand where by he and his household cook dinner and put together chorizo, asada, rooster and other meats as properly as fruit cocktails and other items turned a actuality.

“We experienced the practical experience currently and we observed the time and the correct minute and we went for it,” Martinez stated.

Rudy’s specializes in bringing the working experience of avenue food items to Cedartown, imitating the way persons prepare dinner and consume on the streets of Mexico Town.

“When you stroll down a large avenue in Mexico, you will uncover these minimal stands just about everywhere,” Martinez mentioned. “On every other corner you will obtain a stand, and they are just promoting all types of very good food. And the notion was to convey that listed here.”

With that comes the practice of seasoning and marinating the meat he serves himself with his possess recipes, as perfectly as reducing the meat himself. There is also the apply of not generating their personal tortillas.

“It’s funny, a large amount of people will mention, ‘Why don’t you guys make your possess tortillas?’ and I say, ‘Well then it is no longer road tacos,’” Martinez said. “Handmade tortillas are designed on Sundays at your mom’s residence. If you go to Mexico City, you know, or any other town in Mexico, you will not locate any handmade tortillas at the street taco stands.”

And Martinez says his vision retains going. He is currently looking to broaden with a stand in Rockmart and perhaps Hiram or even Atlanta.

But Cedartown will often be his residence.

“It’s definitely brilliant,” he explained. “Actually, to be honest with you, I have been a little surprised at how well the group has responded to it.”

Martinez talked about that on a new Saturday, when snow showed up for a very little although in the evening, shoppers still came to the stand.

“There ended up men and women sitting here by the fire … having in the snow, while it was snowing. To me it just reveals how significantly men and women appreciate our foodstuff and how considerably they appreciate the kind of culture that we’re seeking to deliver in this article,” he said.