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Photo: Brenda Holderfield

On Sunday, October 11, we went down to Tidal Creek Brewhouse in Myrtle Beach to check out the debut of my friend Joe Czapla’s new zero-waste food truck, NO FKS Given.

On October 3rd, The Sun News ran my story about Joe and the truck. You can read it by clicking HERE.

Photo: Brenda Holderfield

As with the travail of giving birth, most entrepreneurs go through labor pains of their own, and Joe is no exception. After a couple of false starts and the fact that he began this odyssey in the face of the COVID-19 situation with its inherent challenges, the man prevailed…

And Sunday’s event proved this beyond any shadow of doubt – and is a testimony to Joe’s tenacity.

Even under rainy conditions, the if-you-build-it-they-will-come paradigm proved to be correct. People did come – and lots of them.

Joe’s wife, Dawn, was handling orders at the window – while Joe handled the cooking with Anthony Novielli. The folks standing in line to order and those waiting for their orders seemed to be a friendly bunch, and I didn’t notice any drama from the ranks – although I noticed recently on Facebook that Joe received some feedback about ticket times and is working on of streamlining this process.

This reminded me of a music gig. It was showtime for NO FKS Given, and the downbeat had already happened. Keep playing.

We ordered the craft burgers – mine with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and pickles – on a toasted potato roll. I also had freedom fries with sea salt and black pepper. Both items were piping hot and absolutely delicious. That potato roll, though – clearly fresh-baked and awesome.

Sunday’s Menu

Glad we got the chance to attend, and I wish the Czaplas the very best.

Joe Czapla