Mattie Beason, owner of Mattie B’s Public House and Black Twig Cider House, has joined up to collaborate with Steve Frasher, a Durham general contractor, and business partner Gil Scharf, to open County Fare, a year round mini food truck rodeo and bar.
Located in the Lakewood neighborhood, County Fare, will rotate four food trucks parked next to a barn that seats 150 people inside and another 200 outside. Diners can bring their food truck fare inside and enjoy beer, wine and cider, along with some kid-friendly snacks cooked in the County Fare kitchen. The County Fare bar will have 30 taps and a “bottoms up” system, which fills beer from the bottom of the glass and gives a more exact pour.
The name is a playful nod to the amusement park that once stood at the site of the Lakewood Shopping Center in the early 1900s. County Fare is expected to open in early 2018.