April 16, 2024

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Pamplin Media Team – New Estacada meals truck serves incredibly hot pet dogs with a twist

Kellan’s Canine on Southwest Zobrist Street focuses on special dishes impressed by Mexican and American fusion

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Richard Schjoth and Juan Luna stand in front of Martha, the vingage food truck they restored to house Kellan's Dogs.

When Juan Luna and Richard Schjoth acquired a vintage food items truck, the former owners had named the sky-blue motor vehicle Martha.

Schjoth and Luna are now introducing their personal tale to the 50-12 months-aged truck’s previous as they build incredibly hot canine with 1-of-a-variety combinations.

“There’s no telling how a lot of organizations have been in and out of Martha,” Schjoth said, incorporating that the auto has often operated as a food truck.

Kellan’s Puppies opened at 360 S.W. Zobrist St. on Thursday, April 8. The business enterprise beforehand was positioned at the Eastport Foodstuff Centre in Portland and moved to Estacada simply because Luna and Schjoth liked the city.

“Our purpose is to be various, clean, pleasant and affordable,” said Luna, who earlier worked as a sous chef and a kitchen supervisor. “We want persons to be in a position to find the money for to consume with us.” PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Kellan's signature hot dog is wrapped in bacon and topped with melted mozzarella cheese, pico de gallo and Thousand Island dressing. Grilled onions and jalepeno peppers come on the side.

When 1 of Estacada’s latest meals vans opened for its very first day in town, meals was bought out within an hour and a fifty percent.

The two made a decision to focus on serving very hot dogs to build a little something exclusive.

“We preferred anything distinct than anything at all else, so we did superior-good quality warm canine,” Luna stated. “It is really not just a warm dog. It is really a dish.”

“The menu is built with appreciate,” Schjoth extra.

Luna explained the foodstuff as American and Mexican fusion. Objects like chips, chili and pico de gallo are cooked contemporary every single day.

Kellan’s signature pet dog is wrapped in bacon and topped with melted mozzarella cheese, pico de gallo and Thousand Island dressing, with grilled onions and jalapeno peppers on the aspect.

“This is way various. No a single has this dish,” Luna said.

The menu also capabilities Shawna’s chili potato chips, topped with cheddar cheese, grilled onions and jalapeno peppers.

Schjoth, who also operates as a mechanic, met Shawna Oswalt when he set a auto for her. When he was restoring Martha prior to the opening of Kellan’s Dogs, she enable him function on the auto in her garden and coated the charge of electrical energy.

“You really don’t meet up with people today like that all the time,” he claimed.

Luna and Schjoth glance ahead to connecting with the group as they serve food items.

A single day shortly following opening, they performed 1950s rock and roll as they took orders.

“An aged purchaser started out dancing. That made my coronary heart smile so massive,” Schjoth reported.

If you go

What: Kellan’s Canine

Where by: 360 S.W. Zobrist St.

Several hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays

Extra: Facebook.com/kellansdogs

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Juan Luna prepares a dish at Kellan's Dogs in Estacada.

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