Best Food Truck: Skull Creek Greek
Steamboat Springs — Skull Creek Greek’s “Wagon-Ago-go” is more than just a food cart to owner Cynthia Pougiales, who married into the Greek culture years ago.
The cart, which can be seen around town serving up traditional Greek gyros, salads and falafels, is a converted 1930s sheepherder’s wagon she found in a metal scrap yard in Moffat County.
Pougiales sees the wagon as a “cultural curiosity,” and a way to teach people about Greek heritage and foods.
“I wanted to really bring to the front some heritage tourism and talk about the Greek community,” says Pougiales, who opened Skull Creek Greek café on Lincoln Avenue in 2013, and followed with the portable wagon about two years ago.
Pougiales said people are drawn to the fresh Greek dishes and the restaurant’s and wagon’s consistently delicious menu items.
“We have a good, healthy product and we have real fresh food,” she says. “We’re fast, and people like it. It’s usually folks on the go.”
The wagon can be found regularly at the Steamboat Springs Farmers Market, Steamboat Free Summer Concerts, or parked at West Lincoln Park near the Yampa River’s C-Hole and at special events including Art in the Park, the Kickball Klassic and Yampa River Festival.
The wagon, which has its own electricity and water holding tanks on board, is also available to be booked for catering at special events.
Pougiales, who is also an architect, says she enjoys running the wagon, and her downtown café, because of how fun it is.
“I love my staff, and we all have a blast, and I think that transfers to the customer experience — that we’re just having fun,” Pougiales says.
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