COMING SOON: Local food truck’s new poutine offers glimmer of hope during the depths of winter

The promise of poutine in the springtime — that’s the lifeline offered by a Dayton-based food truck to help us endure the dismal days of winter.

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton, owned by Katie Marks, announced on its Facebook page that it will expand its menu and will "bring an element of consistency to our operation in the Dayton area" when its season begins the first week of April.

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“Wednesday through Saturdays, April through October, you can find us parked behind The Barrel House from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” Marks wrote. “This isn’t to be confused with their evening setup, Griller B’s. We will still be seasonal and use our service window for ordering and dispense completed orders out of the back of the truck.”

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“We will have weekly specials and much more diverse sandwich toppings this year. In the morning, we will also have coffee and pastries available along with two breakfast sandwiches from 8am-11am, then our lunch menu for the rest of the afternoon (including the finalist for Best Sandwich in Dayton, the Lady Marmalade). You can order food and grab your evening beer selection with a growler or pick from a fabulous bottle selection inside of The Barrel House.”

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And then, Marks dropped the poutine bombshell:

“My former boss introduced me to poutine years ago, and it’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and since we FINALLY have a fryer, we will have about 2-3 options of poutine on our menu on top of our 3-4 rotating sandwiches,” Marks said. “I am absolutely excited for this addition, as the idea for a few poutine options is something I’ve loved since touring the Tillamook cheese factory in 2015 and realizing the potential in flavor combinations.

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Wicked ‘Wich, which will be on DoorDash meal-delivery service this year, will offer a “Buy-One, Get-One” deal on the first day of operation on April 5, when customers can buy a sandwich and get an order of poutine for free.

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“I absolutely cannot wait for you all to try this and see the new Wicked ‘Wich in action,” Marks wrote.

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