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Sunday’s Best offers variety on the menu from a food truck

Last May, Abbeville resident Bridgette Woods, 44, opened Sunday’s Best Express, a food truck that offers catfish, hamburgers, Philly cheese steak sandwiches and more.

Woods, who once worked as the deputy clerk for the Lafayette County Tax Collector’s Office, and her husband, Michael Woods, who works for Pepsi as a sales account manager in the Oxford area, decided to go into the mobile food business after pondering the idea for years.

“I’ve always catered for nine or 10 years on the side, along with my other job,” Bridgette Woods said. “When we would go on vacation, we would see different food trailers. We would always say we wanted one.”

Last year, they finally decided to make it happen. Woods said there are about five food trucks now in the Oxford area. Some are based out of other towns, but they come to Oxford to sell food.

Sunday’s Best Express features a variety of food on the menu.

“We have an open menu ranging from catfish to hot wings,” she said. “We are really known for our Philly cheese and our hamburgers.”

The menu also features wings, homemade lemonade, tea, hush puppies, fries, fried green tomatoes and more.

The business also caters. On Mondays and Tuesdays, they set up lunch at the Winchester factory in Oxford. They also sell food at festivals in other towns.

“We stay pretty busy,” she said. “Our goal is to eventually get a building. I also do soul food cooking, and that’s what people want.”

Food combos generally range from $6 to $8.Woods said she loves meeting new customers.

“You get to see different ranges of people, and they get excited when the see the truck,” she said.

About LaReeca Rucker

LaReeca Rucker is a writer, reporter and adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism and New Media.

A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she spent a decade at the Gannett-owned Clarion-Ledger - Mississippi's largest daily newspaper - covering stories about crime, city government, civil rights, social justice, religion, art, culture and entertainment for the paper's print and web editions. She was also a USA Today contributor.

This year, she received a first place award from the Mississippi Press Association for “Best In-Depth Investigative Reporting.” The story written in 2014 for The Oxford Eagle chronicles the life of a young mother with two sons who have epilepsy, and details how she is patiently hoping legalized cannabis oil experimentation will lead to a cure for their disorder.

Her website is www.lareecarucker.com.

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