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Sunday, October 1, 2023

New Mexican food truck joining scene in Fort McCoy

A new food truck specializing in American and Mexican cuisine will celebrate its grand opening in Marion County next week.

Arlene’s Kitchen will host a grand opening celebration for its new food truck on Tuesday, September 12 and Saturday, September 16 at two locations in Marion County: 1440 NE 147th Street in Fort McCoy and 300 SE 8th Street in Ocala.

Owned and operated by Arlene Cline, the food truck features an extensive menu of American and Mexican options, including made-to-order tostadas, tacos, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and wings, among others.

Tacos made by Arlene's Kitchen
Tacos made by Arlene’s Kitchen

Breakfast options include breakfast sandwiches or biscuits of the day, breakfast tacos, grits, and oatmeal.

For lunch, in addition to the classics, the food truck also serves up shrimp and grits, fish sandwiches, Birria tacos, and Mexican hot dogs.

“We are excited to bring Fort McCoy delicious, homemade food made with lots of love. Get ready for the best Mexican-American food,” reads a statement from the organization posted to social media.

Arlene’s Kitchen is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., operating at 300 Southeast 8th Street in Ocala. It is also open on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The business joins several others in the food industry that have opened their doors in recent weeks.

That includes J Marie Brands, a local cheesecake shop that celebrated the grand opening of its first brick-and-mortar location in Ocala over the weekend.

The Flame Indian Kitchen also opened its doors this past weekend near the intersection of I-75 and Hwy 200.

This week, the District Bar & Kitchen will host a grand opening celebration, capping off its multi-month soft opening which began earlier this summer.

This summer has also seen openings of Crave BBQ and Hot DogsBig Lee’s BBQSweet ‘N Savory EatsMorelli’s Pizza and SubsOla Drive-Thru CoffeeSlice, and Fat Boys BBQ.

For more information on the new Mexican-American food truck or its menu, visit Arlene’s Kitchen online.