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Neighborhood Eats: Dahlia's on the Davidson

Dahlia's on the Davidson is a food truck that has a permanent location at the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest in Brevard. (Photo credit: Katie Killen, WLOS)

For this week's edition of Neighborhood Eats, we headed to Brevard to a spot along the Davidson River.

Even though Dahlia's on the Davidson is a food truck, it has a permanent location at the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest.

The food is fantastic -- but it's the meaning behind the name of this food truck that has a lot of customers coming back.

Proof of Dahlia's deliciousness can be found in their biggest little fans.

"I like the hot dogs," Bentley Deaver told us.

Bentley's mom, Shasta, said her family visits Dahlia's food truck at least once a week.

"It's very reasonable. I've got three little ones, and I can feed all of us for, you know, way cheaper than the fast food restaurants, and it's way better food," she said.

Shasta's experience is exactly what owner and chef Jennifer Eckert is trying to do.

"We aim towards fresh and healthy, but delicious," Eckert explained. "We do everything homemade as much as we can."

The food truck got its name from Dahlia -- a little girl in a Hoduras orphanage. But the food truck doesn't just share a name with Dahlia. All of the truck's tips go to the orphanage, too.

"Every time somebody gives a dollar, it's actually worth 20 in Honduran money. So, you know, it's a big deal," Eckert said. "So far this year, I think we've sent about $3,400. So, it adds up quick."

Customers like Keith Bond said the business' charitable act is one of many things that keep him coming back.

"That makes me feel good, that she's helping the orphanage out and the kids," Bond said.

Check Dahlia's Facebook page for their most current hours of operation. (they change seasonally). You can also check out their menu here.

This year, they plan on selling Christmas trees, so, they are aiming to stay open through the middle of December.




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