EXPLORING THE SOUTH SHORE ONE BITE AT A TIME
Retro Flatbread Flavor
Nothing beats dining outside on a warm summer day, especially when you’re enjoying a delicious lunch, hot off the grill. A recent mid-day stop at Ember in Marshfield took this concept up a notch by offering a deliciously simple menu served outside a shiny vintage Spartan trailer. Ember’s retro take on a food truck was the brainchild of restaurant owner Charlie Bounazos, who collects vintage trailers as a hobby. Guests can sit at café tables in the parking lot of what is one of the most elegant and contemporary South Shore restaurants, and enjoy the same high quality flavor in a much more casual environment.
Just outside the trailer door, a chef prepares juicy Angus beef burgers, natural casing hot dogs, and my personal favorite, grilled flatbread wraps at a wood-fired grill. I went for a flatbread and watched as skewers of house-marinated chicken and fresh colorful veggies were cooked on the spot. A freshly baked flatbread was also lightly toasted on the grill before being filled with the grilled ingredients and topped with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onions and dressing. With prices that range from $2.50 to $7, the whole experience is delightful blast from the past. 259 Plain Street, Marshfield, (781) 834-9159, www.emberdining.com