Why did the Simonson’s cross the road? To find their passion on the other side! After exploring MANY restaurant options, a friend mentioned that he had seen a food truck with a wood-fired oven on Craigslist that turned out to be a converted Snap-On tool truck. So, naturally, they traded their regular paying, 8 hour a day jobs, with benefits; for a miniscule profit margin, 12-16 hour days (8 on their days off) and no pay at all to follow their dreams.
Together, Kevin and Colin have over 60 years of west coast restaurant experience in everything from dishwashing to bartending to cooking and everywhere from truck stops to 5-star dining experiences. They focus on the food, not the fluff.
Their first food truck, Crossroad Chicken, features weekly changing menus of wood fired oven goodies. Their wood fired fare includes sandwiches, Mary’s free range, air chilled whole chickens (order ahead to make sure you get one) and occasionally, the token taco. They will tickle your taste buds with Rancho Gordo heirloom bean chili, hearty soups and tasty salads. They feature local, seasonal and sustainably farmed ingredients whenever possible and will create custom salads or sandwiches upon request.
After surviving a year and a half of working side by side the brothers decided to branch out. They got a second truck, roped in their brother Jake and Crossroad Burger was born! This truck specialized in tasty Niman Ranch beef burgers, as well as sandwiches, salads and other tasty eats. With their new truck Kevin and Colin continue to focus on the food and do what they can to support their local farms & communities. Their food, along with their offbeat humor, make every experience an appetizing and entertaining one.
As this business transformed Kevin & Colin decided to split into two separate companies. Kevin continued with Crossroad Chicken in Napa & Colin with Crossroad Burger in Fairfield, which became Crossroad Kitchen Jan 2015. The change from Crossroad Burger to Crossroad Kitchen allowed Colin to be more flexible with his menu & helped move the company’s focus more toward catering.
Mother Nature has provided an incentive to visit the Crossroad trucks…hunger! Kevin and Colin continually provide mouth-watering, wholesome foods to satisfy any appetite. Their philosophy is to take the food that’s available seasonally and let the products shine.
You can find Colin and his Crossroad Kitchen truck every Sunday at Wooden Valley Winery. He serves amazing lunch options from 12pm-3pm. Grab some wine from the tasting room, order lunch from Colin and enjoy Suisun Valley’s beautiful wine country.