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Brown Bag Out, Moody Trudy’s In at BrewDog in Short North

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BrewDog is ushering in a new sandwich shop to its Short North bar. Former food truck Moody Trudy’s has taken over the kitchen space at 1175 N. High St.

In October 2020, the brewery announced it would be outsourcing its eats, first handing the kitchen over to German Village’s Brown Bag Deli. The deli quietly vacated the space earlier this year.

“Brown Bag has been an awesome partner for us since launching in our Short North location,” says Keith Bennet, special projects and business development manager at BrewDog. “The partnership was always on a short-term basis, and we wish them all the best as they focus on their iconic German Village location.”

Moody Trudy’s will now answer the call of BrewDog’s desire to bring a deli to the neighborhood.

“We are extremely excited to hand over the baton to Moody Trudy’s!” Bennet says. “This will be their first physical space (outside of their food truck, of course!) and we really look forward to our customers being able to sample their amazing and unique sandwich offerings.”

It’s a six-sandwich lineup for the opening menu at Moody Trudy’s – a slight paring down of the food truck experience. However, Owner Trudy King will keep the same spirit of being for “Foodies & Prudies” – as was emblazoned on the side of her truck – with a sandwich that will accommodate almost any eater, including vegan and vegetarian options.

The menu will also include charcuterie plates stacked with local meats and cheeses and sweet treats from Rainy Day Bake Shop. Come mid-August, a trio of ice creams will be added to the menu, courtesy of Indulgence Ice Cream. Shacking up with a brewery, King says to also expect plenty of pairings.

Before the BrewDog opportunity presented itself, King was headed for a permanent park on Moody Trudy’s. The last four years had brought many a lesson in owning a food-based business, let alone a mobile one, and she didn’t want to miss out on her young son’s life.

However, the transition to brick-and-mortar was something King had wanted for a long time. Between finding her food better suited for an actual kitchen, and the temperance of the truck, putting down roots was the best option. With the permanent, brick-and-mortar space, Moody Trudy’s will end its mobile operations as King plans to sell the truck.

Moody Trudy’s celebrated its soft opening earlier this week with plans for a grand opening later in the month. The sandwich shop will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

For more information, follow Moody Trudy’s on Facebook.

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