THE people behind a unique Wee County food van are set to serve up a wild treat at this Friday’s Alloa First Producers Market.

Townsman Liam Davies and wife Beth have long wanted to ditch the stuffiness of service restaurant kitchens to go mobile and so their business Stag Bites The Hog was born.

With their old but trusty converted food truck Ronnie, a Citroen H boasting a lively orange livery, the duo specialises in venison and pork dishes with tasty veggie bites as well to cater for all.

Their street food is bound to gain traction at this Friday’s, June 7, market in Alloa throughout the day with the likes of the ‘STOG’ Cuban Sandwich – the perfect combination of pulled venison, roast ham, dill pickle, mustard and Swiss cheese on toasted sourdough.

Liam said: “Both Beth and I have over fifteen years of experience in the catering industry and it’s always been a dream of us to have our own food concept.

“We were always going to do it a little bit different from the norm and I think our food replicates that.

If the hybrid venison and pork sandwich was not mouth-watering enough, Beth and Liam will also be offering the Barmy Bahn Mi with smoked pulled boar, shredded pickled carrot, lettuce and sriracha mayo on a soft baguette.

The slow cooked hog stovies with crisp pork belly and black pudding crumb will also impress and those looking for a meat-free option will like the Gnochtopia with fired gnocchi, halloumi cheese and herb pesto.

Liam continued: “There’s no better feeling than seeing how happy your food makes people and also it’s great to hear about how we can improve what we are doing as we believe you never stop learning as a chef.”

Naturally, a street food vendor is nothing without an iconic vehicle and Ronnie, the Citroen H van, fits the bill perfectly.

Liam added: “We travelled the length of the country, all the way to Sussex, to go get him but he has travelled many more miles than that.

“Originally from Southern France, he is almost 50 years old going all the way back to 1973.

“We have only had Ronnie since the beginning of April and in that time we managed to nail down some great events.”

Locals will have the chance to try some Stag Bites The Hog treats between 10am and 4pm this Friday, Ronnie with Liam and Beth are then planning to travel to Skypark in Glasgow on June 13, Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline on June 15 and Edinburgh Park on June 27 with much more in the calendar.

Further down the line, Liam hopes street food can take off locally like it has done so in the big cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

He said: “In the future we hope there are many more mobile traders trading Clackmannanshire and hopefully together we can build a street food scene of our own right here!”