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Hungry Pirate Food Truck anchors on shrimp and fish

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JENNIFER DAVIS
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When Jennifer Davis and husband Larry Harp came to the Springs, they were surprised by the lack of seafood. That may seem like an odd thing to be surprised about, but Davis says her hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas, had many more seafood options than she’s seen in equally landlocked Colorado.

“I think it can be healthy and still great for any time of year,” she says. And with six years of restaurant experience under her belt, she and Harp started a food truck called the Hungry Pirate Food Truck, opening the last week of August.

“It’s new and early, and our menu’s still being developed,” Davis says, but they’ve already anchored it on fish and shrimp tacos with house sauces and guacamole. “We’re trying to be a little bit healthy but still filling and hearty,” she adds.

Currently, she’s sourcing her seafood through Shamrock Foods, mostly using mahi-mahi, tilapia and cod, though she hopes to link up with a more local provider. For customers who won’t or can’t do seafood they’ve added steak tacos to the menu. For October, they also plan to introduce a crab chowder and a vegetarian green chile. Those interested in seeking out the truck may want to hurry, as Davis plans to close for the winter once the weather turns. She anticipates being open through the end of October, and, likely, into November.

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