Mason Dixon serves up southern grub with a northern twist

Mason Dixon

The Mason Dixon food truck on Reid Avenue.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

Liberty Bell. Central Park. Windy City. All famous locations around the U.S. and menu items at the Mason Dixon food truck on Reid Avenue.

This local lunchtime eatery puts the focus on gourmet sandwiches and salads, mixing the best of the north with the flavors of the south.

When owner Kellee Novak and husband Jeremy moved to Port St. Joe nine years ago, they hadn’t yet experienced the joy of southern cuisine. Little did she know that it would soon change everything.

“I didn’t even know what a collard green was,” said Novak of her first experience with traditional southern fare, “but after a while of eating amazing southern food, I couldn’t get enough of it.”

Born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Clinton, NJ, Novak’s family is of Polish and Italian heritage, which meant that she was in the kitchen from the age of 10.

She regularly found herself making dinner for the family and loved the challenge of going to the kitchen, figuring out what she had to work with, and making something delicious.

Those same principals have guided Novak’s creations and make up Mason Dixon’s dishes which she assured, had been thoroughly tested on her husband’s taste buds before going public.

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