SEATTLE — EDITOR'S NOTE: This segment originally aired prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Off the Rez calls itself "Seattle's first, and only, Native food truck". Partners Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard opened the food truck in 2011, and have served frybread to the masses ever since.
Mark's mom grew up on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, so Mark spent his childhood eating Native food. As he grew up, he realized he couldn't find Native food in Seattle- so he and Cecilia opened the food truck.
They make hundreds of pieces of frybread a day- frybread being a light, fluffy piece of fried dough that's a perfect canvas for both sweet and savory foods.
The superstars of their menu are probably the Indian Tacos- frybread filled with non-traditional taco fillings like chili and barbecue pork.
Frybread makes an appearance in many different menu items- including burgers. Off the Rez makes a standard burger, but they also make their Powwow Burger- a bacon cheeseburger stacked on two pieces of frybread.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This segment originally aired prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.