HOLDEN, Mass. — Lorna Jean's Good Eats has moved to Holden for the season, with owner Lorna Felix ready to share her old neighborhood hot dogs, famous lobster roll, and Turkey Day sandwich with the community.
"It's food that reminds you of home," said Felix. "It's my mom's sandwiches. She loved turkey sandwiches after the big holiday meal, and when we would go for rides she always had to find the spots with the best hot dogs. And with six kids, it was affordable."
In fact, Felix explained that the idea for the food truck came after her mother, Ethel, passed away.
"I had been taking care of her, and after I really wanted something to do," she said. "And I thought, she would love this."
While most of the comfort food recipes come down from mom, some sandwiches, like the lobster BLT, are a creation of Lorna's own.
The sandwich is a spin on the classic East Coast Hard Shell Lobster Roll, with loaded chunks of lobster, tomato, lettuce and just a little bit of mayo on a bulkie roll, for $12.95.
Since last June, Felix has been operating at 87 Worcester Road in Sterling, and has been attracting commuters of all kinds looking for an affordable, satisfying lunch.
"Truck drivers will come by and say it's nice to get some home cooking, because they will have pizza here and pizza there, but they say, 'we know we can come here and get a good meal.'"
The Holden Board of Selectman approved Felix's move to the Hess Station at 788 Main St. in Holden last Monday, with her hours to start off Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. She will still be in Sterling on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Nov. 2.
Felix looks forward to the working in the new community, and continuing the tradition of making her mom's home-style sandwiches.
"Mom's always here," said Felix, her hand to her heart.