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Southern Grit food truck finding success despite opening during pandemic

'Pushing through the obstacles that are put in place in my life regardless of what my circumstances are. Still being able to push through, that’s grit.'

SAN ANTONIO — Chef Andrea Prevo is no stranger to setbacks. In fact, dealing with setbacks is what helped inspire the name of her new business ‘Southern Grit’.  

“Pushing through the obstacles that are put in place in my life regardless of what my circumstances are. Still being able to push through that’s grit,” Chef Drea said. “I love breakfast food, I’m real big on French toast and different specialties. Just bringing belly blessing goodness.” 

She’s opened a soul food truck in Converse about a month ago. Chef Drea serves up southern dishes like shrimp and grits, French toast, and even chicken fried deviled eggs. 

The chef and her business partner made the decision to open up shop during a time many businesses are closing due to the current pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. 

 “COVID brought a lot of setbacks, things that are out of everybody’s control. We’re just totally blessed, honored, and grateful to still be able to do what we’re doing in the midst of a pandemic,” Chef Drea said. 

So far, for Chef Drea and her team, it’s been working. 

“The response the city has shown has been crazy and overwhelming. I can only imagine when the world does open up that it’s going to be bananas,” Chef Drea said. 

The chef of 13 years has made all of the adjustments she’s needed to, and with the success she’s had so far, she says the future of Southern Grit looks bright. 

“Trust in the man above, stay focus, and no matter what have Grit. Let’s go, keep going no matter what. As long as you have breath in your lungs, you can go,” Chef Drea said.