A trailer that combines the barbecue of Sugarfire Smoke House and the burgers of Hi-Pointe Drive-In is hitting the streets of St. Louis on Thanksgiving Day. SugarHi, the name given to the new 20-foot-long trailer, will offer a limited menu with selections from each of Mike Johnson's eateries.
"I really just thought it would be fun to do two concepts," Johnson says. "We just kind of thought up SugarHi and it kind of stuck."
The addition of the trailer is the second food truck in Johnson's arsenal. The first, coined Brisket 1, serves up barbecue in Indianapolis, but can currently be found in St. Louis parked at Winterfest for the next several weeks.
The project will be managed by Guerrilla Street Food's Brian Hardesty.
SugarHi will serve up dishes from both establishments, and the menu might even see overlap between the restaurants' styles. Expect a short menu with a few sandwiches, a few burgers and maybe a salad or sides.
The trailer originally belonged to the St. Louis Blues, and they offered it up to Johnson and his team after it had sat unused for a period of time. Now, the SugarHi trailer will roam the streets, be available for private events and even spend two days a week at St. Louis' first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden, when it opens this spring.
"I'm glad they let us come in," Johnson says. "We feel honored."
In addition to the menu the trailer will have as it roams around serving the public, Johnson says that when it comes to private events, he is open to doing whatever menu that people want, whether it's all barbecue, all burgers or maybe even something a little different.
"We'll do whatever anybody wants," Johnson says.