Bizbeat: Food truck awards, a butcher shop and a plea for volunteer help

Deb Hurley Brobst
Posted 5/24/23

Ricky’s Island Style Café has won a couple awards from Restaurant Guru.

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Bizbeat: Food truck awards, a butcher shop and a plea for volunteer help


Ricky’s food truck gets Restaurant Guru awards

Ricky’s Island Style Café has won a couple awards from Restaurant Guru.

The food truck in Evergreen North was named the 2022 No. 3 Best Café in Evergreen and also received a certificate for being recommended on Restaurant Guru in 2023.

Ricky and Kelly Seepaul are available in their truck from about 8:30 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, serving burritos, sandwiches, wraps, rice bowls, smoothies and more.

Ricky has been serving up fabulous food for about 15 years, five of them in the food truck. The couple say they like their location and being in the truck because they can get to know customers better.

“We get to control everything – except the weather,” Kelly said. “So we provide high-quality food consistently.”

Patrons can hang out at the tables outside the truck or call in orders for quick pickup.

The truck is along the frontage road in Evergreen between Safeway and the post office. Call in orders at 303-808-7015.

Butcher shop opens in Evergreen

Looking for fresh-cut meat from farm to table?

Evergreen has The Butcher’s Hook in Evergreen North next to Ricky’s Island Style Café.

Local Evan Jeffries, along with executive chef Robert Bruso and butcher Cora Gains are prepping meat for you to take home to cook.

Jeffries emphasized that this wasn’t a food truck; instead it’s a butcher shop to stop to grab steaks, ground beef, pork chops, chicken and more that hasn’t been overly processed.

Jeffries owns a ranch in Otis, Colorado, that has the processing plant right there “so we can control our own destiny,” he explained.

The Butcher’s Hook already provides meat to Switchback Smokehouse, the Wildflower Café and Troutdale Tavern. It can create custom orders to suit all tastes.

“We can accommodate just about anything,” he noted.

The butcher shop is out of what looks like a tiny home, but that helps keep costs down, Jeffries said.

“It’s more important to bring in local, fresh food,” he said.

Gains can provide cuts of meat that most people haven’t heard of, but she’s happy to provide the education on how to handle and cook it.

The Butcher’s Hook is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Check out offerings at or on Facebook at

Barber Stop owner looking for volunteers to help homeless

Lisa McCall, the owner of The Barber Stop, is looking for a few good hairdressers and barbers.

Not to work in her shops in downtown Evergreen or Evergreen North, but to volunteer their time to give haircuts to homeless people in downtown Denver. That’s really McCall’s passion, and with more volunteers, more homeless people can be helped.

 “We could go out five to six days a week, but I don’t have manpower to do that,” she explained. “I want to be helping on the streets. That’s where my heart is.”

She’s also looking for volunteers to join her to help with carrying equipment, handing out bags of toiletries and talking with the Denver homeless clients.

McCall has a nonprofit called Haircuts for Hope that not only helps provide haircuts for homeless people here but also helps pay for school for children in Nigeria.

She was recently on a reality show for entrepreneurs called The Blox, though she can’t say much about it since Season 8 hasn’t aired yet.

McCall bought The Barber Stop at the corner of Highway 73 and 74 four years ago when Lee Shortt retired. She took over John’s Barber Shop – now called John’s Barber Stop — in Evergreen North after John retired last year.

“Anyone who wants to come alongside me or even just help out with part of this work, I’d really appreciate it,” she said.

For more information or to volunteer, call 303-674-2257.

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