Mombo's Italian says 'molto bene' to the food truck life

Jul 24, 2019 578

BY: Christopher Harris

Hey, Mombo's! Mombo's Italiano! Trade the "A' in "Mambo" from the old Dean Martin song for another "O" -- as in, "Ohhh, that's good!" -- and you have Mombo's Italian, another in an ever-growing market on the local dining scene: the food truck. This one is owned and operated by Ward Crisp, an Ashland, Ky., transplant by way of Dayton, Ohio, who said, "Arrivederci!" to the Buckeye State about 17 years ago and relocated to Somerset.

"I wanted to get my family out of Dayton," he said. "I wanted to get them away from the big city. I thought it would be better for our kids." Crisp is retired from the field of nursing, but has always had a passion for cooking. "I was an assistant chef for a few years, in another life," he chuckled. "I always had this thing about wanting to do a food truck or a food trailer."

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