North Dakota is an unusual place.
There are more and more places to eat, with fewer and fewer workers to do the job. So, how can a newcomer make a mark?
One way is to be your own employee and go find the customers instead of waiting for them to come to you.
It's a unique name with a unique menu. Posh Nosh is owned by a husband-wife team. Liam Dorman has plenty of experience in the construction industry; not so much in food. But taking the knowledge he and his wife Brigid picked up in their travels in Europe and using family recipes, they decided to sell healthier food than what you would find in most trucks.
"We had gotten feedback from some of our customers that they all loved our food for the first few weeks, but they wanted to see what else we were capable of. So as soon as somebody said that, we changed everything on the menu that next day. And then we changed it every day since then, and it's been a lot of work but it's been an adventure, too. We've come up with some really interesting sandwiches," Liam said.
They were both born in the U.S., spent much of their lives in Ireland, met there, got married, and moved back here. They figured a mobile eatery was the most economical way to get into the food business, but it took a lot of sweat and teamwork.
"You know, Liam and I like to work together. We share a lot of the same ideas and then we have a lot of different ideas, so that kind of helps us to bounce ideas off of one another. We like spending time together. I suppose that's why we're married," Brigid said.
Their first two and a half months in business appears to have been successful. They say they sell out every day they're open.
Food trucks don't do very well in North Dakota winters, so their dream is to open up a store where they can package and sell the products they make, including pasta and sauces.
The Dormans just finished their run at Urban Harvest in downtown Bismarck.
They will be at Bismarket near the zoo on Tuesdays and Saturdays until October.
And they say several businesses have invited Posh Nosh to stop by and sell food at lunch time.