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Food Truck Finder: Lion’s Den

08/22/2018 04:14PM ● By Kylie Cooper


SPONSORED BY: BUS - Bar Under the Sun 

By: Kirby Tello

The veteran-owned food truck, Lion’s Den, is a taste of authentic English cuisine. Dennis Cooper, the owner of Lion’s Den, was a member of the US Coast Guard until 2013 when he retired and took a position with the Military Sealift Command based in Corpus Christi. Last year, when the Command Ship left Corpus, Dennis found himself without a job. It was then he decided to embark upon his passion for food and purchased the food truck that would ultimately become Lion’s Den.

Cooper is originally from England and studied Hospitality and Catering at Cambridge College, City & Guilds. And his accolades are certainly apparent in the dishes he produces. The fish and chips are made with fresh Atlantic-cod. The labor-intensive bangers and mash aren’t afforded any shortcuts. From grinding the meat to stuffing in the natural casing to making the British gravy, every step in the process is handled with care and precision.

His proprietary creation is the British Banger Burger. The Lion’s Den is the only establishment to serve this burger in the entire USA at the moment. Made fresh from scratch daily, the British Banger Burger is the real deal. Choose the “Ultimate” option and top your burger with an egg and Hickory bacon for an experience that will have your taste buds thanking you.

Most popular food items:

- Cod Fish & Chips

- Bangers and Mash

- British Banger Burger

Where Lion’s Den can be found next:

- Coffee Waves (Alameda): Friday, August 24th 

- BUS: Saturday, August 25th

- Lazy Beach Brewing: Sunday, August 26th