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Kick It with Kebabs from Seattle’s Only Ghanaian Food Truck

A longtime presence in the Seattle soccer scene, Priestwick Sackeyfio launched his food truck in 2015
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Alex Crook
PLAY BALL: A longtime presence in the Seattle soccer scene, Priestwick Sackeyfio launched his food truck in 2015

The city’s only Ghanaian food truck focuses on fuel for athletes and revelers

Seattle’s only food business serving Ghanaian cuisine has none of the spicy stews, fried fish and thick starch called fufu that you might find at a home-style Ghanaian restaurant. Instead, BlackStar Kebab, a small silver trailer of a food truck, sticks to the simple street food its name reflects. It parks outside breweries and, more often, in front of Magnuson’s Arena Sports, an indoor soccer facility that was part of the inspiration behind owner Priestwick Sackeyfio’s decision to launch his business.

A former semipro soccer player from the West African country of Ghana, Sackeyfio has been a fixture in the local youth soccer scene since the ’80s, coaching neighborhood teams and elite clubs, and running his own summer camps. He started working for Arena Sports in 1998 and began noticing that adult indoor league players would stay and enjoy a beer after they finished their games, but the only food available at the facility was popcorn. Continue reading…

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