Rita’s Café food truck offers destination dining in Weems

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

There’s a food-lover’s treasure trove in Weems.

Rita’s Café food trailer is a surprise find at 450 Gaskins Road. It’s surrounded by homes and pops up “out of nowhere” on the half-mile stretch connecting Christ Church and Weems roads. But what a delightful surprise.

Owner Craige Gaskins returned home five years ago after spending more than 20 years, off-and-on, in restaurants in New York and then in the Hampton Roads area, amassing quite an impressive culinary resume in the process.

Gaskins is a 1986 graduate of Lancaster High School and the son of longtime Lancaster school teacher Sandra Smyre. The name of his new business is in honor of his mom, whose nickname…

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