Many have noticed ‘Earl’ alongside the road between the fireworks stand and Hageman Law. If you didn’t catch his bright umbrella covering his hot dog cart, than you surely caught his vintage-inspired ensemble—although the mustache is real. ‘Earl’, or John Mellot as he’s known around town, got the idea for ‘Earl’s Eats’ due to the upcoming Eclipse slated for August. “If we have half as many people as they expect, there’s not enough restaurants around” he states. Open Friday afternoon and over the weekends, it’s also a fun way to meet new people and a unique experience he’s hoping to offer those passing through town.