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May 31, 2013 | By Elite Truong, @elitetruong and RedEye
Just in time for summer, the Schnitzel King's kingdom is expanding. Schnitzel King food truck owner Greg Burke has expanded his family business to a Bridgeport storefront, slated to open June 3 at 308 W. 33rd St. Burke, who grew up eating the German delicacy and gained local recognition for his tailgate version of the dish, describes schnitzel as “pork pounded thin, breaded and then fried.” Burke's Chicago-style version is served in...
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Elite Truong, @elitetruong and For RedEye
Mini-review: Saucy Porka 400 S. Financial Place 312-662-1351 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start Located on an odd little side street in the Financial District, Amy Le's Asian-Latin fusion lunch spot has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant in a part of town populated by sandwich chains in every direction. The former Duck N Roll food truck owner didn't stray far from her roots: Her first restaurant serves cross-cultural comfort food to the lunch masses in the Loop just as her food truck did, garnering a fan base of loyal customers along the way. The backstory: After leaving the food truck scene "burnt out" and "frustrated by the system and legislation," Le set up shop with former Wagyu Wagon food truck chef Rafael Lopez and co-owner Michael Yousef to create Saucy Porka.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Serving fries from a food truck would have been a futile effort under Chicago's former regulations. Who wants to eat a pre-packaged batch that's fried in the morning and sits under heaters all day? After an ordinance allowing on-board cooking passed last year, licensed trucks are free to cook to order. We paid a visit to two recently debuted trucks that are frying up their own signature versions. Jerk fries ($3) at Jerk Modern Jamaican Grill The backstory: Video game producer-turned-food truck operator Dion Solano's two-month-old truck is inspired by the food carts he ate from growing up in Jamaica.
NEWS
May 21, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
Fans of The Salsa Truck will soon be able to follow it to The Garage, its very own venue opening in the West Loop on May 29. The Mexican-inspired food truck hit the streets in late January as the first food truck to obtain a Mobile Food Preparer license, which allows food to be cooked onboard. Chef and owner of The Salsa Truck and The Garage, Dan Salls, said his passion for cooking and love for Mexican street food is what inspired him to ditch his former job as a financial adviser and go into the food truck business.
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
A total of 16 food trucks submitted applications to be part of this year's Taste of Chicago, the city said Thursday. This year's food fest, scheduled for July 10-14 in Grant Park, will include licensed food trucks for the first time. The trucks will be parked at Butler Field right by the lawn seating for the Petrillo Music Shell where they will be able to set up starting two hours before each night concert and operate for the duration of the concert. Applications to sell food at the Taste were due Wednesday.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Nine more designated food truck stands could be coming to Lincoln Park, Lakeview, South Loop, West Loop and downtown. Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday proposed the creation of nine new stands near a couple college campuses, parks and in those neighborhoods. The proposed food truck stands would be located at: 902 W. Adams St., near Mary Bartelme Park 1400 W. Adams St., near Whitney Young High School 1851 W. Jackson Blvd., near Malcolm X College 65 E. Harrison St., near Columbia College Chicago 150 W. Van Buren St., near the Chicago Board of Trade 825 S. Canal St. 2500 N. Cannon Dr., near the Peggy Notebaert Museum 3628 N. Broadway 3953 N. Sheridan Rd., near the CTA Red Line Sheridan stop Food trucks are allowed to park at the designated stands for free for up to two hours, or they can park at metered parking spots that are 200 feet away from a restaurant.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
Giordano's has officially joined the food truck frenzy. Known for its deep-dish pizza (and spokesman Derrick Rose of the Bulls), Giordano's announced it will be previewing its first-ever food truck by Memorial Day weekend. The 28-foot-long, 12.5-foot-wide truck will be equipped with state-of-the-art conventional ovens and refrigerators, which hold up to 400 pizzas, according to Jessica Wenson, Giordano's manager of media and community affairs. Although the menu will be simplified, offering only personal-size stuffed pizzas in four options--cheese, pepperoni, sausage and spinach--along with salad and soft drinks, Wenson said the Giordano's taste will not be compromised.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
This year's Taste of Chicago will have a new addition: food trucks. Mayor Emanuel's office on Friday announced the inclusion of food trucks at the Taste, to be held July 10-14 in Grant Park. “This will be a great way for many Chicagoans to get a sense of the excitement of this industry and sample some great food,” Emanuel said in a news release. Food trucks will operate beginning one hour before each night concert at the Petrillo Music Shell and serve concertgoers for the duration of the concert, according to the release.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
May 17 update: Pierogi Wagon just announced that it reached its goal of raising $15,000 on Kickstarter .  --- Chicago's wealth of food trucks is vast and varied--you can find pretty much any food on wheels. A couple from Ravenswood wants to add pierogis to that list. Damian Warzecha, 26, and Jessica Whitney, 23, met when they worked at the same restaurant, and have since started a marketing company, Whisk Social, and started a family. But they missed the bustle of the service industry and hoped to start a food truck.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts, @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Passover Specials Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli 1141 S. Jefferson St. 312-939-2855 The South Loop deli's Passover recipes go back more than 50 years and include traditional dishes such as matzo soup ($3.75), a brisket dinner ($14.95) and kishke in authentic natural beef casing ($4.25). 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Taco Tuesday Plymouth Restaurant & Bar 327 S. Plymouth Court 312-362-1212 Head to the South Loop diner with the enclosed, heated rooftop and unwind over $1 tilapia tacos and Tuesday cocktail specials including $5 cosmos and $16 Blue Moon draft towers, which serve approximately six beer drinkers or one very thirsty you. 3-10 p.m. DRINK (Free!
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