- Puffy pan bread
On Sunday, mobile restaurateur Matt Maroni cedes his kitchen
's Phillip Foss, another chef who dreams of food trucks
. For one day only, Foss and his wife, Kenni, will use Maroni's north-side Gaztro-Wagon
storefront (5973 N. Clark) to test several concepts from their newly formed Foss Family Food Trucks
. Homemade doughnuts are for sale from 8 AM on, and a brunch menu served from 10 AM to 2 PM includes the "golden brick"—an "oozing egg in crispy brick pastry"—as well as brioche French toast and a tomato-and-cheese omelet. At 2 PM the Fosses switch to their "Meatyballs Mobile" concept: until 8 PM, the menu consists strictly of meatball sliders and cheese sauce on puffy pan bread
. The full menu's available here
, though Foss warns that it's subject to change.
Maroni, Foss, and others continue to wait on a City Council ordinance that would allow them to prepare fresh food on a licensed truck. Since current law only allows the sale of prepackaged food, that's what Maroni's been doing with his "naanwiches." Updates on the wagon's are available on his Twitter feed, @wherezthewagon.
UPDATE: via Foss's twitter feed and the Sun-Times food blog, the chef has just been canned by the powers that be at the Hilton. It's not a huge shock, as Foss seemed forever at odds with the hotel union and management. He first contemplated starting a food truck last year as he served a suspension for publicly berating a server on his Facebook page.