Friday, January 30, 2015

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Chicago's food truck all-stars meet... in a garage


While sticking to the philosophy that Chicago is the greatest city in the world, we admit there is one thing missing. Only we didn't know it until now.
It's called the Garage, a parking lot meets lunch counter that serves as Ground Zero for Chicago's food truck scene, and it's ready to open its doors in the West Loop pending final inspections.
It is the permanent home of The Salsa Truck, the city's very first gourmet food truck, which also wants to help other trucks make their mark in the Windy City.

In addition to The Salsa Truck, which serves tacos and quesadilla along with their line of signature salsas, there will also be a dumpling truck called Yum Dum, the Husky Hog BBQ truck with an on-board smoker, and The Fat Shallot sandwich truck.
These are two of the dozen trucks working with The Salsa Truck to jumpstart the Chicago food truck scene at The Garage.

Be prepared. Lunch is now served with a side of wheels.

The Garage
116 N. Aberdeen St., West Loop

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Subway: Green Line to Morgan
Scene: West Loop restaurant types grabbing a quick lunch and food truck followers
Best bets: Carne asada; rajas; al pastor
The catch: Only open for lunch from 10a to 2p. At night it's reserved for classes and pop-up dinners.
Nearby: Market; Porkchop; J.P. Graziano's

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