Food trucks are coming to Chicago whether the city council wants to approve them or not. And now one in particular, Phillip Foss' Meatyballs Mobile, is getting the public involved. Foss, who started the truck with his wife, Kenni, has enlisted his first guest for a ride-along.
Today, Chicagoan Brian Eng (pictured) will join Foss on the Meatyballs truck to help sell his own creation, the Bahn Mi-tyballs. The recipe, originally created by Eng's mother, sees the meat prepared with onion, garlic and fish sauce and then topped with pickled carrots, diakon and a cilantro aioli. The pair will hit the streets this morning and be parked at Monroe and Wells from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. selling various Meatyballs sandwiches, including Eng's creation.
Think you have what it takes to hitch a ride on the Meatyballs Mobile? Simply email Foss with your idea (save obvious vulgarities, but feel free to insinuate sexual innuendo). If you're chose for the monthly ride along, you'll work with Foss in his kitchen to refine the recipe and you'll get to sell your sandwich on the streets of Chicago.