While you were busy fighting the crowds at the Christkindlmarket for a German schnitzel sandwich, you could've been queueing up for an even more local sandwich at the recently launched Chicago Schnitzel King food truck, which officially hit the road on Nov. 16. Since then, the Schnitzel King, which is owned by Greg Burke, has been setting up at various points around the Loop, River North, the UIC campus, Millennium Park and more.
The truck serves "Chicago style" schnitzel with sauteed peppers and onions on fresh-baked Turano bread with the option of various dipping sauces including homemade horseradish, spicy brown mustard and a Sriracha mayo. They currently have traditional Austrian wiener (veal) schnitzel (from milk-fed veal) and Iowa-raised pork schnitzel and plans to soon add chicken schnitzel, twice-baked potatoes, sweet potato schnitzel and a market cut of USDA prime beef on Turano bread for "carnivore Fridays."
The menu also currently features Burke's great-grandmother's Czech potato salad and an apricot & raspberry kolaczki that was his girlfriend's great-grandmother's recipe. Other sweet treats include banana bars and chocolate sheet cake. The wiener schnitzel goes for $8, pork is $7 and the potato salad is $2. Burke offers a meal special for $10 and it includes a sandwich, potato salad and a drink. The kolaczki will run you $3.
And if you're looking to host a schnitzel party with an order of at least $20, the King can cater it for you. Just shoot him an email for more info. Follow the truck @KingSchnitzel on Twitter.
· Chicago Schnitzel King [website]
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