The dream of a Big Star food truck got a little closer to reality today as the Wicker Park taqueria took possession of its truck this afternoon. The 21-foot-long truck, which was purchased in California and arrived in Chicago today, will get an aesthetic makeover by one of the numerous Big Star staffers/artists who are submitting ideas for what the truck could look like, according to chef de cuisine Justin Large.
Initially, the team hoped to have the truck ready for this weekend's Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, but Large said that unfortunately won't happen. Once it's painted and set up, the truck will live on site in the Big Star parking lot, until Chicago changes its laws and it can roll throughout the city while cooking food on board.
For now, Big Star is working on creating a menu that's compliant with current laws and one they're creatively proud of, Large said. "It's in hard-core development now," he added, "but we're not sure when it's going to open. We're working hard on getting that up and running." Meanwhile, get your seat now for the Yo La Tengo DJ set taking place at Big Star Saturday night following the band's set at Green Music Fest.
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The Big Star truck before its makeover [Photo: Paul Kahan/Twitter]