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Ex-Alinea Group Workers Park New Food Truck Near Division Blue Line Stop

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The Doorstep aims to give back to the Polish community

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The Doorstep
The Doorstep
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No, the fake ivy that covers the food truck isn’t supposed to remind passers-by of Wrigley Field. Instead, The Doorstep, a new venture from a pair of ex-Alinea Group workers, is docked at the three-way intersection of Division, Milwaukee and Ashland in Noble Square, serving breakfast sandwiches, coffees and teas to customers.

Our Urban Times first reported the story. The Doorstep is a reference to the intersection (also known as the Polish Triangle), which the Reader called "Wicker Park’s Dirty Doorstep" in an article from nine years ago. The food truck will be parked near the Division CTA Blue Line stop from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day, with lunch service starting next week. Eventually, they’ll also serve dinner, according to DNAinfo.

Check out the full menu here. There’s hash browns, avocado toast and bagel and lox, as well as egg sandwiches with bacon or sausage. Lunch service hasn’t started, but the menu includes a grilled cheese, a Cuban sandwich and a chicken bahn mi. They’re also serving Bow Truss coffee products and Mighty Leaf teas.

Our Urban Times also pointed out that one of the owners, Aaron Feinhandler, is the nephew of Felipe Caro. Caro owned Authentaco, which was just south of the triangle on Ashland. Caro also owns Picante and has major plans in store for his restaurants. Feinhandler, Marie Cinquino and Izaac Moran previously worked at The Aviary and Next Restaurant.