What a month chef Phillip Foss has had. After being dismissed from his post as executive chef at Lockwood in the Palmer House Hilton, Foss came back guns a-blazing and isn’t slowing down one bit. Over the Labor Day weekend, Foss and his wife, Kenni, hit the streets in the first Foss Family food truck: the Meatyballs Mobile.
If you follow Foss’ Twitter feed you’ll know the truck hit a number of neighborhoods (our fave was when he told the “girlz” in “boyztown” to come out and taste his meatyballs) and now they’re gearing up to hit Chicago in a more regular way.
See what happens when you don’t get on Twitter for a few hours? You miss this hot nugget of news: Phillip Foss has left the building. And the building in this case is the Palmer House Hilton, home of his now-former restaurant Lockwood.
Foss, who had been the executive chef since the restaurant opened in 2008, tweeted earlier today that, “It is with mixed emotions that I am officially parting ways with Lockwood Restaurant & The Palmer House Hilton effective immediately.” The Stew spoke with Foss, who said the split wasn’t his choice.
Sometimes we eat because we’re hungry. Other times we eat because the food in front of us looks too good to pass by. And then we eat because we want to support a good cause. Such is the case with the Speakeasy Throwback, a benefit for the Shawn Koch Foundation that will return the historic Palmer House to its Prohibition-era sizzle.
Join Chef Phillip Foss on Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as he gathers some of Chicago’s favorite chefs in the ornate Empire Room for an evening pairing local distilleries with a plate from a well-known Chicago chef. Participating distilleries include Koval, North Shore, Death’s Door Spirits, Templeton Rye, Hum Botanical Spirits, Rare Tea Cellars, the Paramount Room and La Colombe, which will provide coffee.