The folks behind the Foss Family Food Truck (that’d be Phillip and Kenni Foss) have been quite busy, especially since the actual truck is out of commission. This week, they started taking orders via email to be personally delivered to offices and homes in specified neighborhoods (today they’re heading to the Loop but if you didn’t already place your order, you’re out of luck).
Next weekend they’re spreading their meaty wings even further and taking over the infamous Sarkis Cafe in Evanston. The greasy spoon will operate as usual during the daytime hours, but come 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25, Sarkis will turn into a Meatyballs pop-up restaurant. No reservations are necessary, just head up to 2632 Gross Point Road in Evanston, grab a seat and prepare to get served.
Watch Foss’ website for details on the full menu.
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.