Thursday, August 11, 2011
Taste of Chicago's Food Truck Scene
Nida Rodriguez posing inside the Slide Ride. (Photo: Slide Ride)
It seems like every time we turn around, a new ride's jumping aboard the food truck trend.
This week alone, Lettuce Entertain You's Wow Bao announced the forthcoming Buns on the Run, and look around this weekend (and next week) for Macy's Culinary Council's A-Go-Go mobile vehicle with super chefs Rick Bayless and Takashi Yagihashi passing out signature bites.
But how did it all begin, and where can you get delicious, on-the-go gourmet grub, including naan-wiches, tamales, meatball sandwiches, empanadas and mac 'n' cheese, every day?
312DD headed out with The U's You & Me This Morning to hang out with Chicago food truck pioneer Matt Maroni (Gaztro-wagon) and others. Check the video right here.
Along the way we also met Nida Rodriguez, a young lady who quit her corporate day job to launch the Slide Ride. See her inspiring story right here.