Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Friend's 'Downfall' at Big Star

Big Star's newest addition: the Sonoran Hot Dog. (Photo: Freddy Love)

Brand spanking new to the menu at Big Star is the Sonoran Hot Dog ($6), a bacon-wrapped, all-beef sensation stuffed into a toasted Mexican bolillo roll and topped with chile mayo, yellow mustard, jalapeƱo sauce, pinto beans, onions and tomatoes.

Of course, one of my friends was bold enough to finish the whole damn thing by himself, and he almost didn't make it. I was 10 minutes late to the Labor Day gathering, so I missed out on the action . . .

Get Ready For MeatyBalls!

Chef Phillip Foss and his Meatyballs Mobile truck. (Photo: The Pickled Tongue)

It's finally here.

GrubStreet introduces us to the Meatyballs Mobile, a new foodtruck concept by former Lockwood Executive Chef Phillip Foss.

The truck, which travels to the Loop, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park and other parts of the North Side where it's certain to be a big hit, specializes in kosher meatballs. Foss's wife, Kenni, describes them as "four balls big enough to be part of a freak show" on a bun for $8.

Here's the current menu:

Rockin' Taco Closed Due to Robbery

(Photo: Rockin' Taco)

Some soulless person robbed Lakeview's awesome-est taco joint, Rockin' Taco, early this morning.

The owner posted this to his Facebook page: