Opponents of the food truck ordinance have finally come out of the woodwork, and while their main arguments seem to ignore the predicate that mobile food vendors are already legal, new trucks keep popping up.
Case in point: Chicago's Best Theoretical Food Truck is no longer theory. Over the holiday I heard from Aztlan Cardinal of Tamalli Space Charros, saying their "Tamalespaceship" had passed its health inspection and they'd received their mobile food vendor's license. Armed with a handful of arts grants, they'll spend the next few weeks getting their 1978 Chevy flight ready, and hope to be slinging tamales and stridentist performance art by the end of next month. Former Mixteco/Rustico jefe Raul Arreola, however, is now cheffing full-time at Scott Harris's Fat Rosie's Taco & Tequila Bar in Saint Charles. He'll still serve as the Charros' chef consultant. Sample menu after the jump.
Perfectly ripe avocado mixed with onion, tomato, serrano chile,
cilantro, and lime juice
COMPLICATED “TAMALLI” DE PUERCO
Shredded pork tamale covered with traditional
and elegant black mole
SIMPLE RAJAS CON QUESO “TAMALLI”
Vegetarian tamale stuffed with poblano peppers & panela cheese,
topped with a bright sauce made with tomato and habanero chile
NO ONE'S “TAMALLI” DE POLLO
Shredded chicken tamale topped with green-peanut mole
cooked with serrano chiles and hoja santa
! Viva el Mole de Guajolote !