Oh Twitter you are a beast, you taunt me all day with your updates of Food Trucks circling the city and you know full well from your “Where are you” feature that I am many miles away working in the North Suburbs.
But occasionally a small window of opportunity presents itself.
Like a Storm Chaser watching the radar for touchdowns, a tweet comes in that “Haute Sausage” will be at Kingsbury and Erie between 5.30 and 8pm. I figure that with a combination of Metra, CTA bus and Brown El line I can make the 1hr journey down there from work. Ninety minutes later I exit the Chicago brown line El station and walk the 2 blocks over to Erie Park to find the Haute Sausage Truck parked up.
Seriously? All this for some food trucking lovin?
I went for the two sausage combo trying the Sheboygan Brat – a Wisconsin Brat with mustard seed sauerkraut and Merkts cheddar cheese, and the Borewors Chakalaka -a Beef and Lamb sausage with Chakalaka which is a spicy South African mix of onions, tomatoes and beans for $7.
Very tasty, such a shame that the chicago trucks are not allowed (yet) to cook on board as I reckon these would be even better fresh from the grill.
Still was it worth the trek downtown? Of course, strolling along with a hot dog in 70 deg temperature IN October, Oh my yes!