Garage to activate its lunch truck with rotating roster of chefs

The craft-can bar Garage at at 1231 E. Passyunk Ave. (9th and Passyunk) is finally starting to make good on that promise to bring in a rotating roster of chefs to serve food from its built-in lunch truck. First up, Mackenzie Hilton of The Tavern in the Gayborhood is doing a test run tonight (see the menu of sliders below).

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It’s a one-night-only beta testing event, so the food will be available from 8 to 11 p.m.

“We’re in the process of booking chefs for the cart now, and have a handful set with monthly spots,” owner Jason Evenchik told us. “We’ll have people popping through for one offs but won’t have it fully booked for a few weeks. We’re pretty excited, should be an interesting mix.”

Where the magic will happen.
Where the magic will happen.

Evenchik told us way back in August 2012 that he planned to bring in food truck operators from the start. But regulatory hurdles prevented that from happening because cooking in a food cart inside a building is unprecedented, so no codes had applied to this situation, co-owner Josh McCullough, told us when they opened last summer.

In the meantime, head over there tonight for these sliders ($4 for one, $7 for two) all served with homemade bread and butter pickles: 

  • House Cured, Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Kimchi, Scallion Aioli and Cilantro
  • Pineland Farm’s (all natural) Beef with Butter Lettuce and Tomato
  • Cheeseburger Slider with Cotswold Cheese, Butter Lettuce and Tomato
  • Vegan Edamame and Mushroom

Check their Facebook page to keep updated about the upcoming roster.