Phillip "Fly By Night" Foss is at it again.
The Meatyballs Mobile chef, who launched his food truck in September, has secured a second truck, which is making its debut today.
As with many events in Foss' life, the addition of the second truck (a bare-bones roach coach rental that for now is logo-less) was a rather last-minute affair. "I got the truck yesterday," Foss told me this morning. "It looks like the Cabrini-Green of Chicago. But it tastes like the Magnificent Mile."
And in the collaborative spirit that seems to be prerequisite among Chicago's food truck operators, Foss has brought on Dave Wojtonik, owner of the Simple Sandwich truck, to drive the Meatyballs Mobile II, as well as help with kitchen prep. Wojtonik has suspended his own truck's runs for the winter, so it all works out. The schedule for both trucks is posted on Foss' site, phillipfoss.net.