Franktuary is celebrating the resurrection of its food truck! The 1988 Chevy P-30 made its Pittsburgh debut last summer, briefly appearing on the mobile food scene before several dramatic setbacks including decapitation by overpass, complete engine failure, and propane-malfunction fireballs. Repaired, restored, and completely safe, the vehicle now vends from Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community’s Southside parking lot at 2700 Jane Street. Two percent of all profits generated on Hot Metal property are shared with the church, which runs a variety of neighborhood ministries throughout the week.
Effective May 5, 2011 the truck will operate from the Hot Metal lot every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm unless otherwise noted on the restaurant’s Twitter feed.
Unique menu items that differ from the downtown storefront are offered from the truck. Continuing the store’s international topping trend, a Boar’s Head all-beef or locally farmed grass-fed beef frankfurter can be topped as the Brasil – mashed potatoes, tomato corn relish, crumbled bacon, potato sticks and mayo – or the Oahu – bacon, pineapple, green onions, and teriyaki sauce. Rounding out the menu are vegetarian franks made from whole grilled carrots, grass-fed burgers, and Franktuary’s take on poutine, Canada’s national dish: french fries covered in house-made vegetarian brown gravy and local Cannonball Curds from Arsenal Cheese (www.arsenalcheese.com).
Franktuary’s truck is completely mobile and is actively booking private events. Organizations that have already benefited from the truck’s adaptable nature include movie production crews, wedding parties and the 300 children at Frick Environmental Charter School, where Franktuary provides healthy grass-fed beef and vegetarian meals, saving students from typical school lunch options. To charter the truck for your event, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.