Oh! Yes! The date is -almost- here!! Opening May 1st, whether it rains, it thunders, it snows, or the nice weather decides to grace us with the most wonderful blue skies it has.
And to make things even nives, the wonderful Jill Silva from the Kansas City Star wrote this wonderful little article about us! We can't wait for the construction to be done and for us to welcome you to be part of our new adventure!
Here's a snippet of Jill's Article:
Michael Foust found “Ethel” — a 1953 all-aluminum Spartan Aircraft Trailercoach — parked in a farm field in Rantoul, Kan.
“I was going on my gut. I immediately thought, that needs to be alive, and a food truck,” says Foust, who is the chef-owner of the Farmhouse, a farm-to-table restaurant in the River Market.
Foust bought Ethel, then commissioned Mag Specialty Vehicles in Grain Valley to give his 35-foot recreational vehicle a makeover. The goal was to keep the original metal patina and overall redesign “as organic as we could,” says Dan Stacks, specialty vehicle sales manager.
On Sunday, May 1, Ethel will officially take up residence under her food truck alias, Red Wattle (an heirloom pork breed). She will be the movable but mostly stationary centerpiece of Little Piggy, a food truck hub in a former used car lot at 3014 Southwest Blvd.
The grand opening will run from noon to 5 p.m. Regular hours are still in flux.
Red Wattle will be run by Foust’s long-time employees Aaron Turvey and Andrew Minks. The menu will feature tip-to-tail, pit-roasted meats cooked over house-made charcoal. The meat will be served in sandwiches and by the pound, along with a la carte side dishes.