The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck: Windy CIty Truck Mac & Cheese
Early last year, Bucktown bar owner Jim Lasky and chef Cary Taylor jumped into the Chicago food truck scene. The bar doesn’t do lunch, but the truck, well it sold out the first day in 25 minutes. Turns out Chicagoans like their mac and cheese, and the truck features a menu with 12 options: six vegetarian and six decidedly non-vegetarian. There’s a pimento mac and cheese, and a New Mexican green chile, habanero, and cotija rendition, and others featuring truffle, sun-dried tomato, roasted artichoke, and goat cheese. Chef Taylor’s meatier mac and cheese include among them riffs on pizza and Buffalo wings. There’s one with pepperoni, tomato, and basil, and another with pulled chicken, Buffalo sauce, and blue cheese.