Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chicagoing: Fido to Go Food Truck for Dogs

I think Chicago may be a little late to the game, but all of a sudden food-trucks are the latest city sensation. The idea is mainly based on serendipity, that you will be walking along and all of a sudden find a "pop-up restaurant" presenting you with empanadas, or gourmet sausages, or sliders. But we have been taking the serendipity out of it by attending Food Truck Tuesdays in CB2's parking lot, and Ethyl's Trucking Thursdays where many food trucks gather at a scheduled time. So does it still count as "finding a food truck" if we already know where they're all scheduled to be? Much like the long-standing debate of whether it still counts as "fishing" if the fish was already dead when it was caught?
 Regardless, I think one place Chicago is ahead of the game is with the Fido to Go food truck. This bright yellow dog bakery on wheels has made our food trucking outings into a family adventure:
 The truck offers a variety of fresh-baked dog treats, even gluten-free, and frozen deserts. Our pooches favorite has been the Mac and Cheese ice-cream, where a portion of the proceeds benefit local rescues which change every month. July's rescue was Don't Bully my Breed, which made us happy about buying the pooches ice-cream, and the pooches were equally happy eating it:
The pooches have been lucky enough to find the food truck at West Fest and it is often parked over near Moonshine. They have already become conditioned to realize big yellow trucks hold treats. Here is Miss M trying to make her break-in.
And ever wonder what a food truck looks like from a dog's perspective? Here are some photos Mr. B took with his camera.

13 comments:

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

How fun! Especially in CB2's parking lot! My favorite!

Chris M said...

I love Ms. M. trying to break in "line too long" she says! And Mr. B's photography is great as always. I bet our pooches would love some macaroni and cheese flavored ice cream....

Harper said...

What a great idea! Ms. M and Mr. B are like two kids at the candy store :)

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

That's so fun! I love how they've started recognizing the truck when they see it. Think they'll start getting excited by bright yellow school buses too? :P

Benny and Lily said...

So cool and you even got to order your own stuff
Benny & Lily

buttersthelilyorkiepoo said...

This. is. AWESOME!!!

Kitty+Coco said...

Food trucks are awesome any time, and any place. I think we would go nuts if we saw a dog truck here! Such a fun idea. I'm sure it doesn't take much for them to see the yellow goodness headed their way.

Kitty and Coco

brooke said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!

waldobungie said...

Mac & Cheese ice cream?! Is it bad that sounds good to me, too??

Mr. Pip said...

No fair, these trucks don't visit our neighborhood!

Your pal, Pip

Darwin said...

What a cute concept!

Susan Campisi said...

Eat Play Love - I love that! I have to say I'm a bit envious I didn't think of it. A few years ago in Los Angeles during the gourmet food truck surge, I thought of starting a dog treat food truck. Of course now I'm late. Here's one of Southern California's versions: http://www.phydough.com/
It's hilarious that Mr. B and Miss M now know that yellow truck means treats. Such smart doggies!

kissa-bull said...

wow that is a great idea !!! we need one around this area the pibbles would love some ice cream on their walks and outings

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