Keep on truckin’
When one door closes, well, a food truck opens. The original plan for Tavern on Broadway – 1315 Broadway, Detroit, right next to Punch Bowl Social – was to open this fall, but after deciding to take the building down to its studs and bricks and demolish an existing elevator shaft, the upcoming restaurant’s opening has been moved back to early 2020. “In turn, one of my investment partners one night called and said, ‘What about a food truck while we’re waiting?’” said Executive Chef Chris Gadulka, former chef at Toast Birmingham who partnered with Saber Ammori, one of the owners of Toast, for this venture. “We have a brand we feel we could take mobile and have some fun with it.” Said food truck – which will either be named Tavern on Broadway On Wheels or TBD (Tavern on Broadway Detroit) – will have a limited menu of fresh made items, like a Cuban sandwich, General Tso’s chicken sandwich, burger, and a few more items. They’ll also offer sides like duck fat fries and plantain chips. With a plan to open in early July, Gadulka said they are going to keep the prices affordable, ideally all in the single digits. Once the tavern – which will serve similar items to the food truck, well-made drinks, and craft beer – does open the food truck will still be seen around the area. They plan to use it to test out new items for the restaurant.