5/17/2013 01:00:00 PM

Food Truck of the Week: The Fat Shallot

Photos by Nick Murway
By Sarah Freeman
Food Truck of the Week is our weekly tribute to Chicago's booming food truck industry. We highlight the people putting the pedal to the metal in the street food scene.

How does the saying go? You can take the gourmet chef out of a kitchen…and he turns into a gourmet chef on a food truck. It may not be the conventional career path, but after working at Everest and then fine dining restaurants in Spain and New Orleans, chef Sam Barron left the kitchen to be his own boss alongside his wife Sarah Weitz. Together they outfitted an old delivery truck with a griddle, deep frier, oven, prep space and refrigerator. The Fat Shallot was one of the first food trucks in Chicago to earn a mobile food prepare license and have been on the road since early May. Check out the dynamic duo and find out why their sandwich needs to be your next lunch.

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