Wonderful things, those.
But they’re just missing two elements: a nice place to sit down and eat. Also, some cool vintage records for you to buy.
Welcome to The Garage, that long-fabled intersection of a food truck and a place to purchase License to Ill on vinyl, opening tomorrow in the West Loop.
This is brought to you by the guy behind the Salsa Truck. When you walk in, you’ll find a handsome little lunch counter. Stainless-steel countertops, a few stools and an airy industrial motif. So far, so good.
You’ll have to look at their website to get a general sense of what they’re serving that day. Tomorrow, the theme is based on the Salsa Truck’s menu (tacos, quesadillas and tortas). Thursday, it’s Mediterranean (that’s most likely shawarma and kebabs), and so on.
Oh, and the name. You see, in the back is a 3,000-square-foot truck depot, sort of a reloading station for the city’s various food trucks. And soon, these other trucks will be able to guest-host that day’s lunch menu.
In the meantime, feel free to shop the bins of their 500-record collection, featuring rare vinyl that ranges from Beastie Boys to Frank Sinatra, classic rock to ’90s punk.
Or whatever goes well with a taco.