Detroit 75 Kitchen, the destination food truck huddled away in a gas station parking lot off Fort Street in Southwest Detroit, is about to add a whole lot of eggs to its savory street food repertoire. The restaurant operated by chef Mike Nassar and partner Ahmad Nassar will launch a new brunch service on Saturday.
Founded in 2014, the stationary food truck has grown a reputation as one of the best street food spots in the city for its creative menu of pressed sandwiches, shawarma, barbecued chicken egg rolls, and pungent garlic fries. Alas, up until this month, the restaurant was only open on weekdays during hours that were tricky for some schedules.
The curated Saturday offerings will give customer’s an opportunity to taste a different set of flavors from the standard lunch menu. Three items plus orange juice roundoff the list. In the fashion of Los Angeles’s Egg Slut, the sandwiches are served on soft brioche rolls in a brown paper bag. The only thing that might be missing is a cup of strong coffee.
The vegetarian-friendly “Hamilton” sandwich was a crowd-pleaser during a preview this past weekend where patrons complimented the light flavors of scrambled eggs topped with spicy mayo, caramelized onions, chives, and smoked gouda. For something with a little more protein, its carnivorous counterpart the “steak, egg, & cheese” delivers a fried egg with a runny yolk and and a thick slab of hickory smoked beef with stone ground mustard, onions, and smoked gouda.
Chef Mike’s “hash a la grant” is a mixture of sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, peppers, and two perfectly poached eggs drizzled with roasted salsa and cilantro sour cream. Warning: though it’s tempered by the eggs, the hash packs a punch of heat. Dishes run between $7 and $8 making it easy to mix and match or share with a friend.
For its inaugural service, Detroit 75 Kitchen is setting up shop at Anthology Coffee at 1401 Vermont St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 20. From there, the food truck will serve brunch every other weekend beginning June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where customers can savor their meals al fresco at the restaurant’s many picnic tables.
Detroit 75 Kitchen is located at 4800 West Fort St; brunch is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 20 at Anthology and at the truck on June 10, June 24, July 8, and July 22.
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