Friday, November 19, 2010

Hummingbird Kitchen

Food trucks are all the rage in Chicago right now and I've been dying to try one since Gaztro-Wagon made its debut this summer. I never made it to one while I was working downtown, so I was really excited when I found out that Hummingbird Kitchen would be hitting the streets of Evanston this month. Hummingbird-to-Go has been a long time in the making, but owners Heather Behm, Stephen Schwartz and Vince DiBattista (the trio behind Union Pizzeria and Campagnola) had to wait for Evanston to pass an ordinance permitting mobile food vendors before sending the truck out on the streets.

Hummingbird made its long-awaited inaugural run on November 9th and has been bopping around Evanston ever since. Today the truck was parked by Northwestern's campus, so I decided to stop by on my way to work.

Hummingbird did not disappoint. I had a hard time deciding because everything on the menu sounded so yummy. The menu changes on a daily basis and today they were serving meatball grinders, roasted chicken tacos, white bean soup, Italian fries and Valrhona chocolate brownies. I eventually settled on the white bean soup and a brownie, both of which were amazing! I was stuffed about half way through my meal, but I couldn't seem to put my spoon down and so I finished every bite, naturally.

White bean soup with escarole & Parmesan

The white bean soup was thick with a great texture and topped with escarole and Parmesan. The brownie, made with Valrhona chocolate and walnuts, was warm, lusciously dense and topped with fresh whipped cream and a rich chocolate sauce. Mmm!

I plan on returning to Hummingbird very soon to explore more of their menu and I highly recommend you do the same. Follow Hummingbird-to-Go on Twitter for daily location and menu updates.

Valrhona chocolate brownie

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