Can’t wait to check out the brand new Anchor Fish & Chips food truck at Art-A-Whirl? Don’t worry, you don’t have it. The Anchor crew is doing a sneak peek/test run at Grumpy’s NE Friday afternoon. All food will be discounted to $5. I’m talking fish and chips, meat pasties, veggies pasties and sausages. The preview party starts at 4 p.m. and will probably go till about 8 p.m. (stick around for live music).

Grumpy’s owner Pat Dwyer will welcome the Anchor “van” (as these trucks are called in Ireland) with an extra special cask of Fulton’s Libertine. It’s a rare occasion to catch this 8.5% Imperial red ale on tap.

Prior to the restaurant, Anchor co-owner Kathryn Hayes said her crew’s original business plan was to start a food truck. But there was too much red tape when they hatched that plan back in 2008, so they opened a restaurant instead. Now they have both.

And don’t forget to catch the food truck when it makes its official debut at Anchor’s home base during Art-A-Whirl on May 19 and 20. The tiny restaurant is planning a parking lot party, with two days of outdoor live music (headlined by Romantica and Valet), plus a lot of beer.

More info on Friday's sneak peek on Facebook.

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