The famed smash burger that set off a Twin Cities two-patty revolution is about to take to the streets.
The restaurant group Jester Concepts is launching a Parlour food truck by the end of February.
The truck will park at breweries and distilleries throughout the Twin Cities, including Indeed Brewing, Tattersall Distilling, and Bauhaus Brew Labs.
Chef Mike DeCamp hopes it'll eventually head to farther-flung reaches of the metro.
"There are a lot of people in the suburbs that may not make it into the city as much," he said. The truck is "a way of expanding Parlour itself to a larger audience."
And, "It's kind of a moving billboard," he said about the marketing benefits for an established brick-and-mortar location that's flipping the script and starting a restaurant on wheels.
On the limited menu: the Parlour Burger, fries, and salad.
"We know what we do well," DeCamp said.
The cutthroat downtown Minneapolis lunch scene isn't in the plan, but "never say never," DeCamp said. "If we feel like being downtown, we have the license to do that. It's kind of choose-your-adventure."
The truck is also available for private hire, with the addition of an Old Fashioned bar. For weddings, "we can pull in and be the late-night snacks," DeCamp said.
Of course, you can still get that delectable burger — one of the Star Tribune’s 10 best — at Parlour’s two brick-and-mortar locations: 730 Washington Av. N., Mpls., 612-354-3135; 267 W. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-207-4433, parlourbar.com.
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