I gotta say, I love all these trucks setting down roots, especially since many of them are bringing new life to old spots.
Cafe Racer Kitchen will open sometime this week at 2929 E. 25th Street in the Seward neighborhood, in the former Donut Coop/Cliquot Cafe spot.
Owner Luis Patino is thrilled to be expanding. The cafe will be open for dinner, featuring some favorites from the food truck, including braised pulled pork, arepas, and the famous carrot souffle, plus an expanded menu of other dishes influenced by Latin American cuisine. His truck was one of the first places to offer Columbian street dogs, and I love them: hot dogs topped with pico verde, cilantro aioli, pink sauce, peppers, queso fresco, and crushed potato chips.
Fans of the truck need not worry, starting in April the wheels will be out in the city for lunches and continue to hang at breweries. The cafe will serve dinner throughout the week and eventually brunch on weekends. They are currently waiting on a beer and wine license, but plan to open ahead of that.