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Meatyballs Mobile Will No Longer Spread Innuendo Throughout the Land

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 4, 2011 2:00PM

Photo by Brandon.
Chef Phillip Foss is having a busy year. After leaving Lockwood in August 2010, he started one of the first big food trucks, Meatyballs Mobile, notorious for its sandwiches and its bad, teenage-boy style genitalia puns. Luckily, the former was enough to outweigh the latter, and it won second place in our poll of the city's best food trucks.

Unfortunately, Foss seems to have become too busy to keep the truck. His new restaurant El Ideas, (which had a great sign earlier this week), has gotten tons of buzz and positive press and he announced this morning that the Meatyballs truck would be leaving the streets.

"Though humbling & heart breaking to inform, The Meatyballs Mobile will only occasionally 'pop up' going forward. There are many reasons, but the bottom line is that I can no longer burn the candle at both ends as an individual & expect not to splinter. Thank you all for your support & helping me to fulfill my dream as a restaurant owner. I promise that our balls (and double entendres) will see the light of day and roll again, and hopefully sooner than later. My attention will now be devoted full time to EL ideas venture & unlocking our full potential. Still really sad right now. Most of all incredibly appreciative of all our faithful followers & fans who've made this last year the amazing ride it's been!"

Sounds like you'll still be able to find the Meatyballs truck at some of the pop-up events around town. We wish Foss the best, and hope to see the truck rolling again soon.