We've finally done it! Pierogi Wagon is officially the 24th licensed "cook on board" food truck in the City of Chicago!
Through an entire year (nearly to the date) of countless obstacles, daily problems to solve, hours and hours spent underneath the truck on busy Ashland avenue, stringent & confusing city regulations, major budget issues, and the coldest winter in the history of the city, we finally received our license yesterday!
We've been elated and humbled by this great adventure.
We've learned that everything takes 10x as long as you'd expect and twice as much money as you'd think you would need.
We've become plumbers, electricians, carpenters, welders, mechanics, gas spring engineers, graphic designers, automotive painters, truck design wrappers, epoxy experts, and chefs.
We've spent so many nights burning the midnight oil, evenings and weekends, holidays or not--- but it's been SO worth it.
And we'd be nowhere if not for you.
So, again we say- Thank You. So much!
---Now- let's get to the good stuff :)---
We will be on the streets for lunch service Monday through Friday and will be available for events, catering and private parties starting now. Let us know if you know if there's anywhere you'd like to see us!
In the weeks that follow, we will be at Hyde Park every Tuesday and Thursday as well as Clark & Monroe on Fridays, Other days are TBD, please check the Pierogi Wagon Twitter or Facebook for upcoming schedules.
Unfortunately, we haven't quite mastered the art of web development- so the website is coming shortly.
---Now- for the rewards!---
We've just sent the survey for T-Shirt sizes and Designs :) If you're a backer who got a t-shirt, please fill it out as soon as you have the chance so we can get the t-shirts printed.
The cookbook is still a work in progress- but we're working on it and expect to have it ready for you soonish. We will send it out to those who have digital cookbook and physical cookbook with the apron the moment it's ready!
As to the Pierogi Rewards- we have a backer list on board the truck. Just bring your smiling face and introduce yourself (with ID, for verification purposes) to grab the most amazing lunch you'll ever have!
For the backers with Catering rewards- please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to work out scheduling.
We assure you- your rewards do not expire. You can pick up pierogi rewards whenever our paths cross.
As you can imagine, Izzy has grown in the past year. She's still small enough to fit in a pot, though!
We hope to see you at the truck soon! We'll be in touch.
Damian, Jessica & Izzy