Dining: Visit the City’s Newest (Food) Truck Stop

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From the April 2014 edition

On a chilly day at the end of February, Brian Young sits in a back office in the Haydocy Automotive Group. He’s excited, on the verge of antsy. All he needs is for the weather to break.

Young is the culinary mind behind Land Yacht BBQ—a food truck fashioned from a 1963 Airstream that will be the anchor tenant of a planned 1.3-acre gourmet food truck park opened in mid-March on the West Side dealership’s lot at Hollywood and Broad.

The park, modeled after food truck parks in San Francisco and San Antonio, is the brainchild of Haydocy owner Chris Haydocy, who tired of waiting for restaurants to open in his neighborhood. So he created a space with room for eight food trucks and plenty of picnic tables and parking for visitors.

“My passion and hobby is barbecue,” says Young, who’s cooked in local kitchens including Due Amici and Claddagh Irish Pub. For Land Yacht, he’s crafted a small menu of barbecue dishes, including 14-hour hickory-smoked brisket, mac and cheese with lamb bacon and a chipotle black bean burger, plus a small collection of barbecue-friendly sides, freshly made sauces and fried s’mores for dessert.

The truck will be open 11 a.m. to sell out Tuesday through Sunday. Keep an eye out for expansions at the park, including rotating outside food trucks and more Haydocy Airstream concepts.

Airstream No. 2 is set to be a stage for live music and seating, with a diner concept and possible bar serving local craft beer and wine (if licensing allows) following as Airstreams No. 3 and No. 4. 3835 W. Broad St., West Side, 614-279-8880, landyachtbbq.biz