La Parrilla to debut new food truck soon

La Parrilla’s signature rice bowls, tacos and burritos are hitting the streets soon.

Subarna Bhattachan, co-owner of the longtime Latin American restaurant at 724 Massachusetts St., expects to unveil the new La Parrilla food truck, dubbed “La Parrilla on Wheels,” about two or three weeks from now. La Parrilla co-owner/chef Alejandro Lule will manage the truck, says Bhattachan.

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Posted by La Parrilla on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bhattachan describes Lule’s vision as street food in a fast, casual environment. The menu will resemble its brick-and-mortar cousin at La Parrilla, “with a little difference,” Bhattachan says — also think “very simple but tasty” favorites like nachos and tamales.

“That’s where the trend is,” he says of portable eateries. “We also thought of it as an extension of the restaurant where we could do catering events.”

Aside from catering, Bhattachan plans to park outside of restaurant/food-truck hub Fork to Fender, 1447 W. 23rd St., on Monday nights from 5 to 10 p.m. Events like Art in the Park and the Free State and GoFourth! festivals are also on the tentative roster.

“We’re excited,” says Bhattachan, who says he’s open to tweaking the menu depending on customer feedback. “It’s an adventure for us, and that style of cooking is a little more fast-paced than even at the restaurant. I think it’ll be a good addition and a nice challenge.”