You know what’s great? Chicago’s food truck scene is thriving. I don’t have numbers to support that or anything, rather anecdotal evidence from my visit to Schnitzel King’s new take-out window in Bridgeport.

Well, for one thing, Schnitzel King, which has been on wheels throughout the city since 2011, now has a take-out window, a stationary portal from which to sell their enormous breaded-and-fried meat sandwiches (and sausages and potato salad and pierogi). So, they’re probably doing well. No. They’re definitely doing well. It’s a mixed blessing.

When I stopped by at around 6:30 on a recent Monday evening, they’d had a really good day on the food truck (at University of Chicago, I believe) which means they’d run out of several things.

There were no more eggs to make a Holstein—pork or chicken schnitzel stuffed in a Turano roll and topped with cheese, peppers, and a fried egg—nor was there any King’s red sauce (a marinara, presumably) to go on the Saucey or Eggplant schnitzels, their take on parmigiana preparation.

My dining companion and I must’ve looked like real disappointed dumpy babies when we kept trying to order things they didn’t have, because we were promptly given a couple mugs of Filbert’s Root Beer and a slab of liverwurst to pick at. The older gentleman who was taking orders—not the king, but maybe a schnitzel maester in Game of Thrones parlance—was surprised I’d never had Filbert’s before especially if I was “from the neighborhood.” I’m not from the neighborhood, but I can see how that would be the assumption

because we were promptly given

There are definitely better and worse days to visit Schnitzel King’s new take-out window in Bridgeport.

I imagine before and after Sox games parking and traffic are a real bitch in the vicinity of 33rd Street.

I imagine 33rd Street should be avoided before and after Sox games for traffic/parking reasons.

I picked a bad day to visit Schnitzel King.

Or, as was the case when I visisted,

So, apparently a bad day to visit Schnitzel King is

The worst time to visit the Schnitzel King is when they’ve had a good day.

As it turns out

Recently opened a takeout window in Bridgeport.

Schnitzel King ‏@KingSchnitzel 5 Jul

Sold out of food at the shop! Thanks for coming out today Chicago! Have a fun weekend & we’ll see you schnitzelers Monday for da #soxcubs

A slab of liverwurst to eat while we waited. You like liverwurst? I happen to love liverwurst.

Filbert’s Root Beer