DETROIT, MI - Customers of Two James Spirits in Detroit’s Corktown can soon order food with their craft cocktails, served by a Thai-inspired food truck that once was a SWAT van.
Chef Brad Greenhill — best known for his pop-up dinners in Ann Arbor and Detroit — will anchor his truck, called Katoi, outside the distillery Wednesdays through Saturdays, providing window service, delivery and table service inside the distillery. An 800-pound Texas style smoker and large wood-fired grill will complement the truck kitchen.
Greenhill announced his plans for the first time publicly last Friday at a pop-up at Revolver restaurant in Hamtramck, where his four-course dinner featured dishes from Katoi’s menu. Inspired by Thai street foods, the offerings will change regularly and include low-and-slow barbecue, noodles, curries and seasonally changing vegetable dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
Impatient to start cooking regularly in Detroit, he thought of using a food truck as an interim way to get into the game and was able to purchase the former Green Zebra truck, which had gone out of business. “This is less about having a food truck and more about having the ability to serve food,” Greenhill said.
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