According to recent tweets by Chef Phillip Foss, Chicago is about to lose one its first and one it’s favorite gourmet food trucks. In a series of tweets the chef/owner of The Meatyballs Mobile and most recently EL restaurant, not only made the declaration, but also gave his reasoning behind this surprise announcement.

“Though humbling & heart breaking to inform, The Meatyballs Mobile will only occasionally ‘pop up’ going forward.”

“There are many reasons, but the bottom line is that I can no longer burn the candle at both ends as an individual & expect not to splinter.”

“Thank you all for your support & helping me to fulfill my dream as a restaurant owner.”

“I promise that our balls (and double entendres) will see the light of day and roll again and hopefully sooner than later.”

“My attention will now be devoted full time to EL ideas venture & unlocking our full potential. Still really sad right now.”

“Most of all incredibly appreciative of all our faithful followers & fans who’ve made this last year the amazing ride it’s been!”

“Don’t want to give the wrong impression: I have a restaurant project that is going better than my best dreams. Just kinda somber is all :)”

The Meatyballs Mobile first hit the Chicago streets in September of 2010 and has been serving up their tasty globes of goodness since then. Although being very disappointed we at Mobile Cuisine completely understand why he has made this choice. We have loved having his trucks come to some of the events we have organized, and were always a truck people asked for us to come back from week to week. We wish him the best of luck, and hope nothing but the best.