Just a few weeks after Cantina Mobil commandeered a permanent space on Crown Street, the folks behind Eat Art Truck have decided to do much the same thing and establish an immobile presence upstairs in one of Bondi's favourite drinking spots.
Head chef Stuart McGill, who cut his teeth as a sous chef at Tetsuya's and who also spent many years learning his trade in Japan, will be at the helm of TruckStop and will bring his innovative Japanese/American-inspired fare to a newly-renovated space (from the designers responsible for the fit out of Pink Salt) on the top floor of the beloved Bondi boozer.
The grub at TruckStop will be an upmarket interpretation of what's currently on offer from Eat Art Truck. So expect a whole host of fusion fare, which will see traditional American and Japanese cuisine collide headlong, with the results taking the form of interesting dishes such as spanner crab croquettes, pork ribs with sansho rub and prawns with corn, crispy rice and bacon floss. The pork buns that made the truck famous will also hopefully get a run on the menu.
The establishment of TruckStop will freshen up the Beach Road's eating options. Having gone through many incarnations over the years, the pub's bistro currently does uneventful pub grub. TruckStop will surely change that.
If you can't make it down to Bondi, Eat Art Truck will continue to prowl the streets of Sydney, dishing out its pork buns and barbecue treats. Follow the truck on twitter to see where it's currently doing its thing.
TruckStop will open at the Beach Road Hotel on Wednesday September 26, from Wednesday to Sunday.