Baltimore's newest food truck will make its debut this weekend at the Towson Town Spring Festival. Tentatively called Jeet Yet, it will be located on Chesapeake Avenue between the old and new courthouses during the annual street fest.
The venture on wheels is still a work in progress, says co-owner Damian Bohager. The name of the truck may change, he says, but for now, "I thought, 'It's cute, it's different, it's fun.'" Jeet Yet is slang for "Did you eat yet."
Damian is also in the process of hiring an executive chef to man the operation. "To be successful, you need a good chef," he says. "And you have to have an eclectic type of food."
This weekend, the food will be suited to festival taste buds with pit beef, ham, and turkey; oversized turkey legs; boardwalk and sweet-potato fries; and lobster rolls.
The truck—which is actually a 26-foot trailer—has a full kitchen with a four-burner stove and oven, griller, double fryer, refrigerator, and more. Damian has also partitioned off nine feet of space for smokers to smoke the food.
In the next couple of months, Jeet Yet will be at the Flowermart, Artscape, and a festival in Atlantic City among other places to be announced.
Damian is the former owner of the defunct Bohager's Restaurant and Grill in Fells Point, which closed in 2004. And in full disclosure, his wife Maggie is my cousin—though I only know about the food truck because she posted about it on Facebook!
I'll have more on the food truck as the business evolves.
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