The Wheels Are Off

Eatsie Boys Café

Laurann Claridge
February 13, 2013

The bootstrapping trio dubbed the Eatsie Boys got its start a couple of years ago in a tiny trailer before tooling around town in a food truck selling sandwiches such as Frank the Pretzel, a take on the hot dog made with chicken poblano sausage and sautéed onions on a pretzel bun ($7). Now chef Matt Marcus, Ryan Soroka and Alex Vassilakidis have put down roots in the former Kraftsman Bakery space. While their truck has been put in park for a bit, the Eatsie Boys Café is open morning to late night, six days a week. The young upstarts serve fun, funky food and ice cream, from chicken liver mousse ($10) and salads including raw and tempura-fried kale ($9) to entrees sandwiches including a veggie Namaste with roasted cauliflower, feta and pickled pepper on brioche ($10). 4100 Montrose Ave., 713.524.3737;