Mobile Food News: Sigsbee's, and Boris Portnoy's Satellite Republic


The Sigsbee’s truck. Photo via Facebook.


Boris Portnoy and his Satellite Republic moped. Photo via Facebook.

After hitting some permitting delays, the ~SIGSBEE’S~ truck is ready to hit the streets, starting Monday July 16th. The project is from siblings Tony and Jennifer Jett, who are working with chef Garritt Blanz (Lark Creek Group, Beast & the Hare). The menu includes handcrafted sandwiches (both for breakfast and lunch) and salads, using house-roasted meats with seasonal market ingredients. Since the siblings are both living with celiac disease, there are gluten-free breads available as well. The menu includes a roast beef sandwich with Gruyère fondue, fennel, arugula, and Worcestershire aioli on Acme herb slab ($9.50), and the Sigsbee’s deviled egg sandwich with house bacon, Maytag blue cheese, and frisée on an Acme bun ($6.50). And pickles! Sigsbee’s will also be serving Four Barrel Coffee. They will be serving lunch five days a week, 8am-2pm, in Mission Bay at 455 Mission Bay Blvd. (in the park around the corner on Bridgeview Way).

Eater gets word that pastry chef Boris Portnoy (most recently at Meadowood, but I remember him most for his amazing desserts at Winterland and Campton Place) is launching his own street food one-man show: ~SATELLITE REPUBLIC~. He’s tricked out a moped-trike (he’s obsessed with mopeds) with a tandoor oven that’s mounted on a propane turkey fryer. Dude. And here’s the kicker: this Muscovite is going to be serving dishes from Georgia, Uzbekistan, and “cities bordering the Caucasus Mountains,” and making bread to order for sandwiches. Eater mentions a “Georgian lamb sandwich with garden parsley and tkemali, a sour plum sauce from the region.”

You can try out this sandwich and a couple of other items this Wednesday July 11th from 5pm-8pm at NO Shop, just next door to Four Barrel at 389 Valencia St. Portnoy will also be popping up in Napa, so follow Satellite Republic on Facebook for updates. Ten percent of profits will be donated to “an after-school art program for children of the refugees from the Chechen War now living in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge.”