Open just about 3 months, San Francisco's one-and-only brunch truck is switching gears, if you will. After some legal disputes over the name, The Brunch Box belonging to Caroline Hummer and Eric Rud must cease existence. Its last appearance shall take place this Saturday outside Ritual Roasters in the Mission. But it's not all gloom and doom in brunch land. The truck will be back at the end of October with a new name: Bandit. They'll continue serving some of the more popular brunch items from The Brunch Box on the weekends at Ritual, but they'll also add in some sandwiches. During the week, Bandit will take a different tack, homing in on the lunch market with a menu of four rotating sandwiches, all of which may come topped with a fried egg, if that's your thing.
As far as other stops go, they've nailed something down with Speakeasy, Off the Grid, and Truck Stop for now; and they're looking to partner with a bar somewhere in the Mission. The hope is to park, for the most part, outside of beer-serving establishments, for obvious pairing reasons.
On the menu, Hummer and Rud are excited to offer Mexican bolillo rolls stuffed with various braised meats. Other options that may or may not appear on the opening menu are a mustard pulled pork number with apple-savoy slaw, a chorizo sandwich with with smoked peppers, onions and pickled shallot relish and a roasted chicken creation with radicchio, persimmon and balsamic vinaigrette. As you can probably imagine, a lot of this is still a work in progress, but Twitter is always a good way to stay on top of things. Check back in for updates on the debut of Bandit later this month.
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