Pittsburg, PA: New Food Truck Debuts

By Bob Batz, Jr. | PG Plate


A new Pittsburgh food truck is to debut today.

The Steer & Wheel is a burger truck.

But Jamie McLeland is doing high-end burgers — using all-natural beef (ground right on the truck) from Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Mediterra Bakehouse rolls and bread, transfat-free oil for the fries, and local and recyclable/compostable/biodegradable stuff whenever possible.

From 4 to 7 p.m. tonight, Mr. McLeland will join the PGH Taco Truck outside Ink Division at 218 Braddock Ave. in Braddock.

For this shakedown cruise, he’ll only be serving one of his many offerings: the Bacon Squared burger, which includes balsamic bacon jam and bacon as well as chive cheddar, lettuce and tomato,on an onion roll. He’s doing the large size — $9 — but eventually will offer a small size for $4.

The menu on his website lists two dozen burgers. One of my favorites: the Gorelickin’ Good, named for food writer Richard Gorelick at the Baltimore Sun (Mr. McCleland used to live there). It’s jazzed up with pork belly, boursin, carmelized onion and cornichon and served on brioche.

To know where the Steer & Wheel will be next and when, you can follow it via Twitter and Facebook, or call 412-230-7323 or email info@thesteerandwheel.com.