By Carol Deptolla | JS Online
Milwaukee’s food trucks have slowly been rolling out — on the rare day this spring when the weather has cooperated — and a new truck called Simmer is due to join their ranks May 6.
Steve Perlstein, a chef for 12 years, most recently at Buca di Beppo, and his wife, Jennifer Block, are launching Simmer.The food truck will have made-from-scratch soups, stews, dressings and sauces for its salads and panini, and will have vegetarian and gluten-free menu items.
Some of the menu items on a given day might be cassoulet orpho, and muffaletta or cheese-tomato panini.
Soups will be 8, 12 and 16 ounces, at $4.50, $5.50 and $6.50, panini will be $7 to $9; and salads, $4.50 for a side and $8 to $10 for an entrée.
“It’s always been my dream to have my own restaurant,” Perlstein said. “My wife and I originally considered opening a brick-and-mortar soup restaurant downtown, but as we thought more about it, a truck sounded more interesting, more workable, more affordable to open, and also much cooler.”
Simmer is in the midst of a fundraising campaign online at Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site. Starting in May, it will be on the streets and at festivals and farmers markets. Perlstein said Simmer also will cater events.