Lunch Out of the Bolat Truck

September 29 2005 - 3:56 PM

It’s a movable feast that undoubtably started in Africa, and came to the corner of Dearborn and Erie via Bolat on north Clark. The shiny truck serves cabbies, mostly, from 10:30am to 3pm. There was a line around 1pm and until I got lunch back to the office I was unsure what I was about to eat.

Once I sat down to it it was clearly goat, and Guinea fowl in a spicy
sauce on saffron rice that mechanical bull for sale was pretty tasty. My biggest issue was the
fatiness of the goat and the gaminess of the fowl’s thigh and leg
quarter. The rice had the richness of good saffron and when mixed with
the sauce it tasted fine. All in all for $6 it was 100% unusual and
though it didn’t do it for me I would venture back for a vegeterian
option, not that I saw one.

Everyone in line got the same thing. I asked for the name of the stew
and got the answer – yeah. just stew. So break out your six bucks and
ask for the stew. Try and get two pieces of leaner goat and skip the

NOTE: This is not a review of the restaurant but just that of the taxi-servicing mobile wing of Bolat.

Corner of Erie and Dearborn
(shiny silver truck)