Perhaps best known for their epic soft shell crab burger, Hammer and Tong 412 has decided to hit the road on the streets of Melbourne and launch the Hammer and Tong Food Truck.
Eating house and coffee bar, Hammer & Tong 412 opened in Fitzroy in early 2013 and has developed a loyal foodie following in Melbourne ever since. A partnership between industry pros Simon Ward and Dennis Ferreira (both ex Vue De Monde), Hammer & Tong celebrates casual dining and simple, fresh ingredients.
I was lucky enough to go to the launch of the food truck last week to sample some of the menu. Foodies mingled excitedly at the rear of the restaurant on Brunswick Street, tempted in by the smells of soft shell crab and charcoaled brioche and the sounds of the thumping beats from the house DJ.
Serving up Hammer & Tong favourites, the food truck offers a new class of mobile dining fare and is a first in high-end food trucks.
Many dishes from the restaurant have found their way on to the menu, including the soft shell crab burger and lavender custard yoghurt. Of course, I had to try them all…
Taking casual fine dining to the next level, look out for the Hammer & Tong food truck at events, popular food truck destinations, and even catering private parties around town.
You can find the Hammer & Tong Food Truck in the following locations
Thursday August 21
Lunch 11am-3pm at Acu, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Dinner 5pm-10pm at Moondog Brewery, 17 Duke Street, Abbotsford
Friday August 22
Lunch 11am-3pm at Victoria University, Footscray
Dinner 5pm-10pm at Kooinda Brewery, 28 Culverlands Street, Heidleberg West
Late night 10.30pm-12.30am The Racoon Club, 145 Plenty Road, Preston
Sunday August 24
Lunch 11am-3pm at Technology Markets, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Dinner 5pm-10pm at Ruckers Hill, corner High Street and Bayview Street, Northcote
For the full schedule check out their Facebook Page.