Murray Street meets Mumbai.
Port Moody’s Brave Brewing Co. is bringing the tastes of Indian street food to the city’s Brewers Row with its new food truck, Frankie Street Food.
The truck is operated by executive chefs Evan Elman and Tushar Tondvalkar, who had been running Frankie as a ghost kitchen out of an East Vancouver commissary kitchen as they searched for a truck to take their street food to the, well, street.
Along came Brave Brewing Co., whose founder, Chris Peacock, had an old food truck but no food to serve from it.
The new partnership will see Frankie Street Food parked at Brave Brewing from Wednesdays to Sundays where, according to its website, it will serve “mouth-watering Mumbai-inspired street food” that includes its renowned roti wraps or “Frankies.”
They’re loaded with meats like grilled chicken tikka, lamb, curried goat and there’s even a vegetarian version with fried cauliflower.
The menu also features a lamb smash burger and an Indo-Schezwan chicken sandwich along with butter chicken poutine and Piri Piri fries as side dishes.
Brave Brewing opened last November, taking over the location of the former Bakery Brewing at 2617 Murray St.
It was the acceleration of a dream of Peacock, a local tech entrepreneur who had been planning on building a brewery from scratch in a warehouse space further east along Murray Street until opportunity knocked when the principals behind Bakery decided they wanted out of the beer business.
Peacock shifted his sights west, relaunching Bakery as Brave, an expression of his own inclinations to take inspired risks.
“Being vulnerable is the bravest act to commit,” said a statement on the new brewery’s website.
Meanwhile, Peacock re-imagined the warehouse space he’d secured into a new co-working, community and event space called Site B that brings people together for meetings, collaboration and good times like arts and charity events, salsa dance nights and even indoor putting clinics for disc golfers.