Bruno’s enters the food truck game

Local brick and mortar gets into the mobile game

Rick Bruno of Bruno’s on Fourth is the latest entrant into the local mobile food scene with Charlie Bruno’s Chuckwagon debuting in May.

The chef/owner of a popular Santa Rosa bistro said he’s been considering taking his comfort food on the road for more than a year, and will focus heavily on catering and events gigs, but also plans to have some lunchtime street vending. With a starting menu of things like mac and cheese, BLT’s, calamari, chop salads and fish and chips, the plan is to prep the food in the restaurant kitchen, then cook the dishes to order on-site.

Bruno’s wife, Lynn, who is helping coordinate the trailer, said the Chuckwagon will have its official debut at the restaurant’s annual Backyard Barbecue on May 22.