Skillet Serves Streetfood From An Airstream

Originally manufactured to facilitate the roadtrippin experience, Airstream trailers have, over time, come to serve many purposes for many people.

In Seattle, a 1962 Airstream trailer is the home of a roving restaurant that is receiving national acclaim. Last week, the USA Today profiled Skillet) under the headline: "10 great places to flag down a fabulous feast".

The traveling kitchen had previously received favourable country-wide coverage in TIME and Sunset magazines.

Closer to home, Skillet was selected as one of the Top 10 New Restaurants of 2007 by City Search editors in Seattle. It is also a hit with foodie bloggers in the Emerald City.

Launched in summer 2007 by Josh Henderson and Danny Sizemore, this self-described "mobile joint" changes locations on a daily or weekly basis. Prospective patrons must check a calendar on Skillet's website to pinpoint its current locale.

The roving restaurant caters only to the breakfast and lunch crowds (although they are currently on a hiatus from breakfasts) and its kobe beef burger, with a bacon jam, is getting rave reviews.

At one point, it looked like Skillet might not open at all, as it was cited by the local health officials, soon after it opened, for not having the proper permits. But as it approaches its one-year anniversary in August, and is clearly cooking up some exemplary cuisine, this hiccup likely seems far behind it.

We had our minds set on visiting the roving restaurant last weekend when we were in Seattle, but after doing a private party on Saturday night, the crew took the day off on Sunday, leaving us out of luck.

Photo: Courtesy/copyright Bruno Bollaert [volume12.net]