Years ago, Chef Phillips moved to Austin, coincidently across the street from a food truck court. “I spent six months eating out of my back door,” he says.
“I thought this was something I could bring back to Tulsa,” Phillips says. He planned and saved for six years and tested recipes on family and friends.
He knew all about the financial burden owning a brick and mortar can entail, an insight he learned firsthand from chefs he had worked with, including Geoff Van Glabeek (Lava Noshery and Gilcrease) and Steven Howard (KoKoa Chocolatier).
The simplicity of trucks excited him, especially after he considered opening his own restaurant one day.
Lone Wolf Banh Mi was born opening in 2012– A food truck serving savory, sweet, sour, and spicy French/Vietnamese fusion food in a truck in the heart of Tulsa, Ok.
Vietnamese Sandwiches – The Vietnamese sandwich, sometimes called a “bánh mì” sandwich, is a product of French colonialism in Indochina, combining ingredients from the French (baguettes, pâté and mayonnaise) with native Vietnamese ingredients, such as cilantro, fish sauce, and pickled carrots.
The best place in Tulsa to get a great Banh Mi. The (only?) place to get caramelized Kimchi fries, and the best Beignets outside of Nola hence the Lone Wolf Banh Mi!
Lone Wolf food truck owners compete on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’
Tune in next Tuesday 1/13/15 at 9pm on CNBC to find out if Lone Wolf has what it takes.