Thursday, February 20, 2014

WOW Barbecue Food Truck Is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Malden

[Ed note: This article was updated on May 8 and May 20 to reflect new information given, including a possible address and an opening date.]

The trend toward food truck owners opening brick-and-mortar restaurants appears to show no sign of letting up, as a relatively new truck that focuses on BBQ may be the latest to make the move.

Eater Boston is reporting (via a Facebook post from the truck) that WOW Barbecue is looking to open a permanent restaurant, with the post from the Facebook page saying that "we [have] already grown up from a little poor [dining] car to a luxury [dining] car and our own restaurant is going to open in next months with lots of new different kind[s] of traditional delicious Chinese food." It is not yet known where the brick-and-mortar spot might be located; as soon as we find out, we will post an update here.

[May 8 update: It looks more and more likely that the brick-and-mortar location of WOW Barbecue will open in Malden, with a Chowhound poster and a Boston Herald article both seeming to confirm what an earlier Eater Boston post had mentioned. The EB article says that the address is apparently 184 Salem Street, which is where CitySide Bar & Grille had been.]

[May 20 update: According to a message from @DuffyMalden, the grand opening for the brick-and-mortar location of WOW Barbecue is June 2.]

WOW Barbecue debuted last summer, with such items as lamb, sausage, and shrimp skewers offered. The truck can be found in Chinatown and by Northeastern University.