Biz Buzz Monday: East Dubuque bar debuts new food truck

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Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from the tri-state area. In addition to this update from East Dubuque, Ill., we will share other developments in Tuesday’s edition.

An East Dubuque bar recently debuted a new food truck.

The Other Side, 68 Sinsinawa Ave., brought out its food truck for customers for the first time last month. Michelle Mulgrew — sister of The Other Side’s owner, Mike Meyer — does catering and now food truck scheduling for the bar.

“Basically, I started the food truck … because we had several local businesses and things like that that we used to cater indoors before the (COVID-19) pandemic,” Mulgrew said. “They wanted to bring food back but don’t necessarily want us in the building. This way, the employees can come out and order food that way instead of us being in their lunch room, and we can offer different options.”

Mulgrew said the food truck’s menu is flexible, depending on what the person who booked the truck wants.

“Usually what we do is pizzas to order, personal pizzas, and two different sandwiches as options with a bag of chips, simple stuff to be able to get them in and out quickly,” she said.

In addition to taking business bookings, Mulgrew said the food truck also has parked at a few area summer events already, such as the Kick Off 2 Summer concert at Q Casino in Dubuque. The truck can also be found on Saturdays at Dubuque Farmers Market.

“I have also gotten several requests for Music in the Park, Food Truck Fridays,” Mulgrew added. “This (food truck) is something that we had been talking about for the last couple of years.”

Those interested in booking The Other Side’s food truck can text or call 563-580-4303.