Napa's deli-on-wheels, Pastranomy, has returned from its winter hiatus.
The gleaming food truck, emblazoned with the motto "EAT OR WE BOTH STARVE," is back at its downtown Napa location in the parking lot on the northeastern corner of Clinton and Main streets, across from Azzurro Pizzeria and Shine salon.
Winter hours are currently Thursdays and Fridays, said Jesse Gilbert, a new partner in the deli truck.
"I used to work with Michael Dellar, one of the owners, and they asked me to be a part of it.
"I'm very blessed," said Gilbert, who said he has merged his own business, Best in Show Hot Dogs, with Pastranomy.
"We're going to specialize in service and really good products," Gilbert said.
Gilbert has introduced some changes to Pastranomy's menu.
The matzoh-ball soup, which he said was time- and labor-intensive to prepare, has been dropped, and several offerings added including hot dogs, hot links, chicken apple sausage and a pulled pork sandwich.
"I'm breaking the rules," Gilbert admitted. "But the pork's really good."
Pastrami, corned beef and roast turkey sandwiches remain on the Pastranomy menu, he added.
Pastranomy is set to be serving in Napa today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in future weeks will be scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gilbert said.
Saturday, Jan. 25, the truck will be at Concord's Todos Santos Plaza for a festival, he added.
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