Barbecue trailer Micklethwait Craft Meats has long been known for their creative sausages and housemade bread, and they'll further expand the "craft meats" focus to include deli meats early next year. Owner Tom Micklethwait shares more details on their planned expansion with Eater National:
Tom and another ex-Vespaio staffer, Bobby Lovelet (who currently works alongside him at Micklethwait), have forged a plan for a secondary deli-themed trailer, recently making a research expedition to New York. While the deli trailer doesn't yet have a name, folks can expect it to focus on cured and smoked meats like pastrami, hot dogs, and bologna, as well as scratch-made bread and condiments. (Tom has also tossed around ideas for a farmers market trailer that would serve barbecue made with locally sourced meat, though the deli trailer is the current focus.) Renovations on the as-yet-unnamed deli trailer are currently underway, and he estimates that project could launch as soon as January.
"Ultimately what I'd like to do is to get the other trailers up and running and then when those are established, look at doing a brick-and-mortar," he says. "It keeps things interesting if you're not just doing the same thing every day."