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Mongers Chef Is Opening a Hawaiian-Inspired Food Truck

Poke, butterfish, and more late night seafood

Poke from Mongers
Poke from Mongers
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Seafood-loving chef Shane Stark is opening his own Hawaiian-inspired food truck this fall with Alley Cat. It’ll be parked in the back of East Cesar Chavez bar Craftsman starting on Friday, September 1. And, yes, Stark remains the chef at Mongers Market and Kitchen too.

Alley Cat’s menu will include poke, pork katsu sandwiches, and misoyaki butterfish. Chicken and beef teriyaki plates will come with rice, macaroni salad, and kimchi. Along with those staple dishes, Stark will also offer daily specials based on what’s available.

To get ready for the new food truck, Craftsman is sprucing up its backyard with more landscaping and patio furniture. Alley Cat’s initial hours will be from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Fishmonger Roberto San Miguel opened Mongers in March 2015 as part-fish market, part-restaurant, under Stark's watch. San Miguel is no longer with Mongers. Before Mongers, Stark worked at Kenichi and and Paggi House. Craftsman opened in April 2015.

This article has been updated to reflect San Miguel’s current status with Mongers.

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