Armed with their trademark comfort food and oddball ice cream flavors, the E-Boys will be testing the waters for the next week with a limited menu highlight their food truck favorites alongside a handful of new creations. The gang has ventured into the coffee world as well (with Greenway beans, no less).
"From the start, this place was a labor of love and we put our heart and soul in it."
While the physical layout follows much of the old Kraftsmen set-up, the interior decor of the cafe is 100 percent Eatsie — a hodgepodge of art by Houston graffiti artist Skeez181, chalk board menus, industrial detailing and a sort of "Medieval castle" treatment around the windows and doors.
"There was no design consultant for the interior or anything," laughs Ryan Soroka, who co-founded the original food truck in 2011 with friends Matt Marcus and Alex Vassilakidis. "From the start, this place was a labor of love and we put our heart and soul in it.
"Right now we're concentrating on a smaller menu for our Eatsie friends and family. We'll be full throttle in the New Year with more offerings and a lot of seasonal options from Chef Matt."
Soroka says the E-trio is in the process of temporarily winding down the food truck while they continue to work on their 8th Wonder Brewery, which unveiled its first batch of beers in November.
"After we honor our last few food truck events, we're just going to focus on the brewery and the restaurant," he explains. "Once we have those squared away, our goal is to have the truck parked at 8th Wonder as much as possible."
The Eatsie Boys Cafe (4100 Montrose) will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday before a soft opening week Dec. 17 through 21. An official full menu is planned for early January. Check the restaurant's website for more details.