After February’s fire, the Tails & Trotters butcher and sandwich shop and The Pie Spot officially enter the next stage of rebuilding: Meet their flaky/meaty new food cart, which opens today in the parking lot in front of 511 NE 24th Ave. (beside the two temporarily closed, fire-damaged shops).
The Pie Spot will rule the food cart on Sundays and Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to serve coffee, pie holes, and breakfast sandwiches. Tails & Trotters will take over Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will also sell cookies and pie holes by The Pie Spot on Fridays and Saturdays.
“We've got most of our regular sandwiches available,” Tails & Trotters owner Aaron Silverman tells Eater. On deck is the lengthy list of pork-packed classics, like Cubanos, Reubens, and roasted pork, as well as the occasional banh mi.
One notable absentee is the beloved Grinder sandwich, a potent Italian-style sub layered with house-cured coppa and lonza. Tails & Trotters lost its entire inventory of signature hazelnut-finished pork products, including 24-month-aged legs of prosciuttos, and while it’s rebuilt a stock of porkstrami, porchetta, ham, and more, that coppa and lonza, which both take three to four months to make, aren’t ready.
Thankfully, Silverman’s beloved sandwiches have returned in some form, because he says recovery “has been incredibly slow, due to insurance investigations and procedures.” The Pie Spot could be up and running again in a couple months, whereas Tails & Trotters is looking at another four to six months. “We expect to operate the cart through the summer, until the shop is able to reopen,” says Silverman.
Here’s the current line-up of sandwiches and salads:
- Tails & Trotters [Official]
- The Pie Spot [Official]
- Updated: Severe Fire Damages Tails & Trotters and The Pie Spot [EPDX]
- All Previous Tails & Trotters Coverage [EPDX]