An alum of the very old Theatre District restaurant Jacob Wirth (known for its brats, beer, and boisterous piano-accompanied singing nights) has left the family business to open her own food truck: Da Bomb made its first ever appearance at the Idle Hands Oktoberfest celebration in Malden this weekend, as Boston Magazine reported.
Meghan Fitzgerald, daughter of the owners of Jacob Wirth, helped manage and served as chef at the restaurant, which is nearly 150 years old. Now she’s striking out on her own with this new food truck, which specializes in cheeseburger-like “bombs,” or filled pastry dough rounds. The fully-encased burgers are designed to avoid messy on-the-go eating, and Fitzgerald also reportedly served German pork strudel and apple pie bombs over the weekend. Keep an eye out for the truck at upcoming events around town.
In a reversal from a few years back, it’s been a quiet couple of years on the food truck front in Boston. Da Bomb is one of the only recent openings in the Boston area, coming on the heels of a number of closings, including Clover (which shut down its trucks to focus on its restaurants).