From the window of a fire-engine red trolley, Danny Chamoff serves up a sizzling heap of smoky, cubed tri-tip on a grilled bun, topped with crunchy coleslaw and a zesty chipotle sauce.
This is Tips Tri-Tip Trolley, a new food truck stationed on West Napa Street in front of the Scooteria. Chamoff, the “lead tipster,” works as the right-hand man to Glen Ellen owners Susie and Andrew Pryfogle and manages a team that runs the trolley dinner service every Thursday through Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m.
Tips Tri-Tip Trolley is among more than 60 farmers and vendors who will be at the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers’ Market (most commonly known as the Tuesday night market) that resumes today, May 6.
The idea for the trolley came to the Pryfogles several years ago and they started serving up their popular sandwiches, or “tri-tip sandos,” at regional farmers markets and events. Susie Pryfogle wanted to use a trolley instead of the normal truck in homage to the vehicle’s importance to Bay Area culture.
Last year, they served tri-tip at the Tuesday market, sans the trolley, to build a following. Now, after just two weeks of being an up-and-running mobile restaurant, Tips will be at the market each week with its flashy red trolley.