by Ian Froeb
Gut Check noticed last week that the Sicily Streat (@SicilyStreat; 314-440-2636) appears to have gone AWOL. The food truck has sent no tweets from its account since the end of February, and -- anecdotally, at least -- there have been no sightings of it since then, either.
Our attempts to reach the Daake siblings, the trucks' owners, have been unsuccessful so far. However, Sauce was able to speak with Catherine Daake, who says the truck remains in litigation with Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-8585).
(For those who missed that brouhaha: Sicily Streat was originally named Mangia Mobile; Mangia Italiano sued and obtained an injunction forcing the truck to change its name.)
Daake couldn't comment further, leaving us to draw the inference that the case is somehow preventing the truck from operating normally.
Update: (Wednesday, April 4, 1:15 p.m.) A look at the docket for the case in U.S. District Court (Evantigroup, LLC vs. Mangia Mobile, LLC) reveals that not much of significance has occurred since the the preliminary injunction against Mangia Mobile's use of that name.
One development of note: Albert Watkins is no longer the attorney of record for the Daake siblings, with his Kodner and Watkins firm having been replaced by the Schindler Law Firm. Aside from the preliminary injunction, the official response to Mangia Italiano's lawsuit that Watkins filed might be the most memorable aspect of the case.