Truck Stop: Lil Dan's Gourmet Truck

What’s to eat? Real South Philly Italian sandwiches: Slick Nick ($6.50), breaded chicken cutlet with spinach or broccoli rabe and provolone on a Liscios Bakery roll; the Bella ($6), balsamic chicken with spinach or broccoli rabe and roasted peppers. Plus Italian pork, homemade meatballs, Maglio sausage ($5.50-$7.50). Get the picture?

Find it: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Friday at LOVE Park, Tuesday at 8th and Poplar, Thursday at Drexel (33rd and Arch).

Call: 215-252-1677.

Follow: @LilDansFood.

Wait: 10 minutes at lunch rush. Well worth it.

And the Oscar goes to: The Don (chicken with mozzarella, red sauce), Slick Nick, the Bella — heck, it’s all delicious.

Backstory: Daniel and Laura Pennachietti started Lil Dan’s in 2009 in memory of son Daniel Jr., who died in 2005. This very friendly Italian/Irish family cooks up a storm of homemade food.

An exploration of mobile food truck operations, reported by avid truck food consumer Dan Geringer.