Frate Street Food opens to the public

Chef Rob Nesbitt said his love of travel served as inspiration for a unique new restaurant in Ford City – Windsor’s first restaurant based out of a shipping container.

“I wanted to bring something unique to Windsor,” he said. “Essentially, if you didn’t go away on vacation and you wanted to get away, this is the place.”

Frate Street Food’s pink shipping container is located in the green space beside Pressure Drop on Drouillard Road.

Nesbitt said a Cinco de Mayo themed grand opening was planned for the weekend ahead, after they had soft launched the establishment earlier in the spring.

“We took advantage of some nice weather in the beginning of April and it went great,” he said.

For the rest of spring, Frate Street Food will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 9:00 pm, Fridays from 3 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 10 pm

Nesbitt plans to expand hours in the summer.

He said the menu would rotate every two weeks, offering up different globally-inspired street food options all the time.

For now, he said the lamb tacos, and overall atmosphere, have been big hits.

“It’s almost like you’re in your friend’s backyard on a Caribbean island,” he said.

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