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March 29, 2018 - PA Brewers spot on Blue Sparrows partnership with 11th Hour Brewery

Blue Sparrow Food Truck To Become Permanent Staple At Eleventh Hour Brewery

One of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing breweries and one of the most popular food trucks to collaborate on new concept!

The fresh crisp air of Spring is upon us, which means there is a lot to look forward to in the coming months, including a collaboration between two Pittsburgh staples. Eleventh Hour Brewing fans have become accustomed to a rotating batch of food trucks during operating hours, however starting on Wednesday, April 3rd the brewery and Blue Sparrow food truck will venture into a new relationship. Blue Sparrow’s vintage 1956 Greyhound bus will be parked outside the brewery four out of the five days of operation! …

December 12, 2018 - NextPittsburgh’s article on the new bus

December 12, 2018 - NextPittsburgh’s article on the new bus

Blue Sparrow adds a vintage Greyhound bus to its food truck fleet — and plans a brick-and-mortar restaurant

Sailors who’ve crossed oceans often commemorate the journey with a sparrow tattoo. Luke Cypher is a landlubber, but he appreciates the symbolism behind the bird.

In 2016, the heavily inked chef launched the Blue Sparrow food truck. He spent nine months transforming an old Duquesne Light vehicle into a mobile kitchen, bringing global street eats to the Steel City.

“Global street food is a fancy way to say, ‘I can do whatever I want.’ I didn’t want to pigeonhole myself into one style of food,” says Cypher, who did his culinary training at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and worked at Piccolo Forno. …


December 2018, The Pitt News article on expanding to a bus

Blue Sparrow food truck flocks to a new home

Something big is coming to the Pittsburgh food truck scene — a Greyhound bus, to be exact. Blue Sparrow — a food truck that sells global foods ranging from a ramen burger to traditional gyros — is expanding from its current truck to a 1956 GM PD-4104, a bus known as a “Highway Traveler” while it was being produced.

One of its previous stops was outside of Redhawk Coffee on Meyran Avenue, but the owners have had to ease up on lunch service to devote time to developing the new bus. They hope to pick up lunch spots again when the bus is ready for use. The Greyhound’s size will multiply their kitchen space when they are out serving different sites…

September 17, 2018 - The Pittsburgh Current’s review of Blue Sparrow Food

September 17, 2018 - The Pittsburgh Current’s review of Blue Sparrow Food

This Week On Wheels: A Review Of The Blue Sparrow Food Truck

For this week’s food truck review, I ventured out on a Friday evening to Eleventh Hour Brewing in Lawrenceville to find Blue Sparrow. The Blue Sparrow food truck is where chef and owner Luke Cypher serves up his eclectic menu of “global street food.”