Restaurant Spotlight: The Tasty Yolk

Written by: Joanna Beach
Staff Reporter

The Tasty Yolk is a breakfast food truck company with three locations in Fairfield and Bridgeport. It was created by two childhood friends Eric Felitto and Mike Bertanza. They opened their first truck on May 5, 2016 and then a second one on November 14, 2017.

While working at a restaurant in Fairfield, Felitto and Bertanza created The Tasty Yolk. They established the truck with the thought that they would both still remain in their main jobs, but Bertanza left his job when the pair decided to open their second truck.

In 2017, the Tasty Yolk was the winner in the Connecticut Magazine’s Best Restaurants in the food truck category. It was also listed in MSN’s “America’s 100 Best Food Trucks”.

The Tasty Yolk’s three locations are on Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Post Road in Fairfield, and Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. The hours are 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays, 8am to 1pm on weekends, and they are closed on Mondays.

“We’re here year-round. Even when it snows.” said Christina Bertanza, creator Mike Bertanza’s sister.

Most of Tasty Yolk’s sandwiches and wraps are 5 or 6 dollars, with the exception of one wrap called “The Slenderizer” which is 8 dollars, and the special of the month sandwich, “Get Stuffed” which is 9 dollars. They are also accommodating to allergies and offer gluten free bread.

In September 2016, Dan Brelsford, a Bridgeport firefighter and the winner of Food Network’s show “Chopped” teamed up with Tasty Yolk to create a sandwich called “Smoke on the Yolk”. That month, $1 of each purchase of the sandwich went to the AJ Foundation to fight the opioid epidemic.

The most popular items vary.

“Honestly The Fatone, The Pig, and The Banker I would say would be the three most popular. The specials usually do pretty well too,” said Christina Bertanza.

We get a lot of college students, a lot of construction workers, and the fire department comes here,” Christania Bertanza said.

Sacred Heart students and college students from the area have responded well to the Tasty Yolk.

“I go there at least 3 to 4 times a month, sometimes more. I like getting the The Pig with hot sauce,” said senior Chris Iacono.

“I go once or twice a month, but I want to go more. My favorite thing to order is The Banker,” said sophomore Steve Vasile.

According to the Tasty Yolk website, Chef Eric Felitto is a Fairfield native. He started cooking at a young age with his family and friends, and in high school he began working in multiple restaurants.

Felitto ended up at the New England Culinary Institute in Essex Junction, VT and graduated with a BA in Culinary Arts. After graduating, he worked in a handful of other restaurants in southern Connecticut.

The Tasty Yolk’s current special is “Get Stuffed”. It is 2 sunny side eggs served over housemade stuffing and topped with shredded turkey gravy which can be purchased for $9.

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