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post #151 of 189
Wasn't brunch invented by chefs to keep their food costs down and to use up all the bits and pieces slowly rotting in the reach ins and walk ins?
post #152 of 189
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Wasn't brunch invented by chefs to keep their food costs down and to use up all the bits and pieces slowly rotting in the reach ins and walk ins?

This doesn't bother me as much as it does some people. I mean if I have stuff about to go bad at home I'll make what I can from it.
post #153 of 189
"Brunch" is what I order when I'm eating breakfast after noon and haven't showered or shaved.

It's fucking wonderful. And slightly less embarassing than admitting that it's breakfast.
post #154 of 189
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Wasn't brunch invented by chefs to keep their food costs down and to use up all the bits and pieces slowly rotting in the reach ins and walk ins?

This doesn't bother me as much as it does some people. I mean if I have stuff about to go bad at home I'll make what I can from it.

Yeah, but you don't charge yourself money for the treat of eating food going bad.
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post #156 of 189
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When did you move to Brooklyn, Matt?
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2012/04/brunch_3.php#reader_comments

A bunch of old, pissed off renters in a gotten expensive area. Fuck them. I don't do brunch, but I am going to now.
post #157 of 189
Along the same lines, what's with hipsters waiting in line for food trucks... and the love of food trucks in general?

The 4th Sacramento Mobile Food Festival was today and once again, thousands of people showed up to wait in line for hours to get food from the various trucks. I attended the first one last year, but left when I realized that it would take up to three hours to get anything to eat.

I've tried a few of the local trucks when I've found them and while they are sometimes good, it's not because you get food out of a kitchen with wheels.

However, hipsters seems to absolutely love these things.
post #158 of 189
The same thing happens in Toronto with food trucks. I never understood why I have to pay exorbitant prices and queue to eat food on the street with no cutlery or service. It seems in vogue now for a chef (or more likely a former cook) in between establishments to try this, get some publicity, investors, capital or all of the above, and then move on to opening a permanent place.
post #159 of 189
Food trucks do not come to suburbia. satisfied.gif
post #160 of 189
I've never eaten from a food truck.
post #161 of 189
Food trucks have been around for decades. There was a pretty thriving company where I grew up that had a huge fleet of trucks that would show up at factory gates at all the right times for the workers to get a soggy fried egg sandwich, bad coffee, etc. The food was all packaged at a central commercial kitchen, trucks loaded up, and off they'd go.

This is just another hipster perversion of a very well established blue collar tradition.
post #162 of 189
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Food trucks have been around for decades. There was a pretty thriving company where I grew up that had a huge fleet of trucks that would show up at factory gates at all the right times for the workers to get a soggy fried egg sandwich, bad coffee, etc. The food was all packaged at a central commercial kitchen, trucks loaded up, and off they'd go.
This is just another hipster perversion of a very well established blue collar tradition.

Not to mention, the "chippy" or chip-wagon, some of which are mobile, and others not smile.gif
post #163 of 189
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Food trucks have been around for decades. There was a pretty thriving company where I grew up that had a huge fleet of trucks that would show up at factory gates at all the right times for the workers to get a soggy fried egg sandwich, bad coffee, etc. The food was all packaged at a central commercial kitchen, trucks loaded up, and off they'd go.
This is just another hipster perversion of a very well established blue collar tradition.

I'm not a fan of the food truck trend, but given your description of the original, I'm happy with the recent perversion.
post #164 of 189
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Along the same lines, what's with hipsters waiting in line for food trucks... and the love of food trucks in general?
The 4th Sacramento Mobile Food Festival was today and once again, thousands of people showed up to wait in line for hours to get food from the various trucks. I attended the first one last year, but left when I realized that it would take up to three hours to get anything to eat.
I've tried a few of the local trucks when I've found them and while they are sometimes good, it's not because you get food out of a kitchen with wheels.
However, hipsters seems to absolutely love these things.

Food trucks remind hipsters of their adventures eating road-side snack foods prepared by locals during their back-packing trip in Honduras.

Or maybe they like food trucks just to enforce the feeling of being hip since most food trucks do the whole Twitter thing, so you can only find the food truck if you're "in the know."

Most likely some combination thereof.
post #165 of 189
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post

Food trucks do not come to suburbia. satisfied.gif

Around DC they sure do.
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