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Food trucks do not come to suburbia. satisfied.gif

Around DC they sure do.

Another reason why DC sounds like a terrible place to live.
post #167 of 189
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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.


Well you ivy tower academics always claim to love the working men but get all queezy when confronted with how we live. wink.gif
post #168 of 189
To be fair, the gourmet food trucks are quite a bit better than the roach coaches that Pio is describing. And I've eaten from plenty of those and taco trucks as well.

I'm just surprised by how many hipsters are willing to wait in massive lines at these food truck festivals in both California and Arizona recently.

But yeah, the Twitter thing probably has something to do with it as well (and Yelp loves them as well). It's like you have to be in a private group to know where the trucks will be - albeit, the world's easiest private group to join smile.gif
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Well you ivy tower academics always claim to love the working men but get all queezy when confronted with how we live. wink.gif

I think your membership expired a while ago.
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Well you ivy tower academics always claim to love the working men but get all queezy when confronted with how we live. wink.gif

I think your membership expired a while ago.

I keep the membership active for when I go home and visit my siblings. All the PAPER NAPKINS and RANCH DRESSING on the side I want.
post #171 of 189
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Food trucks do not come to suburbia. satisfied.gif

Not true. Then again, you're in bumblefuck Canada.
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This is just another hipster perversion of a very well established blue collar tradition.

+1. I actually like the old blue collar food truck foods. nod[1].gif

The one thing that I dislike so much about them in places like Atlanta is how forced it is. I mean, I get it if you live in a place with a strong pedestrian culture... put a nice "place" to get food as an alternative to a hot dog/pretzel whatever. But like here its fucking absurd. It is essentially no different from any other restaurant when you have to drive to get there and its part of another establishment with other outlets... Really only reason for them is when they are at like parties or some such shit which is no different from what had already been done. IRDK.
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Not true. Then again, you're in bumblefuck Canada.
+1. I actually like the old blue collar food truck foods. nod[1].gif
The one thing that I dislike so much about them in places like Atlanta is how forced it is. I mean, I get it if you live in a place with a strong pedestrian culture... put a nice "place" to get food as an alternative to a hot dog/pretzel whatever. But like here its fucking absurd. It is essentially no different from any other restaurant when you have to drive to get there and its part of another establishment with other outlets... Really only reason for them is when they are at like parties or some such shit which is no different from what had already been done. IRDK.

Yes -- yes, I am. bigstar[1].gif
post #173 of 189
I like food truck food, greasy, shitty shit, but I never get it because my body has an immediate negative reaction to greasy foods. There is this pretty new one that sits on the street where I work and blares this like trance music. So fucking annoying, and on top of it all it is painted like a tiger. Morons.
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post #174 of 189
Wafels & Dinges. Belgian waffles. Best thing from a food truck in NYC. Eat them plain, don't order one with all the stuff they offer on it.
post #175 of 189
Here we go. Ahhh, the hungover mornings I'd grab a soggy fried egg sandwich outside the gates at Chrysler.

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post #176 of 189
They are starting to take hold in Dallas. The only one I've tried used to come sit outside my building on Sundays. They made really good Philly Cheesesteaks. Really cheap too...like $3.50. Have never stood in line for it though.

I have no moral view regarding whether or not my food comes from a truck.

There's even an iPhone app to tell you where they are (Roaming Hunger).
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This is for you iammmatt. I've complained about this place before.

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I waited in line at Dishes today. Am I a hipster?
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I waited in line at Dishes today. Am I a hipster?

You've got the beard for it.
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