Tag Archives: food trucks

Stoked for pies that r round

One of the small upsides to a torrential rain at lunchtime is that there's nearly zero line at the food trucks. Finding myself at Dewey square in the company of old favorites Bon Me and Mei Mei, I opted for the as yet untried (by me) Stoked Wood Fired Pizza truck. How do they get…
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Shooting at the walls of hunger, biang biang the Mei Mei dinner

About a year ago I was standing inside 506 Park Drive trying not to get plaster dust on my clothes while Margaret, Irene and Andy described the restaurant they were going to open. I knew the truck well and loved it, but could they really make it serving sit-down dinner with $15-20 entrees, here, on…
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Lunch at the solar breakfast truck

There's just enough uncertainty in the food truck world that catching sight of the telltale profile of your favorite truck as you round the corner can still be a rush. Green Bean Mobile Cafe has an unusual profile because there are solar panels on top of the truck, in this case optimistically yet pointlessly tilted…
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Three siblings, one truck, double awesome, local eggs

My tour of Boston City Hall food trucks is winding down. It looks like I won't catch them all in April as I'd planned but it was great to catch up with the estimable Mei Mei team this week and finally sample their signature sandwich, the Double Awesome. I don't know if Mei Mei invented…
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Operational Efficiency at Roxy's Grilled Cheese

Two weeks later, I kept my Cheese Weasel Day date with Roxy's Grilled Cheese truck. You know how I like a simple menu: they offered five sandwiches, two add-ons and a single side. What I really wanted was a grilled cheese sandwich made with sharp cheddar, ideally with bacon and avocado, most of the Green…
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Burek Börek Byrek Truck Truck Truck

One of the newest trucks on the scene at City Hall Plaza is Mediterranean Home Cooking, what looks like a family operation with no evident social media presence or brick and mortar location. But they do have one of my favorite things, a focused menu: That's right folks, we're talking about byrek and that stars…
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Res Ipsa loquitur at Chicken & Rice Guys

The menu board is improved and the prices have gone up, but the Chicken & Rice Guys still deliver exactly what they say and they do it very well. Last year I had the chicken and rice, this time I tried the lamb and rice, small size. I admire the focus and appreciate the results.…
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Compliments all around

Yesterday the good folks at the Compliments food truck seem to have decided it was their duty to dispense compliments to their patrons. It certainly brightened my day. I got "hey, I really like your sunglasses" (they're Warby Parkers, and it's like looking through an Instagram filter all the time!) and the gent behind me…
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MMM MMM M&M ribs

I was sorely tempted to return to The Latin Spoon for empanadas on this almost springy Tuesday, but the Quest requires that I visit each truck in turn before repeating. I'd been to M&M Ribs before and enjoyed it, so it was nice to return to a familiar menu. I seem to remember having pulled…
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Truckless Tenoch Totally Tackles Tortas

At City Hall Plaza yesterday, there was a different kind of truck, more like a trailer really, offering Mexican sandwiches called tortas. It was Tenoch Movil, the roving branch of Tenoch Mexican restaurant of Medford and Boston. This is my kind of food truck operation. Simple menu, simple pricing, do one thing - tortas, juicy…
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Truth in Truckvertising at The Bacon Truck

Another wind-blown lunch at City Hall Plaza. Today, we chose The Bacon Truck. Judging by the line, most people felt there was no other choice, though Green Bean Mobile Cafe (with solar panels, a bit of a joke at City Hall Plaza) and Mediterranean Home Cooking (with burek, more on that next week) looked pretty good.…
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Cheese Weasel Day: Roxy MIA, Paris Saves the Day

I had it all planned out. In observance of Cheese Weasel Day, I would have lunch at Roxy's Grilled Cheese truck at City Hall Plaza. As it turned out, Roxy was priorly engaged so the choice came down to Paris Creperie and the Chicken and Rice Guys. CNR had scary teeth on their truck and…
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