Sayonara, Roach Coach. It's time to die.
Gourmet food trucks have arrived, and with Twitter on board, a hooked-up driver-chef can broadcast her locale as she putters around the city. So hungry workers know exactly where, and when, to find the good grub.
Internet, we love you.
Below, a few examples of the fine fare found on wheels:
Los Angeles, CA: Marked5 (Twitter: @Marked5). Japan on a bun—a rice bun. Order Torakku beef; katsu pork; chicken curry; or their home-spun, pan-fried tofu patty, and your protein arrives floating between two puffy buns with fixins—special sauce, fresh veggies, and shredded cabbage for crunch.
Minneapolis, MN: The Chef Shack (Twitter: @chefshack1). A meat-and-potatoes operation with a pinch of ethnic flavor-flav. Start with a free-range bison burger, add a side of hand-cut fries with bacon ketchup (drool), and finish with Indian-spice mini doughnuts. Then die from pleasure.
New York, NY: Cupcake Stop (Twitter: @cupcakestop). Always-available flavors include red velvet, Oreo crumb, and triple chocolate. Among the daily specials: cappuccino, strawberry shortcake, and banana chocolate chip. Nom.
Portland, OR: Savor Soup House (Twitter: @savorsouphouse). Hearty soups made from seasonal ingredients, plus a grilled cheese bar with sweet-and-savory extras like apple butter, carmelized onion, pesto, and giardiniera. With plenty of vegan and veggie options, everybody ends up with a toasty glow, even in Portland's chilly summer.
San Fran, CA: Spencer on the Go (Twitter: @chezspencergo) is a veritable mobile bistro of French fare. On the menu: capers-braised skate cheeks, escargot puffs, and frog legs avec curry, all for under 12 bucks. Sacre bleu!
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