Two Calexico Truck Recipes
Pico de Gallo
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
Juice of ½ lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Freshly ground black pepper
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
1 ripe avocado
Juice of ½ lime
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Large pinch of Kosher salt
In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork, then mix with other ingredients. Serve immediately. To store for a few hours, press a piece of plastic wrap down onto the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate.
(via Katy McLaughlin of WSJ)
Maximus Minimus (via OC Weekly -Edwin Goei)
Road-Warrior-Meets-Babe-The-Pig Death Van is only found in Seattle, where I just happened to be last Labor Day weekend. I wasn’t looking for it. It kind of just found me. And when something like this crosses your path, as it did that rainy afternoon, you stop and you take a picture.
Rickshaw Dumpling Truck (via Crain’s NY - Photo by Buck Ennis)
“Twitter has made all the difference for a growing group of mobile entrepreneurs. The online social network is to them what the musical jingle is to ice cream trucks: a way to announce their arrival at a location.”
“…these roving food outlets found a promotional niche on the Web thanks to the rise of Twitter, which lets them broadcast their changing location, advertise deals, and keep up a customer base. It fits: were there a culinary embodiment of short-and-sweet Twitter, it would be the food truck, mobile and ultra-niche and in the midst of broad yuppie popularity that some say will be a lasting cult following and some are still pegging as a fad. Plus, at least in certain U.S. cities, they’re pretty much unavoidable…”
“The melding of food trucks and Twitter is in full swing. Not since the Good Humor man hung up his bells in the 1970s, have so many food trucks patrolled the streets of America’s cities. And now you can find New York’s mobile food fleet easily through Twitter”