It’s been about six months since I stood in line with 10,000 people for a morsel of street food.
No wonder I’m hungry.
I don’t hide the fact that I love food trucks, those mobile meal vendors that prepare everything from simple tacos to gourmet escargot lollipops.
All you have to do is take a look at my gut to see how much I love them.
As I travel the world, I have consumed cuisine prepared in gleaming, state-of-the-art, fully-equipped kitchens that happen to be on wheels, and as well as from people showing up in an old rusted Toyota pick-up and grilling some form of meat on an old truck wheel.
Some communities have welcomed the moveable food truck scene more than others.
It so happens that in the state capital of California the acceptance leans towards the not so much, at least based in the eyes of the city leaders.
The public masses have a different view of that situation in Sacramento, where, yes, there were a reported 10,000 people last April who did a lot more standing in long lines than munching on Mini-Burgers.
It was kind of like an Occupy Fremont Park where there was no mistaking the desired outcome: less restrictions on mobile food vendors, where current rules prohibit their parking more than 30 minutes in one spot.
Thirty minutes…hell, it sometimes takes me longer than that just to figure out what I want.
Well, the “movement” continues tomorrow, with the second SactoMoFO event—which for some reason they are calling the 3rd.
You can check out the particulars here (and maybe explain their math to me).
You can also check out their Twitter and Facebook thing, if you are so inclined.
Here’s me hoping that my ratio of line standing time to stuffing food in my face is less than the 1,000 to 1 from the last event.
I mean, I’m all into a public support of the food truck movement, but a guy’s gotta eat sometime.