let us mystery meet on a sprawling green
the 12th edition of the monthly food-loving meetup in boston transpired today on the rose kennedy greenway. i was proud to guest-host this excursion, which would intermingle a slew of strangers with outdoor spectacles that curiously rhyme with “bood frucks.”
despite the variant forms of cold drizzle that came our way (whether from the foreboding grey skies or the occasional erupting water sculpture), we were 30 fierce food-lovers-on-foot strong, hitting 10 mobile vendors (here’s the full list of food available during daytime hours) stationed sprawliningly on the greenway for maximum smell-the-roses-ness. the meandering walk (about a mile total) would do us good, truly, especially after tucking into a progressive dinner that would tide over any decent human being for a good 24 hours.
scroll to the end of the post for the full photo gallery.
what are your favorite food trucks or mobile vendors in boston? or what would be your fantasy street food? do tell.
in the meantime, here are haikus dedicated to each little eat-stop.
bbq smith, @bbqsmith
>> arnold palmer (half iced tea, half lemonade) with rosemary simple syrup + bbq-smoked almonds
not yet one hour old,
shiny silver smoky lust
casts a secret den
clover dewey square, @cloverdwy
>> carrot salad, fried plaintains, rosemary fries, or fried pickles
your name, yelled out, a
cue to cup one’s hands around
what is yours, warm, soft
lefty’s silver cart, @leftyscart
>> figment sandwich: fig jam, goat cheese, truffled greens on baguette
right-brain thinkers must
demand a richer world, a
most perfect sandwich
equal exchange coffee trike, @eecafe
>> hot and iced coffee
caffeine, yes, please, black —
may this bike lessen burdens,
as the world tears, shrinks
silk road bbq, @silkroadbbq
>> delightful meat sandwich + pulled pork with pomegranate sauce and slaw
flames makes the pig grow
fonder; slow, smoked rituals,
like grandpa’s grandpa
beantown franks ‘n’ spuds
>> pearl hot dog
there are days when one
just needs a snappy meat tube
under mustard, sun
grilled cheese nation, @foodtrucknation
>> boston common grilled cheese + tomato basil soup
what more is there to
say regarding cheese and bread?
o melt! buttered truth.
the cupcake cart, @bullfinchs
>> chocolate and vanilla cupcakes
handheld, not unlike
the tiger electronics
you smeared frosting on
brighter than neon,
fruit, the perfect balm, blended —
undo these sins, coax.
>> pork souvlaki
take these, hold my hand,
bites of flesh; sweet, salty, sour
then nothing, nothing