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Diary of a New Food Truck Owner, Part 13: When Yelp Makes You Cry

Diary of a New Food Truck Owner is an ongoing series where we talk with Meg Hilgartner, co-owner (with Siri Skelton) of a fledgling San Francisco mobile soft-serve ice cream business...

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Catering Acambaro Truck, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Stalking the elusive taco trucks in this town has been highly rewarding chow-wise for the most part as the overall quality in Salinas is very, very high. But once in a while, you hit a clunker. ...

El Peregrino Taco Truck, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

One of the “stationary” catering vehicles that has eluded me has a permitted site of 539 East Market Street, which would put it right next to El Kiosko’s truck. Cruising that street at different t...

Cup of Elote @ Catering 3 Maria – East Market St., Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Sunday a little after 5pm, I cruised down the local taco truck row on East Market Street to pay a visit to the Catering 3 Maria (sic) cart, spotted earlier. On my way here I passed by the one outs...

Chicken Gordita @ Catering 3 Maria Cart, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

The night before last month’s chowdown and taco crawl in Salinas, I hitched a ride home with my brother and took a swing through the Alisal to see if there might be anything new for the group to tr...

Zamudio Produce Truck, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Zamudio Produce truck is a cheery, pumpkin orange-painted daily presence on the corner of Williams Road and Garner Avenue in Salinas. Parked across the street from the lavanderia and near a few tr...

Carne Asada Taco – Beto Catering Truck, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

On Monday I continued my stake-out of the Fresh Express truck receiving area hoping to catch one of the itinerant taco trucks, like La Daisy Catering ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/362038 ). No...

Taco de Carnitas @ La Perla truck, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

After those less than satisfying trial tacos at El Taco Rico and El Kiosko, I decided to go back to the original La Perla truck for a sure thing. This one is parked in front of Freedom Bakery on t...

Mayra’s Mexican-style Hot Dog (Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Recently a reporter asked me why I was so passionate about eating at the catering trucks in Salinas. Besides the pat “faster, better, cheaper” answer, I also explained that the taco truck experien...

Faster and Better (not quite Cheaper) at Mister Taco, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Whenever I'm asked why I like taco trucks, I often respond that the hot and tasty snacks they make score very high on my faster-better-cheaper value meter when I need a quick bite. Recently I've h...

Fresh Garbanzo Produce Truck in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Reading the update on rworange’s post on the garbanzo bean truck in Richmond, http://www.chowhound.com/topics/313442 , I was delighted to discover one parked at the curb in front of 724 East Alisa...

La Chiquita Truck in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Driving my parents back to Salinas from San Francisco on Wednesday evening, we hit town at dusk. Right ahead appeared La Chiquita’s truck, parked in the lot of Joe’s Produce (201 E Alisal Street @...

Lonchera El Pipis in Salinas?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

I've seen few of the smaller loncheras driving the streets of Salinas or vending. I caught this one in January parked on East Alisal Street, just east of Kern Street. The hood was still warm from...

The Ice Cream Machine Truck (Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

On my way to the fish market this afternoon, I rounded the corner and was looking right at an ice cream truck. It was parked around the corner from Washington Middle School in Salinas on Homestead...

Cabeza Taco @ Apatzingan Catering Truck (Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Back in January I circled wider in the Alisal district away from the commercial strip on East Market and East Alisal streets towards Williams Road, not far from the Garner Avenue address that was m...

Taco Break @ La Daisy Catering Truck, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

"According to the office of the Salinas city attorney, there are 33 approved food trucks and 240 mobile vendors, which include ice cream push carts (paleteros), flower vendors and other street sell...

Churro carts in Salinas?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

The AP story below on the on-going battle between mobile vendors and brick & mortar restaurants mentions churro sellers. Where can I find one? Mobile vendors frustrate established restaurateurs i...

El Taco Rico truck in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

The truck El Taco Rico parks in front of Cliff's Tire & Battery Service at 631 E. Market Street in Salinas in the evenings. I gave it a try for the first time on Thursday. As you can see from...

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