There was definitely something perfect about last night’s weather, light, and clouds that made an otherwise ordinary photo extra-special…:)
This must be one of my favorites food trucks in NY. Not only is it funny looking, it is also delicious…One of those food indulgences one allows him/herself when led to our own devices. Here’s a glimpse of their menu, just in case they come to your hood http://www.feedyourhole.com/home/menu-2/
And for those of you are either living abroad or not familiar with the phenomenon, here’s a brief explanation of what a food truck is..
A food truck, mobile kitchen, mobile canteen, or catering truck is a mobile venue that sells food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell mostly frozen or prepackaged food; others are more like restaurants-on-wheels. Some may cater to specific meals, such as the breakfast truck, lunch truck orlunch wagon, and snack truck, break truck or taco truck.
Food trucks first started to cater events (carnivals, construction sites, sporting events etc.) where potential customers gather, and places of regular work or study – college campuses, office complexes, industrial parks, auto repair shops, movie sets, military bases, etc. – where potential customers require regular meals or snacks. Food truck dining as a popular phenomenon has caught on in several U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Tampa, to name a few…
Due to an apparent combination of economic and technological factors combined with “street food” being “hip” or “chic” there has been a rise in food trucks in the United States in recent years.
Once more commonplace in the big cities of the eastern and western United States, food trucks recently have evolved to be found in both urban and rural areas of the U.S. In big cities of the U.S. the food truck traditionally provided a means for the on-the-go person to grab a quick bite at a low cost. Food trucks today are not only sought out for their affordability but as well for their nostalgia; and their popularity continues to rise.
Nowadays, the food truck trend has grown as they are now being utilized at special events such as weddings, school dances, birthday parties, mitzvahs, retirement parties, and public gatherings such as art festivals and movie nights. Food trucks are now even Zagat rated. Another thing to develop is the food truck festival phenomenon. These festivals are gatherings in which people can find their favorite trucks all in one place and as well provide a means for a variety of diverse cultures to come together and find a common ground over a love for food.
Tracking food trucks has become much less difficult. With the help of social media groups like Facebook and Twitter, a person can find where their favorite gourmet truck will be at any moment and get up to the minute updates on specials, new menu items and location changes. In fact, it could be argued that these social media outlets were the biggest contributing factor to the success of the gourmet food truck.
The food truck phenomenon has gained national attention and can now be seen regularly on television. Both the Food Network’s the Great Food Truck Raceand its sister station the Cooking Channel’s Eat St. feature food trucks and mobile food carts exclusively from all over the United States.(Source: Wikipedia)
Before heading down to Big Sur, I spent the evening walking though the Fisherman’s Wharf of Monterey. The City of Monterey is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California’s Pacific coast. It stands at an elevation of 26 feet (8 m) above sea level, on a land area of8.47 sq mi (21.9 km2). The 2010 census recorded a population of 27,810.
Monterey was the capital of Alta California from 1777 to 1846 under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California was claimed for the United States.
The city had California’s first theatre, public building, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper. The city and surrounding area have attracted artists since the late 19th century and many celebrated painters and writers have lived there. Until the 1950s, there was an abundant fishery.
Among Monterey’s notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row,Fisherman’s Wharf and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
And just because you have been so nice following this blog, in addition to my photos, you get an extra video of “otters holding hands”…I know, it almost feels like Xmas! lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epUk3T2Kfno
Gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain’t so bad at all
If you live it off the wall
Life ain’t so bad at all
Live your life off the wall, Live it off the wall
(Lyrics excerpts from “Off The Wall” Performed by Michael Jackson, Written by Rod Temperton)
Tonight, eleven years ago, I was fortunate enough to graduate from one of the coolest schools in the world a/k/a “NYU Law”. Our graduation party took place at Windows of the World on the last floor of the World Trade Center…Although I was there only a year to complete my LLM, this was one of the best years of my life. So tonight, even the Empire State Building is wearing the purple color of NYU to honor those who have graduated today. Congratulations to all of you NYU graduates, may you live your life to the fullest and most of all, remember that when you get that very first job out of law school, it’s only a job…