my hope for baltimorePosted: September 8, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I ventured to Brooklyn, NY to visit some friends. I love Brooklyn, and the last few times I have visited I’ve gone to a new part of the borough. Most recently, my travels brought me to Red Hook. Most famously known for its IKEA, the neighborhood is a bit secluded. I enjoyed this about it, and on Sunday my friends and I ventured over Red Hook Ball Fields to sit in the park and eat from the vendor trucks.
The food in from the trucks was amazing. Cheap and incredible. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one blown away. The park was crowded and the lines were long. Repeat customers. I had tacos on corn tortillas with chicken and a load of fresh ingredients. I also had a limeade and tried the corn on a stick. Corn on a stick? It was great! The corn was slathered in mayo and rolled in a variety of different spices.
I have been thinking about that meal for a while now. When walking around Fells Point yesterday, I mused to my roommate, Audra that it would be great if Baltimore started to have vendor trucks like that. There are ample parks around the city. Patterson Park would be a perfect place for these trucks! The park has soccer fields, softball fields, a pool. There are also a lot of young people living in the area that would take advantage of the trucks when the weather is nice and their friends are in the park.
It would be great if this happens sooner rather than later. While I like Holy Frijoles all good and fine, it doesn’t hold a candle to cheap, great-tasting, authentic tacos.