Launched in December, Roaming Hunger
is a San Francisco-based Web site providing elusive inter-connectivity among street-food purveyors across the country. It's a convenient way to follow Twitter feeds, sort by food type (whether, say, sweet or vegetarian), and also to give love to favorite vendors. The blog section
is beginning to heat up, with the most recent post documenting last weekend's inaugural L.A. Street Food Festival. Founder Ross Resnick was inspired to create Roaming Hunger after living in Hong Kong and traveling extensively throughout Southeast Asia five years ago.
"I was intrigued by the variety of street food options and ate from the vendors whenever I could," Resnick told SFoodie. "It was sort of a culture shock when I came home to see how underdeveloped we were in street food availability. Once the domestic street food scene emerged, I began keeping track of all the vendors as they arose. I realized this would be a great public service to share this info and help bring a greater awareness to the movement.
"Plus," he added, "I just love to eat."