My favorite stories from the blog this week:
1. Food truck drama episode no. 1: John Birdsall talked to the owners of Twirl and Dip, the ice cream truck, about how the city's paperwork-screwup got them kicked them out of a park space they paid big $$$ to lease.
2. Our man Lou Bustamante braves the line ― the 50-minute-long line ― at Sushirrito to see if the fusion rice wraps are worth it. He finds that there's a difference between "Is the sushirrito tasty?" and "Is the sushirrito worth giving up your entire lunch hour to try?"
3. Food-truck drama episode no. 2: John Birdsall reports that the brand new JapaCurry truck went through San Francisco's arcane, $10,000+ permitting process to secure two spaces in the Financial District. Now the owner of a brick-and-mortar cafe located near one of the spots has made it her mission to oust him. This story has some big implications for the city's food-truck movement, and you can be sure Birdsall will be tracking it as it progresses.
5. And perhaps my favorite story of the week: A Mission vendor of illegal bacon-wrapped hot dogs goes legit and buys a Health Department-approved setup. Then she finds drunk Missionites don't want bacon-wrapped hot dogs unless they're cooked on a metal tray over a propane burner. So she sets up her old rig in front of the new one, and the money returns.