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Friday, January 21, 2011

Food Truck Drama, Sushirritos, and Bacon Hot Dogs: This Week in Food Bloggery

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs: Too illegit to quit. - GREENKOZI/FLICKR
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  • Bacon-wrapped hot dogs: Too illegit to quit.

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.

4. Our list of 92 favorite dishes continues this week with oxtail, frozen yogurt, and levain.

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.

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