Thursday, September 8, 2011


Being very discerning about the food I eat (picky) - particularly when an animal's life was taken for the food - makes eating out more of a challenge. I ate a quesadilla at this fine restaurant in Truckee, California, despite the wonderful meat smells emanating from the exhaust. Once my vegetarian brother walked into my grandmothers kitchen and politely said, "Mmm, that stew smells good." My grandmother responded like so: "Then why don't you have some? You can eat around the meat?"

Which makes about as much sense as this:

Food Trucks in Boise. Me, Elsewhere

I get a lot of crap from my so called fans about not updating my so called blog. By a lot of crap I mean very little. What actually happened was someone reminded me that I have a blog. If I were a genuinely dedicated food truck blogger I would have stayed in Boise over Labor Day weekend. Instead I was here:

Lame. Meanwhile Boise was lousy with food trucks, and my source informed me that there were even vegetarian tacos!

Lesson: Never leave Boise.

There was some sort of food truck festival last weekend. And, FYI, there is another coming in October, BTW. More on that later.

That said, I have nothing else to say at the moment.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Once again, I went to France to Photograph the Tour de France. While I was there I saw many a pizza truck - the wood fire variety. Also in France my computer broke. I have not had a chance to look at my pictures from the trip yet. But I know there is a picture of a Citroen pizza truck that I look forward to posting. I realize it aint a taco truck but you take what you can get. In France you can get pizza - really good pizza - from a truck. In Idaho you get excellent tacos from trucks. It is a decent trade off.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vegetarian Option

The view while waiting for my quesadilla.

The view of my quesadilla.

I got the distinct feeling that I was confounding - flabbergasting even - the nice woman at Taqueria for ordering a quesadilla without meat. Evidently, she thought I was simply a delicate eater so she warned me that it was served in a corn tortilla. That I can handle. Being a picky or delicate eater is something I never wanted to be but I am afraid that is what I am becoming. The bean allergy is something I cannot control. I would if I could. Not eating meat is a different and more complicated story, much of which I wrote about previously on this blog.
Yet, I miss visiting Idaho's taco trucks so today I visited Taqueria for the above quesadilla. Immediately after the photograph was taken, I stuffed the iceberg lettuce, tomato and avocado into the tortilla, poured some of her delicious red salsa on top, and stuffed it into my mouth. My conclusion is that even without meat her quesadilla's are worth the trip. But they are tastier with meat and sour cream.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Boise Weekly

Food Trucks
This blog is mentioned. Thanks Rachael.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Taco Truck Manhattan

This truck was somewhere near Lincoln Center in New York. The food looked good. I did not stop to ask any opinions or even see if there were any non-meat or non-bean options. As it was I almost lost my companions when I stopped to take this photograph. We stumbled upon El Idolo as we were leaving the Merkin Concert Hall where we had just heard Gabriel Kahane and Timothy Andres.

Monday, February 21, 2011

a suggestion to entrepreneurs

If the people of Idaho are anything like the people of California*, or more specifically, if the people of Boise are anything like the people of Los Angeles** this will be a big hit: A taqueria that offers delicious vegetarian options such as the Jamaica (hibiscus flower) taco. Full disclosure: not sure I could taste the flowers but just knowing they were there was comforting - and I liked the texture. The taco with the blue corn tortilla was a delicious potato taco.

*I know what you are thinking: in many cases the the people of Idaho are from California.

**I still know what you are thinking: in many cases the people of Boise are from Los Angeles.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


3rd and 11th in Nampa. That's all I know about this truck.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Truck Thoughts

When I sing along to this composition or piece, if you will, I replace "Hut" and "Bell" with "Truck" and "Truck," respectively. "I'm at the pizza truck, I'm at the taco truck, I'm at the combination pizza truck and taco truck." Which leads me to my thesis: when will Boise branch out beyond the Mexican themed food truck? A pizza truck for example? I think I mentioned the wood fire pizza trucks in France a while ago. Good idea. I am willing to give out all my brilliant ideas since I have no entrepreneurial spirit (and I have a job).
  • A handmade donut truck. The key word here is handmade. The other key word is donut. Both hard to resist.
  • Anything vegan truck. Maybe Idaho is not ready for that (and vegans don't have money).
  • Curry Truck?
I do know about the Salad Man and I have heard positive things about him. He is parked somewhere on State Street in Boise.
For the record, I am still a fan of taco trucks, but as many of you know, I stopped eating meat and I am allergic to beans. Those restrictions make eating at taco trucks difficult.

These thoughts were spurred by a discussion with a reporter (is that your title?) from the Boise Weekly earlier this afternoon. Thanks.