What have I been doing away from my blog? Among other obvious things, eating.
You've probably seen some crazy gimmick food trucks/roach coaches/stands run by crazy old ladies before, but San Francisco seems to take it to another level. Name your country, sweet, or gimmick of choice and there's got to be a food cart or food truck in the city that suits your tastes. Yesterday was a jam packed, all star line up of just a few of the things you can find here in San Francisco past the last calls for alcohol.
I mean seriously look at this sea of people. I don't think anyone was expecting such a high response to street food. I've always heard San Francisco is a foodie town. I agree. Food is serious business around here. If you're gonna spend all this money on food, it should at the very least be tasty.
A few trends I did notice while I was there:
- East Asian+Mexican Fusion. We're talking chicaron sushi, Korean BBQ tacos, yuzu (a Japanese citrus) mojito. I think it's a huge reflection of the area this festival is held in, which is the Mission district. The Mexican and Asian restaurants in this area are always good.
- Sweets. Carts and food trucks devoted only to the desserts. Creme brulee, cupcakes, you get the picture.
- Fresca. Again this might be indicative of the Mission district, but there was a lot of fresh squeezed fruit drinks to consume. I love me some good fresca on a hot day.
Now is time for the sequence that Anthony Bourdain would call Food Porn.
Dear Lord all of these pictures are making me hungry again nom nom nom nom =9