I don't know if this idea is nation-wide yet, but it should be! If you are unfamiliar with the concept, here's the low down: these are trucks, much like the old fashioned and unappetizingly monikered "roach coaches", which drive around the city and sell food to anyone who walks up with cash in hand. And here's the twist: these trucks are gourmet. You might actually want to eat something from one of them! And since this means that you might actually want to find one, you need a way to figure out where they are. So they use Twitter. Perfect!
Gabriel and I tracked down the Grilled Cheese Truck tonight where it was parked outside of Amoeba Records. It was just like being back in high school. Except that then a night out might mean a greasy grilled cheese at Denny's, followed by a trip to the mall where I would probably end up with a Cure album on cassette. Tonight's outing resulted in gruyere and apple slices on French bread, followed by the purchase of a couple of jazz albums on vinyl. To be fair, the albums were Gabriel's purchase (and so is the photo), so I guess I'm not as grown up as I think I am.
If only we could have figured out where the cupcake truck was for dessert.