Street food cart location URLs (Twitter/Facebook/etc)
Inspired by recent posts, thought it might be useful to compile a running list of URLs for the growing population of street food carts that are keeping an Internet presence to shout out their latest locations. Hopefully we can build a formal List working from this one. Go ahead and add any Bay Area cart via their Twitter/Facebook/wherever!
A few that have been mentioned by other posters so far:
Magic Curry: http://twitter.com/magiccurrykart
Amuse Bouche: http://twitter.com/AmuseBoucheSF
Creme Brulee: http://twitter.com/cremebruleecart
CHOW is compiling them all in a list that has a map. Here's the link:
If you know of any that aren't in there (I don't think we put Kitchenette on here yet for instance) please let me know: email@example.com or post to this thread.
In addition to the list, I wonder if anyone wants to discuss the phenomenon in general. On one hand I can see these carts gaining serious followings from Twitter-happy, Mission-loving, underground-cause-supporting SF foodies.
But on the other hand, if they get too popular, doesn't that increase the chances the authorities get wind of them and shut them down for not having licenses?
The 3 carts mentioned above seem to have a little alliance going....they mention each other on their respective Twitterstreams.
re: Agent 510
re: Robert Lauriston
I was at magic curry kart Friday. The cops pulled in, said, "We heard you have awesome curry", and left.
This week he is having a band playing. That seems like a prob for residents... but I don't know if I really care. He packs up and shows up next week somewhere else.
It isn't an alliance... it is just networking through the hub of twitter. They just fill in one another's gaps. And the creme brulee and curry karts are brothers, so you know.
BUT.. is something happening with twitter and REAL commerce? You betcha!
He sold 75 Creme Brulees in 43 minutes because of twitter. That is insane.
I hope they are paying taxes. If the cops don't care about underground businesses, the tax man does. Then again, for all I know they might have licenses.
There still needs to be a paradigm change for Twitter. There is limited usefullness ... but it just needs that something ... I don't know ... to explode. Ah, that's where I can finally make my fortune.
The 75 percent of silliness will got the way of any fad like this. Anyone still have a cb in their car?
re: Agent 510
Haha... Scarmoza... you should have a cocktail built into your plans if you are meandering towards rogue, pirate food carts. But I get what you mean... my lady and I both seem confused and a little lost when we have to wait in lines. It is something we don't really do. (smug jokiness hopefully intoned properly)