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Jun 11, 2010 10:26 AM

Food carts coming to Greenway

Looks like some food carts are coming to the Greenway including Clover Food Lab Truck (excellent!), Silk Road BBQ (sounds promising), and Andale (Argentinian sandwiches - similar to Chilean?). The other carts sounds pretty boring.

Seems like a move in the right direction to me and will be checking them out next week.

Silk Road BBQ
Rowes Wharf Plaza, Boston, MA 02110

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  1. I'm curious why the article says Clover sells "mostly" vegetarian food. Vegan counts as vegetarian too. Do they know something we don't? :o

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    1. re: kobuta

      They have eggs in some things, which not all vegetarians consider to be vegetarian

      1. re: pierce

        Um yeah, those would be vegans....

        1. re: galleygirl

          not necessarily. one can not be an ovo-lactovegetarian and also not a vegan

          1. re: jgg13

            Really? Exactly what would that entail?

            1. re: galleygirl

              Clearly, the differentiating factors are consumption of sea cucumbers and emu oil.

              1. re: davis_sq_pro

                And don't forget the non-ovolactovegetarians who will _still_ eat apples, even tho they're pollinated by bees....

              2. re: galleygirl

                Vegans would eschew all animal products. For instance, one could be a non-ovolactovegetarian and still wear leather, but a vegan would not.

                Another example (silly, but I'd assume this would be the case), something like swallows nest would be out of bounds for a vegan but ok for a non-ovolacto

      2. Someone please tell my wife (and my doctor while you're at it) that bbq, hot dogs, and sausages are now considered healthy food.

        1. Saw Andale setting up today. Anyone try any of the new carts?

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          1. re: Blumie

            Is this the same Andale that's in the corner of the 125 Summer that is also owned by Zocalo?

            Didn't see anything on the website about the cart

            203 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

            1. re: Blumie

              That seems like cheating - the restaurant is right there.

              1. re: nsenada

                Not so much different than Herrera's if it is the same place. But like I said, there's nothing on the website so maybe it's a different purveyor

                1. re: Beachowolfe

                  The logo is the same - just walked by. Also saw a "dogs 'n spuds" truck, but didn't investigate. Hit the Clover Truck - I see why people like it so much - the chickpea fritters were great - sort of a cross between a crunchy beignet, and falafel. Everything is obviously quite fresh and homemade, including the pickles and cabbage (or was the purple stuff radish or turnip? It went down the hatch so quickly I couldn't tell). Rosemary fries were excellent, hot out of the frier. No shade anywhere to be had, though, so I brought them back to the office.

                  1. re: nsenada

                    "Dogs n spuds" is almost as bad as "Tots n nugs" aka most of the Sysco bar food you can get by selling to drunk college kids.

                    Oh, those were the days. :-)

                    1. re: yumyum

                      Mmm - drunk college food. I remember a sandwich that was sold off a cart in college that was about 5 inches tall, and contained a chicken patty, half a pound of turkey, cheese, tomato and mayo. Tasted like God to my Old Milwaukee-marinated tastebuds.

                2. re: Blumie

                  Tried Andale cart today. Got a chorizo sandwich with chimichurri sauce. Tasty, but too small (just one sausage link) and a bit over-priced ($6.75). I went back to the cart to let them know the price was too high for the quantity and they said they are planning to drop the price tomorrow. Probably down to burrito levels ($5.75). Next time, I'll grab a burrito.

                  Would have been nice if they offered my something today since they acknowledged the sandwich was overpriced.

                  Yesterday I had a Pearl 1/4-pound dog with sauerkraut from the "Dogs-n-Spuds" cart that was excellent. And a bargain at $3.

                  I want the carts to thrive, so I'll be trying all of them when the weather is good.

                  1. re: spicyivan

                    Whereabouts is the Dogs-n-Spuds cart? Thanks

                3. The Swissbakers cart was there today - I am going to badger them into regularly carrying the chocolate berliners.

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                  1. re: nsenada

                    It would be nice if there was a cart grilling up juicy burgers or maybe some quality meat on a stick.

                  2. stopped by Andale, and they had no Argentinian sandwiches today.....not cool (it's the only thing I wanted from them), so I went accross the ways and tried the hot dog was delish. 3$ for a jumbo dog (2$ for regular), with a clearly home made dill relish (my favorite kind, and it's oddly rare around here....most server sweet, blech), and onion (they used green onion for this, a very pleasant surprise). all in all, a very good dog.....not Speeds, but not trying to be either. Only drawback was the mustard squeezer had a clog, and the mustard was getting warm in the sun, long story short, mustard all over my shirt and big whoop, it's casual day, I can take it.