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2013 Greenway food trucks

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lergnom Apr 1, 2013 08:57 AM

I saw the list for the 2013 food trucks.

http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/vi...

or

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/d...

I see that Del's will be at Hanover 3 days a week. I am somewhat addicted to Del's. This is too convenient for me.

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    devilham RE: lergnom Apr 1, 2013 10:35 AM

    Not listed here, but in the same vein, just ate at the Capt. Marsden food truck, and got the combo platter (parked at city hall) and it was pretty great. Fried scallops and calamari, with good fries and great coleslaw, lemon wedge and tartar sauce to round it out. For $10 bucks, I thought it was a great value

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      Science Chick RE: devilham Apr 1, 2013 12:31 PM

      is that Capt. Marden's, as in the Wellsley outpost? If so, I'm psyched for their fresh fish!

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        devilham RE: Science Chick Apr 1, 2013 01:32 PM

        it's definately affiliated with the fishmonger of the same name if that's what you mean...and it was very fresh, and they were very prideful of their product (I like to see that). As I said the slaw was top notch, the fries were hand cut, nicely seasoned and well cooked (as in competantly), and the seafood was perfect, nice crunchy coating that wasn't too thick, tender calamari and sweet scallops. Just a nice plate of seafood that seemed a great value at $10 (and I made sure the counter folk and cook knew that I loved it to!)

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          catsmeow RE: devilham Apr 1, 2013 02:11 PM

          Where is that truck located on the Greenway?

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            devilham RE: catsmeow Apr 1, 2013 08:35 PM

            Not on the greenway (as I mentioned at first), but in Gvt. Center, today at least

    2. nsenada RE: lergnom Apr 1, 2013 12:12 PM

      I got some Momogoose chicken pho at lunch (it was free to the first 100 customers) and noticed "The Shuckin' Truck" where Congress Street runs into the Greenway. They had some nice looking options, including lobster and fried scallop rolls. I'm not sure about oysters out of a hot truck in the dead of summer, but may give it a shot before it gets warmer out.

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        Ruprecht RE: nsenada Apr 1, 2013 03:46 PM

        I hit Shuckin' today for lunch, and had the Fish Bomb, which was griddled "scrodish" fish on a bu, topped with pickled hots and veggies. Not bad, the fish was fresh but not all that flavorful. Could have used a sauce of some kind to liven it up. $8.

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          Ruprecht RE: Ruprecht Apr 3, 2013 01:12 PM

          Had to go back today to try the fish tacos (was meaning to try Chubby Chickpeas. but they were AWOL.). Essentially, these were exactly the same as the Fish Bomb, with the bun swapped our for a tortilla. The single chunk of fish in each was too big to be wrapped completely, needed some slicing. Reasonably tasty, but not something that most people would consider a faithful rendition of a fish taco, and overpriced at $7 for 1 or $11 for two. I may return to this place occasionally because it's sort of the only place in town, but lukewarm about it on the whole.

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          tdwill RE: nsenada May 8, 2013 07:31 AM

          Boston does not allow raw bar service out of trucks at this time. Shuckin' truck is working on it.

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          Jenny Ondioline RE: lergnom Apr 2, 2013 01:00 PM

          Hm, a nice cup of Del's would certainly be a good addition to lounging under the arcade there...

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            mkfisher RE: lergnom Apr 3, 2013 10:05 AM

            I just hit the Chicken & Rice Guys truck for the first time in the chinatown park. Ordered the combo platter that came with chicken, lamb gyro, rice, lettuce and pita. Good amount of food for $6. I did not love the chicken, but everything else was really good. I'd just get the lamb next time. I did love all the condiments they have available (2 hot sauces, a mayo-like sauce, and bbq). The hotter of the 2 hot sauces was indeed quite hot.

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              mkfisher RE: lergnom Apr 26, 2013 09:33 AM

              I just went to the Shuckin Truck for the first time. Got 2 fish tacos for $11 that were quite tasty. I believe it was grilled haddock on a grilled tortilla with some hot peppers, lettuce and cherry tomatoes. I will definitely be back next week to try out some other options. The scallop roll looked fantastic.

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                Gordough RE: lergnom May 8, 2013 07:21 AM

                I finally tried to the Area Four breakfast sandwich. That is one spectacular breakfast sandwich. $6 does seem a bit steep for a breakfast sandwich but for a once in awhile treat, I will gladly pay that.

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                  Ruprecht RE: Gordough May 10, 2013 06:01 AM

                  I have made the A4 truck a regular stop in the mornings, usually for coffee (they serve Barrington) but many of their baked goods are fantastic as well. The almond croissant and danish are my favorites so far.

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                  tdwill RE: lergnom May 8, 2013 07:33 AM

                  Anyone know what's up with Staff Meal? Are they OOB?

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                    mkfisher RE: tdwill May 8, 2013 08:20 AM

                    I was under the impression they sold the truck, rebranded as Rising Sun Tavern, and are strictly doing pop-ups for the time being (but things might have changed)

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                      tdwill RE: mkfisher May 8, 2013 10:06 AM

                      Thanks. MC Slim JB has provided similar information

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                    LiliVonSchtupp RE: lergnom May 9, 2013 10:14 AM

                    I've hit the Dining Car a couple of times (on the Greenway on the other side of the mural). I have to say, their meatball sub is just about the best thing I've had out of a food truck in ages. The bread is nice and fresh and crunchy. The meatballs are well-seasoned. There is just the right amount of sauce and cheese. Good stuff.

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