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Sep 9, 2013 08:59 AM

Food trucks at Somerville's Pop-Up Plaza, 9/9-9/11

Coming to the Cutter Square parking lot (the small triangular parking lot opposite Rosebud Diner on Elm St. in Davis Square):

Tenoch Mexican (Mon.-Wed., All Day)
Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese (Mon., 4 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Mei Mei Street Kitchen (Tues., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Wed., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Kick*ss Cup Cakes (Mon. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)


Good that I can try Mei Mei without going to Boston.

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  1. Just had a torta from Tenoch, and it was terrific. The guys who run the truck said they were using this as a test to see if Davis Sq. would be a good place for them long-term.

    1. This is great news! I've been wanting to try Mei Mei but haven't had a chance. Will stop on my way home from work tomorrow. It would be fantastic if Davis had a spot for trucks.

      1. I dropped by this evening after work. I really hope this type of event 'sticks' here in Davis. Along with Roxy's, Kickass and Tenoch, there was another truck there I had never seen before (and failed to write it down. Any others remember it?).

        That parking lot could maybe hold one more truck, but after that they are going to need a bigger space. If this catches on, I could see picnic tables, live music and lots of people hanging out post-work to make this type of event take off.

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          1. re: soylent_greens

            Yes, it was Pennypacker. Their porchetta sandwich was life changing. By far the tastiest thing I've had from a food truck and one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. The spicy marinated zucchini was the perfect topping.

            1. re: maillard

              Good lord, you weren't kidding. Just ate at the new location on Medford street (which probably deserves its own thread now). The porchetta was easily the best sandwich of the year, so glad they are now open.

              1. re: soylent_greens

                I know, right? I need to get over there and have it again. Thanks for reminding me!

        1. A brief guide to the Mei Mei menu from a blogger on a mission to try every food truck in Boston:

          The "Double Awesome" is a scallion pancake sandwich with two poached eggs, homemade pesto, and Vermont cheddar, and it is even more awesome than its name states.

          If you're looking for something a bit lighter, you want the "Magical Kale Salad" with a poached egg, topped with garlic Panko bread crumbs and rice wine vinaigrette. This is one of the few dishes that will get me to eagerly eat vegetables.

          If shaved ice is offered, Just Do It. You'll never think of a snow cone the same way. I just about swooned when I tried their blueberry-ginger shaved ice a few weeks ago ... and then I went back for a second helping.

          If you didn't already love corn fritters, you will after trying Mei Mei's. They go well with the soy aioli, because it turns out that everything goes well with Mei Mei's soy aioli.

          The barley salad with dried cranberries and peanut brittle is such a weird combination but I am head-over-heels for it.

          If every restaurant made dumplings as packed with flavor as Mei Mei, I would order them more often.

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            1. re: TheGirlWhoAteBoston

              They didn't have the shaved ice, fritters, or dumplings, but the Double Awesome, kale salad, and blowtorched corn were all pretty fantastic.

              1. re: TheGirlWhoAteBoston

                You missed the best thing from Mei Mei, their rice porridge! Swoon.