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.
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.
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.