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2014 Food Truck Schedule for Boston released

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catsmeow Mar 25, 2014 03:22 PM

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaur...

Nice to see Evans Deli from Marblehead is being added.
It doesn't look like a complete list, because several Boston locations are missing.

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  1. C. Hamster RE: catsmeow Mar 25, 2014 06:43 PM

    That's just the greenway, not a food truck schedule for Boston. Most of Boston is omitted.

    And it doesn't take long for them to abandon the schedule...

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      mkfisher RE: catsmeow Mar 26, 2014 05:26 AM

      Area Four tweeted that their truck will be off the road all season. Doing some sort of pop-up down in Charleston (?) for April, but no other info. Seemed odd.

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        Gordough RE: mkfisher Mar 26, 2014 06:46 AM

        Bummer, no Area Four breakfast sandwiches at Dewey Square. Although it was criminal that they were charging $7 for it by the end even thought it was really good.

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          Parsnipity RE: mkfisher Mar 26, 2014 10:32 AM

          Charleston or Charlestown?

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            mkfisher RE: Parsnipity Mar 27, 2014 12:40 PM

            South Carolina not Bunker Hill

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            mkfisher RE: mkfisher Mar 27, 2014 12:44 PM

            I must have had Husk on the brain. Confused my southern cities. It's Nashville, not Charleston per their twitter feed

          3. OliveJones RE: catsmeow Mar 26, 2014 10:31 AM

            For those interested in food trucks, Stephen does a great job with his no-frills, but very informative and up-to-date site, Hub Food Trucks:

            http://hubfoodtrucks.com

            He is still awaiting the full summer truck schedule for all locations.

            Also, the iPhone app, Boston Street Food is awesome for finding food trucks closest to you at any given time. The app gives a real-time look of the trucks' locations, which is helpful since, as mentioned previously, the posted schedules do tend to change.

            Lastly, shout out to my favorite truck, Pennypackers, whose porchetta sandwich will blow your mind.

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              PinchOfSalt RE: OliveJones Mar 26, 2014 01:07 PM

              Based on another mention on a different thread, I visited the Pennypackers storefront location (Medford Street in Magoun Square, Somerville) several weeks ago. The porchetta sandwiches are to die for. Others whom I have since introduced have given thumbs up to two other sandwiches (roast beef and artichoke salad) that are on their rotation.

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                StevenL57 RE: OliveJones Mar 27, 2014 11:48 AM

                Hey OIive, thanks for the nice words on hubfoodtrucks.com . Now that I've switched over to Wordpress, the content should be a lot cleaner and lots of new goodies. Ideas always welcomed from the community.

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                lc02139 RE: catsmeow Mar 27, 2014 12:14 PM

                Looks like a new bbq truck will be starting in April, hopefully they can pull it off, looks tasty. They have where they are going to be on their face book .

                https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilian...

                http://www.liliansmokinrackbbq.com/

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                  Jenny Ondioline RE: lc02139 Mar 27, 2014 12:21 PM

                  Why does a place that claims to specialize in Texas-style barbecue focus on ribs? Oh, right, for the cutesy pun.

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                    jgg13 RE: lc02139 Mar 27, 2014 03:04 PM

                    Considering that one of their recipes is for "falling off the bone" ribs, I'm not sure that this is something to get excited about.

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                      davis_sq_pro RE: lc02139 Apr 3, 2014 09:36 AM

                      I visited Lilian's Smokin' Rack today, parked across from Rowes Wharf.

                      No ribs on the menu. Two options: Pulled chicken or pulled pork, each $7.99 for a sandwich alone or $9.99 for a sandwich plus a side of mashed potatoes and a drink. Plus a few sides.

                      I opted for the pulled chicken sandwich and a side of baked beans. The sandwich was two slices of Iggy's bread (sourdough, I think), and my first impression was that the portion size was quite small, especially for the price. 4oz of chicken, maybe? The beans, similarly, came in the kind of container usually used for a side of BBQ sauce at brick and mortar BBQ places.

                      Taste-wise:

                      The chicken was chopped (not pulled), and had little to no smoke flavor. Slightly dry texture, yet exceptionally greasy; I was unable to eat the bottom slice of bread because it acted as a sponge and was completely sodden by the time I opened the box containing the sandwich. The chicken's flavor was vastly improved by some of the "sweet BBQ" sauce that the truck had available.

                      The beans were advertised as baked beans "with pork," but I could find no sign of the pork, either physically (i.e. chunks) or in flavor. None the less, the beans were well cooked, perfectly tender, and on the savory rather than sweet side. I was pleased but could have used a much larger portion.

                      Overall verdict: I was not at all impressed, especially given the price-to-value ratio. I doubt I'll return.

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                        StevenL57 RE: davis_sq_pro Apr 3, 2014 09:49 AM

                        SImilar to my feelings about the pulled pork slider I had. And they were also out of ribs 2 days ago, by 12:30. Interestingly, based on what you posted they dropped their prices from 2 days ago. Sammies were 8.99 and a meal 10.49 . I'll give it another shot, because I don't want to base anything from one try. Redbones truck does a much better job.

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                          lc02139 RE: StevenL57 Apr 3, 2014 10:28 AM

                          I went by today and they started without any ribs, they apologized and said they got behind and didn't do any today. They said they should have them next week.

                          I didn't taste any smoke either forgot to ask if they actually smoke their stuff or not. I got a chicken and a pulled pork slider on nice buns (iggy?).

                          I liked the the meats, weren't soggy or mushy. The bbq sauce was like duck sauce ran over by bbq sauce tasty but different.

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                            StevenL57 RE: lc02139 Apr 3, 2014 11:03 AM

                            I figured if the name says "smokin' bbq" , one would think.... :)

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                              lc02139 RE: StevenL57 Apr 3, 2014 11:45 AM

                              And one would think that Lilian's Smokin' Rack Barbecue would have ribs :)

                              Or something that is probably banned in bean town.

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                                Jenny Ondioline RE: lc02139 Apr 3, 2014 03:04 PM

                                A place with a juvenile boob joke in their name is not a place worth trying. And I say that as someone who likes juvenile boob jokes.

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