“And now, for the question on everyone’s mind all over town …,” I said at noon. ”Where should we have lunch?”
“I don’t know,” responded my friend. ”Where do you think we should go?”
It’s a reasonable question. After all, I do spend day after day looking for new locally owned places to eat. I should be able to think of something.
“It’s a nice day,” I said slowly and thoughtfully. ”How about Curbside Cuisine?”
Curbside Cuisine is a project of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a local favorite of mine. Here is a Gazette article about the project. The Foundation took an empty street corner at Platte and Nevada, downtown, and made it a place for food trucks. They park there and people can walk over to get something to eat!
Naturally, I had a secret agenda in choosing Curbside Cuisine as our lunch destination. Was it a desire to sit in Acacia Park, enjoying our lunch and the beautiful day? No. Was it a need to do research and report to interested parties on my blog? No, sir. It was not.
I wanted to go because I wanted a Chickpea Fritter from The Local and I was not going to wait one minute longer!
I’ll be honest, I did not write down the names of the other vendors. I was too absorbed in my hibiscus fizz and my chickpea fritter. The Local, with its locally procured ingredients, well-prepared food and friendly conversation, always distracts me from my work.
There was a popular truck selling Mexican food that may or may not have been El Padrino. I did remember a truck called Heavenly Desserts and later lamented that I had not investigated more closely.
My friend got a delicious smelling pulled pork sandwich from a truck that made the whole street smell good. They were smoking the meat right there! This truck had no name, but advertised itself well enough.
I believe the Crepe Crusaders were also there, but you’ll have to check this out for yourself.
In fact, I would be much obliged if you would check it out and report back in the comments. Which truck is your favorite? Where did you eat? What was the best thing about your visit? Will you be back?
And you’re the sort of person who is distracted beyond reason by a good sandwich, tell us about the sandwich!
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