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Cake on a Hot Tin Roof


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It’s hard to miss the pink-and-yellow Winnebago at the Northeast corner of Cartlandia. It looks like something out of a children’s book. With her rosy cheeks and white hair, Jennie Goodrich,   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Fried Egg I’m In Love


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Which comes first, the pun or the menu? “We knew we wanted to do breakfast,” says the guy inside the bright-yellow Fried Egg I’m in Love cart on Hawthorne. “We thought about something NP   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Angel's Cabana


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Believe it or not, some people still saunter up to food carts with Spanish names expecting tacos. Take it from Angel Villalvir, owner and chef of Angel’s Cabana. “Everyone expects to see tacos   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Kindle Kart


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It took three attempts finally to sample the wares of this anonymous white truck parked across the street from the entrance to the Montgomery Park complex. Twice we trekked the mile from our offic   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Chowdah


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Clam chowder generates strong opinions. Adding tomatoes to clam chowder in place of cream (making it “Manhattan-style”) was at one point so contentious that, in 1939, the Maine state Legislatu   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Run Chicken Run


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The best bird at Run Chicken Run is painted, not plated. Does any Portland food cart have better art than the man-sized rooster scurrying across this trailer’s wall? A vibration of bright colors   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

These Guys Brooklyn


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Who has two thumbs, bad-ass heavy-metal beards and huge piles of smoked meat? These Guys Brooklyn. The titular guys are hirsute co-owners David Enfield and Ben Hildreth, who serve smoked pork an   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Tex Mix

What Austin food trucks have that Portland food carts don’t.


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The Austin food-cart scene is not all steak, tacos and steak tacos. In fact, on my visit to what’s often considered the nation’s No. 2 food-cart town (Portland is tops, natch), I even found a    More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Food Cart Review: Polish Kitchen


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What do Poles eat during the summer? The Polish fare familiar stateside is heavily skewed toward cured meats and root vegetables—foods that are hard to imagine enjoying on Baltic beaches. I ca   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Food Cart Review: Batavia


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There’s a great cup of coffee in Portland that costs only 75 cents. It’s light, sweet and has an earthy flavor that makes it the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon meal of meat and peanu   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 PATRICIA SAUTHOFF
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