I have read that there is a movement to promote food carts, which can be found each Wednesday in the Ta Lin parking area. The number of carts is still small, maybe a half dozen, but ABQ. has to start somewhere. Having visited Portland, OR. this summer, where food carts have become a major culinary smorgasborg, it can only be a good thing for ABQ. to support it's attempt to add some outdoor, quick food choices. We are planning on going this Wednesday. Has anyone tried it? Any suggestions?
http://abqfoodcarts.com/2011/03/15/hello-world/ Facebook link on this site
Been to Portland and Eugene has similar offerings, too. They even have a central delivery service wherein someone will go and fetch your food from various carts and bring it to you - I thought that was pretty cool.
Are some of the cart owners utilizing Twitter and other social media sources to get the word out about when and where they are set up for business? That might be something worth asking them when you go. Tell us what you think - it's great to support the locals!!
Their facebook page claims there will be coconut souffle there, this Wednesday. Will absolutely be posting on that!
Posted now, maybe FB can drum up some interest in this.
Well, my first food cart foray was a bust. Just drove by and there was only one cart. . a BBQ cart. Was really looking forward to the dessert cart. Hmmm. Few things get foodies as excited as seeing a long line of food carts, and Albuquerque is just ripe for a serious food cart area. Even in a bad economy folks have to eat. Portland had a reindeer sausage stand with aioli sauces that was amazing! I would be a dedicated food cart groupie if I could get one of those in ABQ., or a fresh yogurt cart with local fruit !!