Finally!

More of a trailer than a truck, but street food all the way, the new Tropical Deli on Ponce de Leon just north of Myrtle displays a 100 on its health rating and posts a menu where the maximum number of wings you can order (200!) should come in handy during World Cup season!

Historic Roswell Believes in Food Carts

Check out Mom’s Table’s adorable rolling cart from the 1950s and its collection of tableware and kitchen accessories.

Alas, the cart is only used as part of the decor, but just outside the door, peanuts are being boiled in front of a jolly little produce market.

The verdict on the peanuts: most excellent…not too salty or slimy!

Yeah, Roswell!

Farm Cart and King of Pops

Our friend Christa tipped us off to the above event, the inaugural fundraiser for Burnaway, a new online visual arts magazine, that will feature both the Farm Cart (which now posts its menu online) and King of Pops (plus vodka lemonade with mint) in attendance. Come support food carts this Saturday and remember to bring cash.

Kwanzaa Saves the Day

You may have noticed a break in the sequence of picnics organized at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market to promote street food culture on the last Friday of the month.

A permitting issue rose its ugly head and the picnic slated for Memorial Day weekend had to be canceled.

Thanks to the joint efforts of Pamela Joiner, the Market’s fiercely smart manager, and Councilman Kwanza Hall who stepped up to the plate as an official sponsor, the event will resume on Friday, June 25, and be held every month until at least October with the City’s blessing.

This official letter of sponsorship and the Councilman’s blessed signature renew our hope for city-approved vending!

Gwinnett Is Cool!

Marsha Bomar, the Chief Happiness Officer for Chocolate Perks (www.chocolateperks.com) in downtown Duluth, is a born New Yorker and local politician with a knack for street food. We caught up with her ice cream cart in an indoor setting (an art exhibit and talk by our friend David Gelin, the author of BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbeque Belt), where it was put to good use.

Normally, the Chocolate Perks cart is in service outside the restaurant by the same name on the Duluth Town Green and delights the locals with rich, thick, homemade ice cream.