Which reminds me. Where are those pesky Brits? Not that I missed their fish and chips tonight, but it’d be nice to see how they’re making out.

The Place: Food-truck gathering, third Friday of every month, at 57 Degrees, 1735 Hancock Street, Middletown, 619-234-5757

Prices: Sliders at “Inslider” truck, e.g. Hella Bella slider (with portobello mushrooms), Babe (pork slider), $3 each, three for $8; Banh Mi Vietnamese hoagies and sliders (at Hoangie’s Banh Mi truck), $7–10; pierogi (little pies with potato, cheeses, meats, spinach, or sauerkraut and mushrooms, $7); Hungarian pancake (two pancakes with stew filling), $11

Hours: 5:00–around 9:00 p.m., third Friday of every month

Bus: 10

Nearest bus stops: Washington and Hancock (Eastbound); Washington and Kurtz (westbound)

Trolley: Blue Line

Nearest trolley stop: Washington Street

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chucker2010 June 17, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m.

A friend sent your delightful piece on "Food Trucks" which is a relatively new happening here in Charleston, SC. I like the concept and have attended several "Rodeos" with 4-6 vittles vehicles parked in front of one of our four local craft breweries. Always a fun - and filling - time. I lived in San Diego in the sixties and come back to visit now that I am retired.

Thanks.

Chuck

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Ed Bedford June 19, 2012 @ 12:02 a.m.

Chuck: Thanks for the comments. I honestly think the whole truck movement is a sign of the democratization of everything. Twitter and sites like this have made the whole mobile-instant thing possible, and cool. As Marshall McLuhan said: the medium is the message!

The one thing I'd like to see is health departments relaxing and letting the trucks set up chairs and tables around them. This wandering around holding flimsy paper plate meals is like a punishment. Mexican trucks always had great outside charcoal pits and tables and umbrellas. It made a merry scene, till health inspectors came and spoiled the party. What's the deal in Charleston? Best, Ed

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nan shartel June 17, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m.

Ed, this sounds marvelous...so many different kinds of food!!!

what a fun thing to do ...i'm going to repost this 4 friends on Facebook who live in that area...yum!!!

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Ed Bedford June 19, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m.

Thanks Nan! Yes, this phenom is the greatest thing since (from what I read) the French Revolution created restaurants. Hey...column in there? Best, Ed

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nan shartel June 19, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m.

yes hun...it's posted on my Facebook page

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