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Green Flash puts trucks to work

Mira Mesa tasting room takes advantage of food trucks' portability, dispenses with the unreliability.

Now this is the right way to use food trucks! The tasting room at Green Flash Brewery (6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, 858-622-0085) hosts a different food truck every day (except for Mondays when the brewery is closed to the public) and the truck pulls up alongside the outdoor beer garden so that patrons can walk over, beer in hand if they so desire, and order food.

This is smart for a couple reasons.

Firstly, it freshens up the available food at the brewery, justifying return trips under the pretense that “there will be different food this time!”

Perhaps more importantly, it strips out the irritating guesswork. Green Flash posts a calendar on the brewery website that clearly states when and for how long each truck will be at the brewery, thus removing the need to paw through Twitter in a sometimes vain attempt to correlate trucks and the events in which they’ll be participating.

I was never totally sold on the idea of trying to keep track of food trucks, chasing them around like a provincial French farmer hunting truffles with his trained pig. There’s something nice about restaurants being right where I left them, easy to find and always ready. Bringing the trucks to the brewery in a scheduled, organized manner makes a great consolation between the spontaneous variety of a truck full of food and the dependability of a static location. I can know that there will always be something to eat at Green Flash, like the decent salmon burgers and very tasty grilled cheese sandwiches (loaded with artichoke hearts) that I got from the Two For the Road truck over the weekend.

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Sometimes, a little structure really helps. The brewery and the truck alone each have their benefits, but the combination is just that much better.

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Now this is the right way to use food trucks! The tasting room at Green Flash Brewery (6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, 858-622-0085) hosts a different food truck every day (except for Mondays when the brewery is closed to the public) and the truck pulls up alongside the outdoor beer garden so that patrons can walk over, beer in hand if they so desire, and order food.

This is smart for a couple reasons.

Firstly, it freshens up the available food at the brewery, justifying return trips under the pretense that “there will be different food this time!”

Perhaps more importantly, it strips out the irritating guesswork. Green Flash posts a calendar on the brewery website that clearly states when and for how long each truck will be at the brewery, thus removing the need to paw through Twitter in a sometimes vain attempt to correlate trucks and the events in which they’ll be participating.

I was never totally sold on the idea of trying to keep track of food trucks, chasing them around like a provincial French farmer hunting truffles with his trained pig. There’s something nice about restaurants being right where I left them, easy to find and always ready. Bringing the trucks to the brewery in a scheduled, organized manner makes a great consolation between the spontaneous variety of a truck full of food and the dependability of a static location. I can know that there will always be something to eat at Green Flash, like the decent salmon burgers and very tasty grilled cheese sandwiches (loaded with artichoke hearts) that I got from the Two For the Road truck over the weekend.

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Sometimes, a little structure really helps. The brewery and the truck alone each have their benefits, but the combination is just that much better.

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Hey Ian. I agree this is a good idea on Green Flash's part, but just about every brewery is doing this these days. Tasting rooms that DON'T team up with food trucks are the rarity. It's been this way for quite some time now.

April 16, 2013

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