Well, first it was all like this, and then it was all like this, but now it’s like you can’t legally sell food from a food truck how many hundreds of feet from a legacy restaurant? Isn’t that called corporate welfare when you try to protect struggling bidnesses from competition? (Alls I know is that the Golden Gate Restaurant Association thinks this whole sitch is “fair,” which is a big fat clue that it’s not.)
Anywho, this was the scene on (speaking of corporate welfare) Tenth Street in SoMA betwixt Market and Mission over the weekend on Saturday. The white signs say “DPW Mobile Food Permits – Line Starts Here,” or something. (I could have broken stride to check, I could have stopped to actually talk with these poor souls, you know, to find out, but I haven’t renewed my journalistic license since the SFPD started charging $50 a year…)
Is the new mobile food fad just another “DEAD END” for gastronomic entrepreneurs? (Not sure if this new gold rush is ending or if its still beginning, actually.)
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Anyway, Bon Courage, Tent City denizens!
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