Dr of BBQ
This was how many immigrants were fed and employed when they entered the United States at the turn of the 20th century. My grandfather was a rag peddler with a horse drawn cart. My uncle was a deli man after working a cart on Maxwell Street. Carts were the road food on the streets of New York and in Chicago (Maxwell Street) and remain in NYC. CSD
I couldn t agree more. You re right on the money. Roadfood is about unique good food served in any form. It shouldn t matter whether from a cart, brick and mortar joint, church bizarre, VFW post, any where any time, good unique foods are served that s Roadfood in my book. And I have to say street vendors, are as you pointed out as old as the country and should be treated as an American tradition. As long as street vendors are inspected and held to the same food and safety standards as any restaurant, pay their taxes, and don t cause some sort of safety issue (traffic) they should be treated with the same respect and dignity as any other small business. I love Roadfood and I always try and treat anyone that comes to my stand from Roadfood very special because it is the people of Roadfood that makes the site work so very well.