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Her reaction — surprise, delight, sudden beef craving — is typical of what Gaylord has seen since opening the cart Monday on the blue-tiled grounds of the former Cox department store on Austin Avenue.
Just a few blocks away the gastro pub Burger Bach celebrated a busy happy hour with patrons filling the patio area. Restaurant managers declined to comment during dinner rush, but the overall atmosphere in the neighboring Carytown area was not impacted by locals also sampling from the food truck.
You can have lines down the street or no one,” said the owner of the Lady Bug Lunchbox, which took to the streets selling curbside food in 2001. “It could be 20 degrees, or it could be 120 inside here. You have to deal with all of it
Curtin’s motives are unknown, but what he is attempting to accomplish amounts to nothing more than protectionism and anticompetitive behavior in a town not noted for its business friendliness or open-mindedness. The fact that the current ordinance was passed was amazing.
The area directly north of Grand Central Terminal along Park Ave. is a current street food hot spot, though many vendors say increased attention from traffic cops might mean their run this spring could be limited. Head out soon to be sure you get a chance to sample these three longstanding crowd favorites.
Entry is free but you will need to bring money for food, drink, workshops, stalls and buskers. Kids are welcome.
The burritos are filled with shredded beef, steak and chicken.
There’s a movement to push out the pushcart program. I’m all for adding new options—food trucks in downtown Boston? Yes, please—but not at the expense of the pushcarts, which have kept the area feeling lively through good times and bad.