WORTH REPEATING: Food Trucks R The New Black


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?UESTLOVE: I did a few DJ gigs out on the West Coast, and these really great, awesome food trucks would be outside selling weird specialty things. This one guy was selling his “world famous” roasted corn. So at 3 in the morning, I’m watching these people kill all this Mexican corn. And I was like, “Man, I want a food truck.” I imagined having a “Soul on a Roll” Mister Softee truck that served good soul food. It’s sort of like “be careful what you ask for.” In a perfect world, I would like to have a line of 15 really funky food trucks that go to all the festivals, the Bonnaroos, the Coachellas. This is becoming bigger than that. Food trucks are the new black. And I’m trying to prove that fried chicken is the new cupcakes. MORE

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