Birds of a Feather

Clover February 23, 2011

Filed under: Beantown,Recipes and food — kcfeather @ 10:19 pm

Over the past 2.5 years or so, K has had quite a lot of thing to think about possible career alternatives to working in higher education.  She actually loves working in higher ed, but dislikes the long job searches (thus prompting her to consider other possibilities).  She was not all that far away from starting the process of developing a business plan for a little lunch cart at the Farm, but was deterred from doing so because a) we knew we would be leaving soon; and b) she got a real job.  But there was such a need for decent lunch options on campus, that it just might have worked (recently there have been some improvements to the situation, but the food service company that held most contracts on campus was detestable).

In any case, imagine her surprise when she found out that one of the best food trucks in the world Boston metropolitan area is parked right outside her new office building.  We are great believers in brown-bagging it (for cost reasons).

But this truck keeps it cheap, and the food is SOOO GOOD, so it’s quite hard to resist.  Among the rotating menu options that have become near and dear to K:

  • Breakfast Sandwich (with a poached egg, sharp cheddar, tomato, salt and pepper – simple, but really hits the spot)
  • Popovers with apple butter
  • Chickpea fritter sandwich
  • African peanut soup
  • Potato leek soup
  • Pretty much any soup that they make (was bummed to miss the Coconut-Shitake Soup the other day)

There’s a location (what they call a “lab”) not too far from C’s office as well.  He’s become a big fan of their coffee.

Anyhow, just thought we’d share about one of the little things that we enjoy here in Cambridge.


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