They just don’t stop. The food trucks, that is.
Restaurants will soon go the way of the gold standard and the Jonas Brothers. In the future, we’ll all hurriedly shove food in our mouths while we squat curbside, hunched over styrofoam takeout containers, seats and tables a distant dream.
Courtesy of Meghan Short
The latest food truck to hit College Hill, the Omnibus, is currently parked on Charlesfield, between Brown and Thayer. According to the ‘bus’s website, the double-decker vehicle was originally from London!
The bus will be parked in the same location Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., according to staff. We’ve only tried the fries so far (pretty mediocre), but we’re hopeful — now that it’s a “double decker food bus,” the vehicle’s upper deck has been converted to outdoor seating. If only the Providence weather would support our dreams of al fresco dining…
If you’ve walked by the SciLi in the past couple of days, you may have caught a whiff of the mouth-watering aroma coming from Thayer Street’s newest addition: Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ food truck.
Lines of students greeted Mama Kim’s last Friday on opening day, so much so that they emptied the truck of all the food it had stocked up for the weekend. After re-opening on Monday, the truck’s menu offers a wide variety of traditional and contemporary dishes, such as bulgogi (marinated beef), seafood pajun (scallion pancakes), spicy pork wraps and sliders. The truck also offers vegan options, such as kimchi pajun and yuba (marinated tofu) rice.
Run by Mama Sook Kim and son Hyun ’01, the truck’s website boasts of using locally grown produce and meats. So far, the response to Mama Kim’s has been predominantly positive, with many noting the lack of other Korean restaurants around Brown.
Mama Kim’s can be found on the corner of Waterman and Brook or outside of Barus and Holley during lunch and around the corner of Thayer and Waterman, outside MacMillan, for dinner. The truck also operates late night, but posts its location via Twitter and Facebook.
And with that, Mama Kim’s gets the award for being the most social media savvy food truck.
According to best.complex.com, our very own Baja’s Tex Mex is number 33 on the list of ‘The 50 best Late Night College Eats’ in the country! Although neither Nice Slice nor Antonio’s made the list, Providence got another shout out with the Haven Brothers’ food truck parked down by Kennedy Plaza. You’ve probably seen it before, but now that you know it’s one of the best, it might be time to try it! Hmm…we wonder if the Taco Truck will make next year’s list.