My son emailed me today from NYC:
"So last night I was watching a food network show on the best food trucks around the country. I saw a truck in New York, Schnitzel and Things, and was extremely intrigued. They serve various schnitzels, along with sides, and it's apparently very good; they have even opened up a small restaurant around 45th St. in addition to the truck. I checked out the truck's schedule and found that it was going to be at 27th and Park today so I had to try it. I got the Chicken Schnitzel platter with beet and feta salad and fries, with a spicy sriracha mayo sauce. Very good, albeit unhealthy. Might be a good thing to try next time you are in New York!"
It used to be that "a dirty water dog" from the local food cart was a fast and cheap lunch. Today gourmet food trucks seem to be destinations in their own right - especially in New York City. What's next? Caviar and blini on the corner? Paté de campagne and cornichons on Columbus?