Frites N Meats Calls For Rickshaw Boycott
Like sand through the hourglass… another day, another fight between food trucks. Apparently the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck decided they wanted to test out 48th & 6th today, a spot that Frites N Meats has been cultivating on Tuesdays and Fridays for awhile now. The result? Security from the Fox News Building called the peddler unit of the NYPD, and everybody got kicked out (and according to FnM owner Vadim, the word permanently was used.) This spot on 48th has seen its fair share of trouble in the past, but clearly the trucks worked things out with the building who doesn’t seem to mind the trucks (Cravings is there on Mondays, Frites N Meats is there Tuesdays and Fridays. Eddie’s Pizza is there on Wednesdays, and Schnitzel is there on Thursdays) as long as it’s only one per day. I guess we’ll see what happens tomorrow when Eddie’s Pizza shows up to the spot. As for the trucks today? Rickshaw has settled on 52nd and Lex, and Frites N Meats has settled on 52nd and 6th, although you’ll probably want to check the ML Twitter Tracker just to be safe.
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As a side note, it’s interesting that with all the food truck shows and specials that have popped up recently touting vending as the newest biggest trend, none of this stuff ever gets mentioned. I guess Food Network and the Travel Channel aren’t into irony?
UPDATE: From the newish Kelvin Slush Truck… “Thought you might be interested to know that we showed up to try to park on 48th btw. 6+7th (apparently after this took place and completely unaware that this had happened) and the cops kicked us out of our parking spot too. We have parked there before without any issues. Today, they used the word “permanently” with us as well. Welcome to Midtown, I guess. FYI — We’ve moved to 54th and Madison. It’s such a bummer being forced to move in the middle of lunch. Totally ruins the day. Oh well … try again tomorrow.