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Street Food: A-Pou's Taste

[Photo: Robyn Lee] Dumplings have always had a way of getting my hopes up. Chewy and starchy, warm and juicy, a genuinely good dumpling is the ultimate comfort food. Yet the dumpling's potential also makes the bad ones all... More

Video: Mr. Okra, New Orleans Produce Truck Vendor

Mr. Okra is "an intimate look at one of New Orleans' most colorful characters, the charismatic vegetable salesman 'Mr. Okra,' who provides a glimpse into the soul of an American city." The charming portrait is on YouTube as part of the Sundance Film Festival's YouTube Screening Room. Video, after the jump.... More

Hot Dog Of The Week: Toronto Street Meat

[Original artwork: Hawk Krall] Past Weeks' Dogs Reindeer Hot Dog Cincinnati Cheese Coney24th & Passyunk TruckTexas Tommy On almost every corner in Toronto, street vendors crank out hot dogs, aka "street meat," all hours of the day and night. The dogs are grilled and often scored with a knife creating a wild corkscrew shape. Along with the standard Shopsy's brand beef hot dogs, most carts serve grilled veggie dogs and a variety of sausages as well. In Toronto, it's all about the toppings. The vendors compete by offering a ridiculous array of toppings and sauces. Every truck has a self-serve garnish bar not unlike a Roy Rogers fixins' bar. Local favorites seem to be corn relish, sriracha and bacon... More

A New Food Truck To Try: El Paluche

Photo: Gourmet.com With all the coverage street food has been getting online and off, I am always surprised and delighted when someone writes about a cart or truck I haven't previously heard about. Though the rest of Gourmet.com's "Eight... More

Video: VendrTV Visit's Portland, Oregon's Grilled Cheese Grill

In the latest episode of VendrTV, a visit to the Grilled Cheese Grill in Portland, Oregon, is as much about the Airstream trailer–based sandwich vendor as it is about the city's street-food scene in general. Host Dan Delaney talks to Food Carts Portland's Brett Burmeister as they sample sandwiches, including the "Cheesus" (pictured, bottom left), the grill's version of the Hamburger Fatty Melt. Watch, after the jump.... More

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