Posted by: Patrick
November 8, 2012
Like most of the country, I stayed up late a few nights ago, watching CNN as ‘Election 2012’ came to a close. I would casually scroll through Facebook and Twitter as the events of the evening unfolded, reading either statuses or tweets proclaiming jubilation or disappointment. I have an eclectic group of friends so it was very interesting to see how far right and left that political pendulum was swinging. Political differences aside, I know at least one plate of legislation that everyone is bipartisan about – food.
Every Wednesday in Tempe, on the corner of 6th Street and Forest, about five to six food trucks park and serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. I’ve seen everyone from ASU students and faculty to locals and visitors to Tempe enjoying the spread. Worried might not get a seat at the cool table? Take a deep breath and calm down. They have four tables set up, all under tents because we live in Arizona, where even though it’s November, it’s sunny and warm out.
As I walked around, weighing my options, I finally settled on Luncha Libre. I had heard that you can order a drink and they serve it to you in a mason jar. When I saw someone walking from the truck, mason jar with juice in hand, they had my heart.
I ordered the Marco Polo, which is ginger marinated chicken, pico de gallo, hoison and jack cheese. It was absolutely incredible. I paired it with a mason jar full of kiwi-apple-berry juice. It was like there was a party in my mouth and everyone was invited. If you bring the jar back the next time you go, you receive $1 off your next order. I sat by a nice couple who told me they lived about 30-40 minutes away and were in town for the day. They said they were happy to have found something different to eat for lunch that day. Both were eating hot dogs from Short Leash.
If you’re tired of grabbing the same sandwich or going to the same little group of restaurants, I highly recommend you try the Food Trucks in Tempe next Wednesday. It’s not a far walk from Mill Ave. or campus. When you do go, all I ask is that you save me a seat.