MIT’s neighboring area, Kendall Square, has historically never had as many food options as some of the other parts of Cambridge, and so the area has recently become home to several food trucks – from quick and tasty quesadillas at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant to $4 pad thai at Gooseberry’s to the newest of the crowd, the fully vegetarian and MIT-alum-run Clover Food Truck, the food trucks are always been home to fast, affordable lunches from a kitchen that could technically scoot away from you whilst preparing it.
Tonight I was walking back from the T along the street where the food trucks are usually parked when I began wondering where the food trucks go after hours. Do they all go to one big parking lot together, like school buses? Maybe they go for an after-work drink at the Asgard? Maybe they go home to their wives, the ice cream truck, and spend the evening listening to “Pop Goes The Weasel” play over and over again? And so I came up with this little ditty, to the tune of Ed Helms’s “Tyson’s Tiger Song” from The Hangover. Ahem –
when they take a little food truck snooze?
Do they dream of serving MIT kids
or getting a liquor license to serve booze?
Don’t you worry your food trucky head
We’re gonna see you in the morning, Jose’s Mexican
And then we’re gonna eat at Clover Food Truck
so we can have a sandwich with bacon that’s vegan.
veegy veegy veegy, vee-ee-eegan.
But if they raise prices to eight bucks a sandwich..
Well then we’ll go to Cosi.
I’ll be here all week, folks. (And by all week, I mean until they let me graduate. So more like until the end of May. Eating vegan bacon sandwiches.)