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Reporting Live from MP Train Station Food Trucks: I predict that the sun will rise tomorrow.

Uploaded: Feb 19, 2014
As a follow-on to my prior post:

Borrone's Market bar opens


Food trucks at MP Train Station

I predict that the sun will rise tomorrow.

When all is said and done, the atmosphere and clientele reminded me of the popular Fremont Part Wednesday Night Concerts during the summer. There are 10 trucks, and it all fit in the allotted space better than I imagined.

No, I didn't try the fare.

Be sure to stop by Borrone's MarketBar also.

(The cluster of food trucks also reminds me of the former Liddicoats Market on University Avenue in Palo Alto in the 80's- a large store with about 15 individual stalls with cuisines of various origins and styles. This was one of my favorites.)



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Posted by Hungry, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown,
on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

Why didn't you try the food truck offerings?

Seems like a report on the food and scene would be more useful than telling us the sun will rise in the morning. (I think most of us figured the sun will rise again.)

How many people were there? Did they have tables? Was it a family-friendly scene, or more of a singles thing? Did the diners favor any particular truck?

Did you notice whether that had a creme brûlée truck?

I couldn't attend last night, but I hope to as time permits. It would have been nice to have a more complete report than to read a snarky remark about the sun rising and a reference to a long-gone food court in another town.

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Posted by always hungry, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton,
on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:57 am


Wow - been awhile since I thought of that. In the back, there was a Korean woman that also cooked for a group of Niners (back in the 80's) Randy Cross, then Brent Jones, etc.. She always had the best homemade comfort food.

Loved that place.

@hungry: you obviously didn't read all the ridiculous whining that preceded the food trucks, and all the stupid doom-n-gloom that was predicted.

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Posted by Hungry, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown,
on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I read all the earlier whining,

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community,
on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Liddicoats - ahhhh, thanks for the reminder...of all of the cockroach infestations that they had.

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Posted by go grammar, a resident of Menlo Park: other,
on Feb 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Stu, I liked the first version with typos and bad grammar.

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Posted by Garrett , a resident of another community,
on Feb 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Menu Tree Restaurant in the old San Antonio Shopping Center down in Mountain View.

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Posted by fact, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks,
on Feb 23, 2014 at 11:29 pm

All University Ave restaurants have cockroach problems. I was among those very sad to see Liddicoats disappear. Z Gallerie too.

I was not impressed by the food truck variety but I did think it was a pleasant community event. Except when the baby bullets thundered by. Some of the neighbors had been concerned about potential "noise" from the musician -- the music was about 1/100 as loud as those trains. I hope the neighbors were able to loosen up and enjoy having a party right in their front yard.

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