Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Lunch before Christmas – A Yuletide Food Truck Adventure

‘Twas the season of Merry and throughout the city,
The food trucks were parked and all looking quite pretty.

My lunchtime pals Zany and Marie Antoinette,
Were getting real hungry and starting to fret.

A holiday luncheon is what they proposed,
The heck with reservations, we prefer frozen toes.
“Let’s try something different,” dear Zany insisted.
M-A had been scouting, she had her thoughts listed.

“Let’s go South of the Border,” said M-A with a wink,
“The Mexicue truck would be festive, I think.”

So we bundled ourselves from our heads to our feet,
We abandoned the office and went out to the street.

The lane was quite crowded with holiday revelers,
And we elbowed our way through a pack of hungry carolers.

Just near the curb, Mexicue glistened, how jolly!
Its bright orange hue had no resemblance to holly!

The chap at the window was a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.

The girls stepped to the curb, and put in their requests.
They bickered a bit. It’s what they do best.

As I drew in my head and was turning around,
Out the window our order came with a bound.

We scooped up the bundles and got right to the doing,
The lunch hour was waning and we needed to start chewing.

The miniature tacos were both merry and yummy.
Smoked Short Ribs, Smoky Pinto Bean and BBQ Beets all tickled the tummy!

The cute little sliders had us in awe.
BBQ Brisket, Smoked Chicken and Pulled Pork Shoulder left us asking for more.

We ate quite a lot, which is often our habit.
And we’ll likely spend future days dining on carrot.

We got reminiscing about our pal Mad Me-Shell.
She’s probably starving out there under the L.

Zany took her last bite with a satisfied sigh.
“I think I’ll die happy,” she said by and by.

We gathered the trash with a smile and a whistle,
And away it all flew like the down of a thistle.

To those magical food trucks who fill us up with good cheer,
We wish you a traffic-free, Happy New Year!

©2010 T.W. Barritt All Rights Reserved


Stephen Price said...

...And to all, a good bite! It seems as though you might have even had more fun describing your merry adventure than you did experiencing it. :)

Mad Me-Shell said...

First, let me just say
this is the funniest post you've written to this very day! OK, so I'm not a poet, but of all the trips I've missed, this one had me drooling the most!!! Sorry to have missed it (especially what looks like Zany pushing MA into the fountain!). Have a wonderful holiday!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I thought I spotted a slice of avocado in the first picture. Mexican food sounds really good right now. It makes me want to shout Ole. Where is Jose Feliciano when you need him.

Feliz Navidad.

Marie Antoinette said...

Well worth the walk, the wait and the bickering. It's been a privelege making the food truck rounds with you both and looking forward to more lunchtime barbs with Zany in the new year!

lostpastremembered said...

A good smile for Christmas, TW! I love this new food truck fashion... people can have a go at a restaurant without shelling out their last sou... and some are doing the best food for such good prices... I now have a 'stickie' on my desk with your recs for them!

Zany said...

Ha, bickering IS what we do best! This write-up is a delight!

Kathy said...

Great writing T.W.! Those sliders and mini tacos look delish.

Helene said...

That's really good writing. Have a good one!

tasteofbeirut said...

Love the soft tacos and these tortillas look so fresh! Bet it is fun to live in the big city and eat at these fine establishments!

Mary said...

I'm amazed the three of you get any work done :-). I loved your post today. As a matter of fact I have loved all your posts about food trucks. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Tera said...

TW -- I love this! Happy Food Trucks to you!

Kalyn said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Food Trucks! (Wish we had some food trucks in my neighborhood.)

~~louise~~ said...

Do I smell a food truck in your stocking?

GREAT prose, T.W. You've done Moore proud...

Merry Christmas to YOU and Yours:)

Cathy Ferrone said...

Tom, Catching up over the holiday break and loved, loved this post! Having visited the Mexicue truck several days before, I got such a kick out of your description. Best wishes for a fabulous new year! Cathy

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Cathy, so glad to hear that you are a fellow food truck fan! Maybe next time you can join me and the gang! Happy New Year!