Get To Know Your Dumpling Truckers!

by

You know your Chicken + Thai Basil Dumpling and you may even know our Chef Anita Lo but do you know the person that is serving it to you??? Maybe you have wondered at times, “who’s that friendly face in the window on the red truck?” or you have wondered who is making dumplings for me behind the steamer! Well, wonder no more! This posting is for you. Each day of the week this week we will introduce you to the Truckers who will be working lunch at your location! Scroll on down for the day you come to the truck!

Monday (DUMBO: Washington + Front)
Check it out next Monday!

Tuesday (Midtown East: 52nd + Lex)

Well, well, well you have a great line up of Andrea and Danny!

Danny

Danny: give me a great parking spot and I'll give you a free High-Five.  Photo: Matt Low

Danny: give me a great parking spot and I'll give you a free High-Five. Photo: Matt Low


Your Hometown:

St. Petersburg, FL

How long have you lived in NYC:

Moved here about 3 years ago

Your favorite Street food:

I’m a sucker for a lamb gyro from a halah cart but love to follow it up with ice cream from the Van Leeuwen Truck

What is your favorite truck story?

One day while I was working in the UES at 86th and Lexington, I noticed all this trash lying around outside the truck so I went to clean it up. We parked next to those subway vents that are on the ground, and a train was apparently approaching because a huge gust of wind came and blew all the trash around that I was trying to pick up so I was running around like a maniac trying to grab all this trash that was flying all over the place. And it was weird things too like broken umbrellas and a torn apart VHS tape. Some people may have thought I was crazy, but I just call it dedication.

What do you do on the truck that you wish other truckers and vendors would do as well?

Be friendly :)!

Life would be so much easier on he truck if:

It had an air conditioner for those hot summer days, or just an icee machine.

There should be a truck on the street that sells:

Life lessons or psychiatric advice, kind of like Lucy from peanuts.

You know it is going to be a great truck day when:

You pull around the corner and envision your parking spot free – and it is :)!!

Andrea

Andrea: aka The Enforcer.  Photo: Matt Low

Andrea: aka The Enforcer. Photo: Matt Low


Your Hometown:

Saratoga Springs, New York

How long have you lived in NYC?

Summer 2005 right after hs graduation

Your favorite Street food:

Old School Chicken and Rice

Favorite Truck Story:

Working on the truck with the Bossman for a wedding and joking around that it was our wedding…no really we were JUST joking!

What is your favorite location and why:

UWS, 75th and Broadway. The guys at Fairway are my buddy’s. Customers in this area are just awesome. They are either coming from the park, grocery shopping or just taking a stroll on the UWS. People just take their dumplings and walk down the street eating them…many times coming back 3 blocks when they realized they couldn’t have only one box to share!

What do you do on the truck that you wish other truckers and vendors would do as well:

We really pride ourselves on great trucker friendships and we love rolling up to another truck and hopping out and getting excited to see each other. I wish other trucks/carts/stands would also be just as friendly and realize its all a business and no one has anything personal against anyone.

Life would be so much easier on the truck if:

There was central air and heat! Ok I would settle for no AC if we had a convertible truck so at least I could get a suntan!

You know it is going to be a great truck day when:

You don’t get any parking tickets! Other than that if the weather is nice, customers are happy and other vendors do not get upset seeing us have a blast working then we call it a good day

Brooks

Brooks: We are letting him use this shot as his album cover.  Photo: Matt Low

Brooks: We are letting him use this shot as his album cover. Photo: Matt Low

Your Hometown:

Philadelphia, PA

How long have you lived in NYC?

On and off, and on again, since NYU Freshman year ’02

Your favorite Street food:

I couldn’t tell you, since there’s still so much I have to try! I can say the Calexico Cart, Biryani Cart, and the new Frenchy-food trucks are toward the top of my list of spots to check out.

What is your favorite location and why?

DUMBO! Best remedy for a case of the Mondays! We get great views while driving across the Manhattan Bridge, and another great view of the river, the Empire State Building, and the Bridge from our parking spot on Washing + Front. Customer fashion sense makes for my favorite people-watching. And then there’s the awesome Whole Wheat Everything Bagels and many flavors of cream cheese at La Bagel Delight.

What do you do on the truck that you wish other truckers and vendors would do as well:

Sing and dance!!

Life would be so much easier on the truck if:

We had an Iced Coffee Dispenser! I’d save so much money! We had mist-spraying fans during the summer! Though, on second thought, that would only make other parts of life on the truck much harder (like keeping stainless steel from corroding).

There should be a truck on the street that sells:

Omelettes and Hash Browns! REAL Cheesesteaks! No sheets of meat!

You know it is going to be a great truck day when:

The random crisis for that day happens early on. This decreases the chances that something crazy will present itself later! More seriously, you can just feel it in the air when it’s going to be a great day on the truck. On the street you see and talk to so many people going by that, if you pay attention, you can get a residual sense of the mood out there that day. Some days everyone’s got a lightness in their step and a story on their tongue, other days have a heavier feel.

Thursday (Financial District: Hanover Square)

Wall Street, have we got a staff treat for you! You guys have the fabulous Andrea (scroll up to Tuesday) and Lauren (see below!)

Lauren

Lauren: "Believe it or not I am sassy"  Photo: Matt Low
Your Hometown:

Syracuse, NY

How long have you lived in NYC:

Since ’07

Your favorite Street food:

I gotta give it up to the Waffle Truck.
Nutella on Waffles, amazing!

What is your favorite truck story?

Probably this one night when it was really slow at this art gallery show we were working in front of so I walked around with a tray of samples and just sassed up the crowd. It was fun, we laughed. Or we worked at a film set and I saw Alec Baldwin… being followed by me tripping over this cord in front of him.

What do you do on the truck that you wish other truckers and vendors would do as well?
Not tell other people they have to leave or park vans in their parking spot!

Life would be so much easier on the truck if:

It had an air conditioner…and a pool.

You know it is going to be a great truck day when:

It’s raining a little bit. I just like being outside in the rain and being in the cozy truck is a nice excuse.

Friday (Midtown West: 45th + 6th)

Hey Midtown! You guys sure are lucky! You got Andrea (scroll up) and Danny (scroll up)!

Saturday (Park Slope: 7th Ave + 2nd)
Check in on Saturday!

Sunday (UWS: Bway at 75th)
Check on Sunday!

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: