April 15, 2008 |
Mike's lunch truck sits, red and conspicuous, in a dirty cityscape of bricks and industry in workaday South Philly. The noise here at Front and Pattison Streets is endless: I-95 highway whine and truck roar, along with clanking, booming sounds from warehouses and produce-packing plants. Blue-collar people tend to work closer to noise, closer to moving parts and potential peril. Their tough lives make them two things: hungry for Mike's old-school protein - eggs and beef, mostly - and wary of any presidential candidate who seems unfamiliar.
January 13, 2001 |
The deliverymen seen showing up at David Young's lunch truck on Broad Street near Callowhill were not bringing hot dogs, cops said. They were bringing hot drugs to sell, they said. Young ran a citywide drug operation - supplying at least eight drug houses, investigators said. This week, Common Pleas Judge Anthony J. DeFino convicted Young, 27, of 16th Street near Chelten Avenue, and three associates of drug charges. They were committed to prison to await sentencing.
November 15, 1999 |
Frank McGuckin is breaking the law. This time he knows it. And as a matter of principle, he is going to keep on doing it. Since setting up his lunch truck in February across from the upscale Hunter Woods housing development, the spirited owner of Frank's Breakfast & Lunch has been at battle with township officials. They say his business, near the intersection of Route 322 and Fries Mill Road, has been in constant violation of zoning ordinances. He says they simply want to drive him out of business.
July 25, 2014
Backstory: Andrea Capecci and her brother Nicholas are new to Philly's growing lunch-truck scene. They opened earlier this year but spent a couple of years kicking around ideas before setting on Pbon's interesting mix of seafood and sausage, inspired by the Philadelphia natives' upbringing: frequent trips to Bridesburg with their grandmother for hard-shell crabs, and twice-a-week traditional Italian dinners whipped up by their mother (think plenty...
July 2, 2009
If you've had the pleasure of meeting the Vietnamese hoagie, may we introduce you to another strange-but-true hybrid - the Korean taco. It was born on a roving lunch truck in Los Angeles. But it made landfall in Queen Village a few months ago at Ansill, where a Korean-American cook does an astonishingly good version. The meat is a beefy shred of braised short rib and London broil, marinated in soy, sesame oil, garlic, scallion, and honey, then stuffed into a warm, crisped flour tortilla, drizzled with barbecue sauce, and topped with brightly crunchy daikon radish kim chi.
March 29, 1988 |
Former state Sen. Milton Street isn't one who likes to disappoint his customers. When Street learned from the Daily News yesterday that three Temple University students had taped about 50 protest signs with various slogans on his closed lunch truck on campus, he said he would rectify things immediately. "If students want it moved, we'll move it right away," said Street, a self-employed business consultant and part-time food concessionaire. A moment later, however, Street offered what seemed to him a better solution.
September 17, 1987 |
T. Milton Street was in the middle of the street yesterday afternoon. And so was his lunch truck. The former state senator and current concessionaire parked his truck in the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Park Mall on Temple University's campus to protest what he claims is police harassment of him and his business. Police arrived about 2:15 p.m. and towed the truck away because it was blocking traffic on the one-way street. "I'm tired of this quote, unquote s- - -," Street said.
March 25, 1998 |
David Bradley, a 1988 graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, was shot to death Monday morning in Richmond, Calif., while he and a coworker stood at a lunch wagon outside the chemical plant where they worked. The gunman, Edilberto Sangco of Vallejo, Calif., a disgruntled employee of the company, then shot himself fatally in the head, said police in Richmond, just north of San Francisco. According to police, Sangco was just coming back to work after a five-day suspension.
April 4, 1989 |
The former bookkeeper for the Lawyers Title Insurance Co., has admitted juggling the company's checking account so she could steal more than $18,000 between 1986 and last year. Jennifer Foden, 23, of Malvern Avenue near 64th Street, was placed on 10 years' probation and ordered to make full restitution by Common Pleas Judge Paul Silverstein, after she pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges. Assistant District Attorney Denis Cohen said yesterday Foden forged 37 checks from the company's escrow account - 21 made payable to herself and the others "written out in the name of a company official, whose name was forged.
July 16, 2002 |
As her two former neighbors were sentenced to life in prison for their role in killing her son, Temple University student Constantine Polites, Maria Polites said, "Today my son is at peace. They're going to prison forever. " Tom Moua, 23, and his brother, David, 18, had lived next to the Polites family in Upper Darby. On April 4, 2000, days before David Moua was to be married, the Mouas and their friend, Loi Nghiem, 21, decided to break into the Polites' home in search of money.