There's something fun about tracking down a food truck via a cryptic address posted on a Twitter feed, then finally pulling into a parking lot and spotting a tattooed arm protruding from a big pink coach, passing out paper plates loaded with food.
It's like a treasure hunt. For tacos.
That inked arm belongs to Rayme Rosello, whose Comida truck hit the road last month, parking at different locations in Boulder County disclosed through social networking, and indulging followers with tortillas stuffed with short ribs and sweet potato mash or gorditas exploding with mushrooms and cheese. Unlike many of the area's trucks, which have supplemented spontaneity with scheduled outings to weekly events and markets, Comida is navigating different streets every day, navigating city regulations as it chugs along.
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"We're figuring it out," she says, "We're having fun."
Figuring it out means they've already been asked by the city to move from a spot they'd temporarily commandeered on Pearl. "We know we're allowed to be in the industrial parks," says Rosello, "So that's what we're doing now."
It doesn't seem to matter whether the big pink Mack is downtown or out in the boonies. Even on an obscure intersection in East Boulder, it attracts a steady lunch crowd, comprised of nearby office workers and regular fans, who appear ready to follow the truck wherever it may lead.