(SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Added comment from HPIC re: how Saturday went)
12:22 PM SATURDAY: Shortly after 11 am, the first customers were already waiting outside the I Want Curry Now and Lumpia World food trucks in the Highland Park Improvement Club lot at 12th/Holden, launching what HPIC hopes will be a growing weekly tradition – maybe with more trucks joining on upcoming Saturdays. There’s seating!
These two are scheduled to be there today till 3 pm.
ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: We asked HPIC for comment on how Round 1 went. Julie Schickling reported “a steady stream of customers. We ran into lots of people from the neighborhood, plus met people who were there because they follow one truck or another, or because they happened to be driving by. We were there at 3 when they were packing up, and both said that it was really good for a first day. Derrick from Lumpia World said he thinks it will grow into a pod with more trucks.” She’s still confirming the official plan for next Saturday. Julie also reports the Harvest Dinner on Saturday night “was a great success. … The turnout was what we had hoped for, lots of new faces, young families, new members, people who’ve discovered the club through our classes. People brought good food to share and also dinner plates to leave behind for HPIC’s community kitchen.”