Well so much for our J.D. Salinger moment.This being the internet and all, not 30 minutes after I’d posted my mystery of the great 2011 Comic-Con Food Truck Burrito, someone on twitter had identified the truck and posted a picture of a half eaten lunch.
— Matt H. (@mdawg957) July 6, 2012
Green sauce and all. The truck in question is @sdstreeteats.
However the matter of the food trucks and Comic-Con has also become a bit more mysterious. In an unrelated tweet, it turns out there WILL be food trucks near Comic-Con:
Food trucks at Comic Con! Super Q,Jack in the Box&Chop Suey at Petco Park acrs frm Convention Ctr & Hilton. Thur,Fri,Sat 11-9&Sun 11-4 #sdcc
— SDFoodTrucks (@SDFoodTrucks) July 5, 2012
HOWEVER, it seems SDstreeteats won’t be among them, as they told me:
@Comixace we are the answer, grt read, not sure whr u can find us yet, petco park asked $5k fee to vend this year, that’s a LOT of burritos!
— SD Street Eats (@SDStreetEats) July 7, 2012
Obviously, yet more of the jacking up of prices surrounding all things con. I’m not sure if $5k is a lot to set up in this kind of situation but…it sounds like a lot?
So that’s where we’re at. SD Street Eats has awesome burritos. I want an awesome burrito. They want to sell me an awesome burrito. But commercialism and civic zoning are conspiring to keep us apart.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.