Boston Food Truck Festival: We Were There

A few of us from Public Radio Kitchen made it out to Sunday’s First Annual Boston Food Truck Festival.  Personally, I was blown away by the turn-out and made it my business to get the city’s official reaction come Monday morning.  News was in the making including the announcement of the 2011 Boston Food Truck Challenge.
Listen to what I found out HERE.

Besides City Hall’s reaction and food truck challenges, you may be wondering…what exactly did I eat? (Full disclosure here).

We wanted to get more grub but the lines were just slightly intimidating.  Now for the best question of all: what did YOU eat?

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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit

2 thoughts on “Boston Food Truck Festival: We Were There

  1. Josh Cole

    Thank you so much for your support in spreading the word with the Food Truck Challenge. Now I can only ask that you help spread the word of Tacos Locales.

    Why Tacos Loacles, you may ask. Tacos themselves are one of the original portable foods in the Americas and are perfect for a quick lunch or a walk around downtown. Taco trucks are huge in every major city but Boston, tacos after all are the original street/truck food. Our mission is to focus on the time honored tradition of authentic Mexican slow cooking because it not only lends itself incredibly well to the food truck concept, but if what taste best. We plan on using local farmers and purveyors for as many of our ingredients as possible. Having spent the past 14 years working in and out of some of the areas best restaurants, I know what it takes to bring our guests the most delicious food along with the most hospitable service in the city. We want to give people the chance to enjoy a fresh, healthy, fast, honest lunch while taking to time to establish working relationships with our farmers, ingredients, and guests alike. What’s more, you’d be helping two young restaurateurs open their first establishment.

    Thanks for your time. We would love the chance to chat a little more with you, but if not, we hope our proposal, philosophy, and honest approach have helped earn your support. Have a great weekend.

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