New York has a long history of great diners, so it's only fitting that we should have a food truck like All-American Diner. It's literally a diner on wheels.
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The typical profile of a street cart vendor is of an immigrant looking to make it in the overwhelming world of New York City. The typical profile of a food truck vendor is middle to upper class American looking to test the market before opening a brick-and-mortar. The men behind one of Midtown's most popular food trucks, Uncle Gussy's, are neither of these. Instead, they're a mix of both.
On Saturdays and Sundays from April to late October, street food and Latin American food lovers of all stripes flock to Red Hook Park's ball fields to savor foods from the legendary Red Hook Food Vendors. Since 1974, vendors have operated on the edges of the park on Clinton and Bay Street. But this year is different. In the words of veteran vendor Marcos Lainez from El Olomega Pupusas, "This is the beginning and it could be the end."
Veronica's Kitchen is now a cart beloved by Wall Street office workers craving the spicy flavors of Trinidad for their day's lunch. But for Veronica Julien, opening the cart involved more than hard work—it called for divine intervention.