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Huh...I thought there were more than that. It feels like that many in downtown Manhattan alone.
there is virtually nothing else to eat in midtown.these guys just mint money.great business model.we had these in providence while i was in college. the white truck parked by my fraternity and sold 2 for $1 hot dogs until 4am. (and $1 fries)guy who owned it put 3 kids through private college on the cash that thing threw off.(i may have paid for one personally)
guy who owned it put 3 kids through private college on the cash that thing threw off.Probably took the family on some nice vacations, too!
i miss the "restaurant characters" from providence. the truck guys were all like that, and louie, of louie's diner, greasiest breakfast in the continental 48 was amazing. he was a 700 year old italain guy who would throw you out as soon as you were done eating. "ok, you're done, i need the table, get out. come again." half the reason to eat there was to get the experience of getting tossed the minute you finished.also:anywhere seems like a vacation if you live in providence.
anywhere seems like a vacation if you live in providence.Dude, I grew up half-an-hour from there. You're preaching to the choir.I mean, I like Providence. Nice place to visit. But to spend anymore than a few hours (or leave the immediate downtown area), Hell no.
Push-cart vendors are common in SE Asia. Local governments generally outlaw or regulate them in the USA. The worst abusers of commercial freedoms are state and local governments.
jon-though you have to admit, providence is a helluva lot nicer than it was.i was there from 90-94 while it was still a real pit and kennedy plaza was a no fly zone in groups of less that 10 after dark.they did a great job with the urban renewal, but, at the end of the day, it's still providence.good pizza tho. i miss caserta's.
Imagine a follow up truck peddling pepto bismol and think of that business model...
though you have to admit, providence is a helluva lot nicer than it was.I never really knew Providence in the early 90's. I was far too young. But what I do remember I don't like.Providence isn't a bad city. Just not somewhere I like to drive in or spend any significant period of time.
jon-and just terrible weather.summers are hot and brutally humid.i used to hate coming back early and doing ruby 3 a days outside during august.and then winter has that damp, bone chilling cold that makes 20 feel like 0 and 0 feel like the world is ending.
To my fellow food truck lovers, I bring you the greatest thing since sliced bread, my new favorite website that allows customers to find food trucks near them, place orders for pick-up and cut the annoying lines for food trucks! Enjoy, ladies and gentlemen.
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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