I went on a walk around the cart neighborhood and posted up the flyers that I made. Little kids seemed very interested in what I was doing. They would stare at me wide eyed, as if staple gunning my statement up in public was an illicit act. Their parents would briefly glance at the device in my hand just long enough to verify it wasn’t a dangerous weapon, and then continue on their way. I’ve never done this sort of thing before and to me it did seem perhaps a little illicit.
Archive for the ‘Logistics’ Category
Last week was a little hectic. On Wednesday morning I arrived at the cart only to find that I had no water pressure. Jason from the Hawaiian cart let me know that on Tuesday he had noticed large amounts of water pouring out the side of the cart and so he had turned my water off. Jeez! I knew exactly where the leak was coming from, it was a troublesome transition behind the stove for my “soup filler” faucet. I had to quickly pull off the siding and cap the connection. I still haven’t gotten around to patching it back up though. That’s on my to-do list for today.
The cart will be opening soon, perhaps next week. Me and Jen are checking out some locations. We cannot guarantee that we will be downtown as it’s very congested. The cart bubble continues to inflate.
The new menu is being refined. Yesterday we cooked a fried egg sandwich with gruyere and a kale slaw, a roasted carrot sandwich with tallegio and a parsley chive pesto.
Portland Monthly wrote a great little post on the cart. Check it out!
I was parking the cart in front of my house. After a month or so I got a tow notice. There are no parking fines in residential neighborhoods, just the 72 hour tow notices. I scrambled looking for a new spot. I called up the local church on a Sunday morning, perhaps annoying the minister. I eventually found a spot outside my neighbors warehouse that he rents at 20th and Powell.