The concept has gotten a lot of press in various places, for the variety you can present in a small area, the low start up costs, and the value for the customer who can benefit from a great cook working with low overhead.
Taking a quick look online, I found the pod at Mississippi and Skidmore, easily accessed off of I-5. The web page for the area said carts were open until 10pm during the week.
Magic Beans called to us. Okay, it was the single offering that drew us in: falafel. I love falafel. LOVE. FALAFEL.
"You've not had my falafel," the cutie behind the counter assured me. "It's made with black eyed peas today." Apparently he experiments with his beans. Not just the run of the mill garbonzo here, nosiree!
For $6 you get fries--fantastic, tasty, well seasoned shoestring fries. Normally I HATE shoestrings. But these were a perfect balance of crisp and tender, with some awesome spices on them. YUM. No ketchup to be had, but some malt vinegar if you choose.
|Photo from Magic Beans' FB. Ours wasn't QUITE so |
generously stuffed w/ veggies. But it was good.
Wash it down with a glass of iced tea which you can spruce up with one of two infused sugar syrups: tonight's choices were a cinnamon cardamom or orange anise and were quite heavenly (I tried the former). Easy access, ample street parking in the area, and covered seating. Despite the lack of options, I'm glad we stopped by.