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Food Truck Frenzy Takes Over Manchester Mall Lot
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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March 5, 2021

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The food truck movement continued on Friday at the Manchester Center parking lot.

In the first of what will be weekly Friday afternoon events, five food trucks and a fresh produce stand lined up to feed hungry lunchgoers.

It was the latest production of Fresno Street Eats and promoter Mike Oz.

“We tapped into our network of food trucks, and here we are,” Oz said.

Oz said different trucks will rotate in and out weekly. He has 40 trucks in his network.

A Philly cheesesteak from the Real Philly truck. (GV Wire/David Taub)

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A First and Second Bite

Each of the five trucks could claim to be the most popular, depending on the time of day.

Several hungry eaters waited at Real Philly, serving cheesesteaks made by — as the name implies — real Philadelphia cooks.

Another popular spot was Brickology Pizza, with its specialty cauliflower crusts.

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer and Councilman Nelson Esparza each took a ceremonial “first bite” of pizza from the Brickology truck. They followed with an unceremonial second bite of queso tacos from Taqueria Jalisciense.

Joseph Castillo took a lunch break from his job at the mall. He ordered a cheesesteak from Real Philly and a churro from Rubia’s Churros.

“It’s amazing, you can get what you want,” he said.

While there are no tables set up in the parking lot, Daniel Betancur brought his own.

“I like supporting the small business people,” he said.

The combo pizza from the Brickology Pizza food truck (GV Wire/David Taub)

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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