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)

Learn More About the Real Philly Truck


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)

4 Responses

  1. Ron Sherrin

    What a nice feel good story. Esparza & Dyer breaking bread together, this is so cool. Today’s mayor, and tomorrow’s mayor. The past, the present and the future. The faces of change in Fresno, and what a refreshing change from the caravans of Trump Terrorists we saw parading up & down the streets of Fresno prior to the 2020 election. Trump’s America was so ugly. The local unity this story represents is really good news.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We've got issues, and we're willing to share
(but only if you want them in your inbox).