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Potato Champion: New Food Cart in da hood

I love that the vacant lot on SE 12th and Hawthorne is becoming a nice food cart haven. The list is now:

  • El Brasero (they own the new white trailer parked under the billboard and are going to move el Brasero operation in there very soon),
  • Biggs Brothers Wing Co: fear the ‘stache. They operate on the Fire on the Mountain model, with many sauces. They also recently started serving pork wings. Why was I not informed pigs were flying?
  • My Sister’s Soup, which, honestly, I haven’t tried. My soup is better than my sister’s, because I don’t have a sister. I’m pretty sure my sister in law doesn’t make better soup than mine. I’ll try their soup eventually, but it just hasn’t happened yet.
  • The new Entrant: Potato Champion: Googling led me to WWeek beating the rest of us to the scoop, before there was a cart on the lot, if memory serves:

    …”local musician Mike McKinnon is opening a Belgian frietkot (a.k.a. french-fries shack) at Southeast 12th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard in the cart pod next to Tiny’s Coffee. Potato Champion , as McKinnon has christened his venture, will sell piping hot cones of fries with homemade ketchup, mayo, satay sauce and other dippers to late-night grease cravers (6 pm-3 am Friday and Saturday and 6 pm-1 am Sunday-Thursday). He’ll also serve poutine —the Canadian version of fries, with cheese curds ’n’ gravy.”

    mmmm… poutine. Rumor had it they were opening this past saturday, but I awoke this morning to see a note from the owner in the window. Needless to say, I’ll be checkin this greasemaster out next weekend.