Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Street Food Profiles: Food Shark in Marfa, Texas

Vendors: Krista Steinhauer (chef) and Adam Bork (art director, mechanic, food prep, and cashier extraordinaire)

Location and hours? Center of town in Marfa, Texas, on Tuesdays through Friday for lunch between 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What's on the menu? Falafel (or in Food Shark terms, "marfalafel"), hummus, salads, and a variety of daily specials including regional fare (like Mexican) and more.

How many years have you been street fooding? Three.

Why a mobile business over brick-and-mortar? It's a low overhead, two-person operation and people love the truck and outdoor community space more than they'd probably love our restaurant in a conventional building.

Typical customers? All sorts—locals, urban transplants, ranchers, art tourists, and regular tourists.

What are/were you doing before this? We both worked during the opening of the local boutique hotel, The Thunderbird. Adam is an accomplished artist and musician.

How would you define "street food"? Food that's prepared, bought and consumed on the street from a vehicle, cart, stand or hole-in-the-wall joint.

Special thanks for the best goods finder on the internet. He knows my taste.

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