NPR reports that a new slang language is emerging among food truck and food stand owners, as well as the foodies who adore them. It predicts a time in the not-so-distant future when we may find a new food truck lingo making its way in the American Slang Dictionary. The article defines new words, such as Hotdogeuros, which describes purveyors of Sonoran hot dogs, and Ventrification, or “the gentrification of the street food vending game.” Our favorite, Nonstaurant, a non-traditional restaurant in a non-traditional setting.
NPR interviewed food writer, historian, critic and author of The Truck Food Cookbook, John T. Edge who, in his exploration of food trucks declared bottled Mexican Coca-Cola the official food truck beverage.
“If, as I would argue, the modern version of this phenomenon begins with taco trucks, then as chefs and chefly folks step in, there’s an inherent gentrification in both the way the food is delivered, the price of the food, the sort of food. You know – you see foie gras slowly creeping in on tiptoes,” Edge told NPR.