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New Businesses — street food
  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Thai Tugboat serves Asian specialties, local favorites on Rockland waterfront

    Sue Palakawong and her husband came to the U.S. from Thailand in 2000 to join his family in Boston. Palakawong's husband, who worked for Thai Airlines, died of cancer the year she received the green card that indicates permanent residency in this country. "The U.S. is the best home in the world," she said. She said the ocean and natural surroundings in Maine were similar to those in Thailand. After she ...

  • Published
    July 20, 2011

    Mobile food vendor brings Mexican cuisine to Midcoast

    Mark Hannibal said he chose the name for his new business because he wants people to know it was all about having fun. Marko Loco's Crazy Good Food is a Mexican-style concession that operates out of a mobile canteen truck. Hannibal and his wife, Megan Cressler, came up with the idea after returning from a trip to the West Coast to adopt their daughter, who was born Dec. 13. "While we were out there, we came ...

  • Published
    July 8, 2011

    Uproot Pie Co’s mobile oven brings wood-fired pizza to Midcoast markets

    Christine Rydell of St. George was one of dozens of people who lined up at the June 30 Rockland Farmers Market to order pizza from The Uproot Pie Co., a mobile wood-fired oven built by Andy White and operated by Jessica Shepard of Union. "It's fabulous, just plain," said Rydell, in describing the flatbread with salt that made her a repeat customer at the weekly event. For Ray and Patty Montana, who ordered a ...

  • Published
    July 1, 2011

    Food concession, new administrative post on Camden agenda

    A request for a permit to operate a mobile food concession will be on the agenda when the Camden Select Board meets Tuesday, July 5. Mark Hannibal and Meg Cressler originally asked if they could use parking spaces "that don't impede the flow of traffic" when they wrote to the town. Hannibal is an instructor at Waldo County Technical Center and recently began operating Marko Loco - Crazy Good Food from a truck ...

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