Tuesday, August 2, 2011

51st State Bids a Fond Farewell

In what probably comes as a shock to fans of Brunswick stew and Mochiko chicken, 51st State announced today that the truck that features regional cuisine from across the 50 United States has closed up shop.

"Yes, it's true," the front page on the 51st State website read this morning. "51st State has officially served its last meal in San Francisco." Citing the desire to continue on to other opportunities that have come to the truck crew, they retroactively noted that July 29th's service at Howard and 1st was the final one.

"For those who ate our food and loved us, you caught us. For those that missed us, you should have run outside faster," the website noted. "We felt a unique pleasure of being part of the food truck scene in San Francisco at an early stage and we've seen it blossom around us."

Because of the low barriers to entry relative to brick-and-mortar restaurants, many food entrepreneurs use the food truck platform as a stepping stone before moving on. While we wish Chef Nathan Smith and everyone else at 51st State nothing but the best in their future endeavors, we'll take a trip down memory lane and leave you with one of Liz's last 5/5 reviews: 51st State's Texas Chili.

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