First Calexico jumped the cart and hit Court Street in Carroll Gardens.
Then Dessert Truck decided to go all "brick-and-mortar" on the Lower East Side.
Now word is that Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is going to have a storefront in Greenpoint.
Taking the trend West coast, Kogi Korean Taco Truck legend Chef Roy Choi is heading indoors as well, despite LA's temperate clime.
Still, there is something undeniably tempting about street food. Moving to a four walls and a roof situation just doesn't have the same vibe. And, no matter how many street meat operations go restaurant, I firmly believe that dining al fresco from well-wheeled vendors is here to stay.
After all, the Vendy Awards have been called "the Oscars of the street food scene" here in New York. Now, if only this year's event included a red carpet entrance! (Made of ketchup or Sriracha chili paste perhaps?)