Thursday, April 14, 2011
Pizza Van takes the meaning of food-to-go to a new place. In recent years I have noticed an increase in restaurants-on-wheels parked on Tokyo streets. Usually they hawk conventional fare like espresso or kebabs. Trumping them all, this fellow has a bona fide, tile clad, wood burning pizza oven fired up in the back of his souped-up VW van. Can this possibly be safe? His pies were selling like the proverbial hot cakes to the lingering crowds taking in the cherry blossoms one last time before the petals all blow off and sail down the Meguro River.