Each installment of the Food Trust’s Night Market seems to blow up a little bit bigger than the one before it. And last night in Chinatown was no exception. In what the Food Trust is saying was its largest turnout to date for Night Market, hundreds upon hundreds of eager and hungry folks jammed the strip of 10th Street stretching from Arch to Winter Street, as well as the side streets in between. Of course the longest lines were backed up in front of Jose Garces’ Guapos Tacos and Yards’ mobile beer garden. Still Pitruco, which along with Nomad Pizza was one of the two mobile wood-fired pizza operations in attendance, Maru Global, Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream, and newcomer Strada Pasta all had strong showings. Royal Tavern caused a slight stir, inviting market-goers to suck the meat out of their housemade Boudin sausages. And Inky critic tweeted that he ended his evening with one of Sweet Box’s fortune cookie-topped cupcakes.
Night Market jams 10th St. in Chinatown. Photo: Collin Keefe