Whenever we go to other countries, we discover great ideas. Baja was full of them. We all know mobile food vans are all the rage in LA (Kogi, etc), but, what about the economy of the pedal cart?? Wouldn’t you just love to walk down your neighborhood street and flag down your local pedal pusher?? This type of food cart business is booming, especially in San Francisco…. Creme Brulee cart, the French pastry/coffee man, the Magic Curry Cart, the Sneakys bbq guys that smokes meat in their backyard, and even the guy who makes chicharones you can buy at your local SF bar. When we used to live in SF, The Tamale Lady was huge, she put her kids through college selling dollar tamales to business during the day and popping in the bars at night. Creative entrepreneurs doing what they love, keeping it small and packing a punch.
Here is a guy in Todos Santos, Mexico making us a ceviche from fresh chocolate clams! He had a truck full of coolers with fresh catches of the day. We met another guy named Ira when we were waiting for our ceviche being made. He’s a guy who moved from Santa Monica to Todos Santos in the 90s and made it his home. He runs a site called Iralandia.com, there, you can find a ceviche recipe for these clams.