Marination – A Story
Once upon a time Kamala and Roz sent their very hard-earned money to Wall Street to grow. Turns out Wall Street wasn’t raised well by its parents, and the once-healthy bundle they sent eastward limped back home, a broken sliver of its former self. The ladies considered the anemic remains they were dealing with, and wondered how on Earth to prop it back up and get it going again?
All the thinking and no play made Kamala and Roz hungry. So Kamala marinated some stuff. Then over came a shoulder to lean on and, talking with her mouth full, Kamala admitted things like “I work so hard, I can’t start from scratch again, there’s got to be a way to stop this train before it totally derails. Wow these spicy pork tacos are the best I’ve made in weeks.”
The shoulder, being a friend with a full belly and therefore a full brain, replied “Your marinades are exquisite, bordering on ambrosial. Hey, I know, you can build a marinated meat stand on wheels. Ha ha ha.”
Kamala’s eyes grew as big as a kimchi rice bowl and Roz’s brain spun like a chrome hubcap. Marination, The Saucy Food Truck, was born.
Roz is at the wheel a lot, and you’ll find Kamala’s taking orders and “talking story” every week. Check our website and Twitter <http://twitter.com/curb_cuisine> for current location updates. Come kick it on the curb! There isn’t a drive-through, but there’s always plenty of feet parking.
And while the Big Blue fills their hearts with mucho glee, the opportunity to add a brick ‘n mortar location to the family was too good to believe, and too good to pass up. Marination Station is alive and well, serving aloha daily in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood (holla!) as of April 2011. Exact locale on the Many Locations! page.
Meet Kamala (ka-MAH-la). Kamala is a Seattleite hailing from Hawaii. And she’s a bit Korean, too. If you’re looking for Kamala, you can typically find her surrounded by comrades, yelling at a large plasma TV during (insert sport here) season. She really likes sports a lot. And she’s a pretty good sport herself, so that makes sense to us. She also lists beer, friends, community, the view from her back porch, Fiji, and marinating anything with enough surface area for sauce under the “Things I Like” column.
She works really hard, and is known to hand pick her colleagues from the amazing talent pool she calls her friends. Marination is her current monkey, and if you’re reading this, that means there’s a website, which means all systems are go, which means she’s doing it right, which means she’s EXCITED! AWESOME!
And hungry, probably. And wanting a beer.
Roz’s business card should say Operations Eagle, or Eye of the Tiger, or Director of Many Things. If iPhone Apps had an end-user Olympics, the hardest part for Roz would be leaving her spreadsheets long enough to “train” in her event. She’s a Gadget Geek. A Research Hound. Marination’s Secret Weapon.
Roz swears she’s petrified of everything, but the way she marches forward in life you would never guess it. She’s Chinese and Filipina by blood, born in Greece, and raised by a Japanese mom. She lived in Romania for three years and her eyes sparkle with a glimmer of Balkan love when it’s mentioned. But, like Kamala, she way, way, way loves Seattle. Been here for years. She also loves food, and turning good ideas into a reality. Like this idea Kamala had for a Hawaiian Korean taco truck one time…