Lines formed often at the Cinnamon Snail vegan food truck at the farmers market in Red Bank this summer and fall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi: click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Adam Sobel wakes up well before dawn Monday through Friday, hops in his kitchen-on-wheels and hauls up to Hoboken for a day’s work parked on the streets of Hoboken slinging gourmet vegan dishes to commuters and passersby.
A resident of Chestnut Street in Red Bank, he’d rather not. If Sobel had his druthers, he’d cut his commute to somewhere within the 1.7-square miles of the town where he lives with his wife and children.
In the last couple of months he’s tried to make it that way, by pushing the borough council and RiverCenter to allow him to operate in town. But aside from stationing his truck on the private property of the Galleria parking lot each Sunday at the Red Bank Farmers Market through the summer and early autumn, Sobel has done little more than spin his wheels.
Until Monday night, that is, when, with fanbase well-represented in the council chambers, Sobel got the council to see things his way.