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  • The Hey Joe! food truck offers Filipino food for hungry workers and college students in downtown Phoenix. You can usually find the Hey Joe! vehicle among a dozen other food trucks every Friday near the Phoenix Public Market. Hey Joe! easily has the most elaborate and witty truck in the lot. On the passenger side door, you can see the phrase, “Driver carry no taco.” The passenger side also is painted with crime scene tape and other obscure phrases, such as a painted poster of the Filipino hero, Lapu-Lapu. (You can see the “APU” of his name in the bottom of this picture.)

    When asked what the taco reference means, the truck’s owner, Joe, said, “Many people mistake our truck at first for having Mexican food.” Joe’s truck primarily features egg rolls, noodles, pork and sauteed vegetables.

    And what do the patrons think? College student Melanie Yamaguchi enjoyed an entree from Hey Joe! last Friday and commented, “The truck really brings a sense of cultural awareness to the food truck lineup because its food is so rare and unique.”
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