Two of life’s greatest treasures, Beastie Boys and food trucks, have come together to help out those who suffered from one of the sh*ttiest things that’s happened to New York in decades: Hurricane Sandy. Much of the city is still a mess from the disastrous storm, particularly in Brooklyn. But Mike D has been helping out victims of the storm…by handing out “hearty and warm” free food.
[Mike D] has served more than 19,000 hot meals free of charge to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Mike D and restaurant Robert McKinley’s Rockaway Plate Lunch food truck, in partnership with some of the city’s top chefs, has been keeping those who lost power or their homes nutritiously fed.
Mike D recalled heading out to Brooklyn’s Rockaway Beach neighborhood with McKinley shortly after it was devastated by Sandy. “We saw right away all these people living without any power, without any businesses being open, and therefore, no food,” he’s quoted as saying. “We saw the immediate need for warm food, but we didn’t have time to put together a long-term cohesive plan, we just had to react quickly.” (Via)
This begs the question, what would a Beastie Boys-themed food truck be called? I’ll start: Licensed to Grill.