by Steven Doyle
After a wonderful afternoon with a handful of friends at The Truck Yard last night, I was inspired to rant about a few changes that have taken place. A few hours later I receive a response from the head Truck Yard guru himself, Jason Boso. You may also know Boso as the owner of Twisted Root. My rant included four issues that I have been thinking about after a few recent visits, and don’t get me wrong, I love Truck Yard.
Recently Truck Yard added valet parking, which in my mind is the worst thing any restaurant or tavern could do to their patrons. Making valet free does not negate the offense. You still must tip and you still must relinquish your car to someone who doesn’t have any interest in the care and feeding of your vehicle. Then there are the unscrupulous few that make way with various articles left behind such as sunglasses. It happens more than you might realize.
The rant goes on about several other minor items, and I offer total forgiveness if they would install a zip line leading from the roof of HG Sply located across Greenville Avenue to the east, that would actually end in or near the tree house at Truck Yard. If you haven’t been the the Truck Yard, they have a tree house bar where you may enjoy premixed bottled cocktails. They are pretty damned tasty, by the way.
It wasn’t long before Boso made a comment via Michelle DeLoy who handles Boso’s social media. In her response she basically said that the neighbors and other businesses who share the lots required valet. Not sure how that all works, but personally I will find other parking options.
As for the zip line, Boso is actually working on this masterful idea, and added that he would also install water cannons.
I may despise valet, but I love Jason Boso and those marvelous Philly Cheese Steaks he makes at the Truck Yard. Now I sit and wait for the zip line.