If you've ever been to Portland, you're probably aware of the food cart culture. Basically, parking lots all over the city are filled with carts serving relatively cheap -- and often quality -- eats. The latest addition to this phenomena is a cart owned by Portland Timbers midfielder Sal Zizzo, who has opened an Italian-themed cart called Zizzo's FC.
From the look of it, this is no fly-by-night operation. Zizzo's family runs a small chain of Italian restaurants in the San Diego area, so it's not like he's just doing this on a lark. In this video (h/t Stumptown Footy), he does admit that he'll rarely be working the cart -- that has apparently been left up to his longtime friend -- but it does look pretty tasty.
The cart seems to make so much sense that I'm actually a little surprised that more athletes in Portland haven't done it. Running a cart like this is certainly less expensive than owning a brick-and-mortar restaurant, but athletes are constantly investing in those (and often losing their shirts).
Even as a Sounders fan, I must say I'd be inclined to check this out.