Weekend Food Truck Roundup Apr 13 – 15, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Apr 13 – 15, 2012

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Boise, Grand Rapids, Brookline, Redlands, Malibu and San Jose.

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April 13

Foodies eat their way through Boise food truck rally – BOISE, ID - They came. They saw (each other). They chowed-down.

Organizers estimate more than two-thousand local foodies showed up for Boise’s latest food truck rally on Friday — likely setting a new record for the emerging event.

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Food truck proposal in Grand Rapids clears early hurdle – GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A proposal to permit food trucks will come before elected officials, despite continued opposition from restaurants with a more permanent downtown presence.

Grand Rapids Planning Commission on Wednesday voted to recommend approval of an ordinance that would allow food trucks and other kinds of temporary concessions sales, with certain regulations. City Commission is expected to hold a hearing on the issue in June.

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April 14

Brookline selects food trucks to launch pilot program – BROOKLINE, MA - Food trucks could roll into Brookline this week after the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved licenses for five vendors to participate in a pilot program this spring and summer.

Baja Taco, Compliments, Paris Creperie, Pennypackers, and Renula’s Greek Kitchen won approval to set up food trucks in town at specified locations and times for the next six months.

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Inland Empire Gourmet Food Trucks coming to Redlands school – REDLANDS, CA - Get your palates ready because Redlands East Valley High School and the community is in for a gourmet treat.

On Saturday, IE Gourmet Food Trucks will bring 13 gourmet “meals on wheels” at the campus, 31000 Colton Ave. Proceeds will help support the REV football program and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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April 15

Food Trucks Coming to Malibu Pier – MALIBU, CA - The trucks will serve visitors everything from salads, soups, sandwiches and tacos from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 18-30, according to an organizer. Gourmet food trucks will offer an alternative meal to visitors at the Malibu Pier starting this Wednesday.

The trucks will serve visitors everything from salads, soups, sandwiches and tacos from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 18-30, according to Joann Lundeen of the Malibu Beach Supply Co.

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San Jose Taco Festival spices things up – SAN JOSE, CA - They came in droves. The young and the old, with families and friends. They congregated together under the potent California sunshine in search of one thing: tacos.

“For the first time in San Jose, we’re doing a large-scale festival that isn’t run by baby boomers,” said event organizer Ryan Sebastian, founder of Moveable Feast, a food truck collective that organizes and hosts events with local Bay Area trucks.

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