Home Off the Wire Weekend Food Truck Roundup Feb 1 – 3, 2013

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Feb 1 – 3, 2013

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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 Arlington, Boston, Lexington, San Francisco and Wilmington.

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February 1

Food Truck Fest Coming to Ballpark – ARLINGTON, TX - The Texas Rangers will be playing a series in Minnesota on April 26 and 27, but there will still be good reason to make your way out to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

The ballpark will host Texas Food Truckin’ Fest over the course of the two days, offering folks a great opportunity to get a variety of some of the best food truck food in the area, and proceeds will help benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Boston’s Food Truck Program Still on A Roll – BOSTON, MA - More trucks in more places. That’s the takeaway from the upcoming spring 2013 food truck season in Boston, when hungry Bostonians will welcome 56 new trucks to the city’s streets to serve up everything from short-rib infused grilled cheese to tempeh tacos.

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February 2

Lexington to reconsider food-truck regulations – LEXINGTON, TX - Vice Mayor Linda Gorton has directed a small work group to find solutions to some of the thorny issues that food-truck owners say inhibit mobile food vendors from thriving in Lexington as they do in many other cities.

“The big season for food trucks is coming up in a couple of months. I asked the group to … give it some speed,” Gorton said Friday. “But I want it done right, with everyone’s viewpoint considered.”

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Dosa reality: Restaurants battle over branding – SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Akash Kapoor left his job of running a national law firm to follow his passion: restaurants.

When he started his Indian fusion food trucks called Curry Up Now in 2009, Kapoor discovered he had a successful business that could expand. Unfortunately, he has not been able to leave the legal world behind just yet.

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February 3

Patty Wagon owner fights City code – WILMINGTON, NC - The owner of the Patty Wagon, a Wilmington area food truck, is petitioning City Council.

Even though the Patty Wagon has been setting up shop downtown for about a year, James Smith, says he recently found out he was violating the city’s code.

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