Weekend Food Truck Roundup Feb 17 – 19, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Feb 17 – 19, 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 Longmont, Upland, Duke University, Boston, NYC and Cornell University.

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Feb 17

Longmont’s Comida food truck now a brick-and-mortar restaurant, too – Longmont, CO – The opening of her new restaurant in Prospect is literally a dream come true for Comida Cantina owner Rayme Rossello.

“I started dreaming about Comida about five years ago — down to the hours and the colors,” Rossello said this week in between dealing with the myriad last-minute issues that needed to be addressed before today’s opening.

Some may be familiar with Comida and its Mexican-style menu from Rossello’s pink food truck, which has been visiting Prospect for the past year. She launched the truck in 2010 and has frequented neighborhood parties and office parks since then, building up a clientele.

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Make way for more food trucks – Upland, CA – It seems like just about every week there’s another food truck festival rolling into the Inland Empire.

Sure enough, there’s a new one this week, and it happens to be in support of the Upland High School Regiment Band.

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Feb 18

New food truck may come to campus next semester – Duke University, NC – A new French-style vendor may soon join the ranks of food trucks that frequent campus.

Launched at the end of last year, Baguettaboutit features on-the-go French bread stuffed with sausages and sauces. The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee heard the food truck’s proposal earlier this week and unanimously voiced their support for the truck to appear on campus. If approved by Duke Dining, Baguettaboutit will be added in the Fall to the current rotation of 10 food trucks that makes stops on campus, such as Only Burger and Parlez-Vous Crepe.

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Bring Out The Food Trucks! 2012 Schedule of Food Truck Festivals Announced – Boston, MA – We haven’t had much of a winter (knock on wood) but it’s already time to start thinking about summer. The Food Truck Festivals of New England announced their 2012 schedule, and boy, is it looking delicious.

First up is the Boston Food Truck Festival at UMass Boston on May 26, and general admission tickets are now on sale for $30 each. Once inside the festival, you can exchange that admission for food vouchers, and eat your way through the festival, from noon to 4pm.

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Feb 19

Russian food trucks ready to roll – New York City, NY – A Russian restaurant conglomerate with two eateries in Manhattan is adding some wheels to its operations here. Ginza Project, with 5,000 employees mostly in Russia, is seeking a chef to run a new food truck business, according to an ad posted on Culintro.com, a culinary trade group’s website.

“The ideal candidate has experience with building a food truck operation, including recipes, technology and staffing. If you have a passion for burgers, fast food and maintaining great standards, you are our candidate,” the ad states.

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Cornell’s Famed Hot Trucks Fight New Municipal Fee – Cornell University, NY – There’s no such thing as a free lunch, the owners of Cornell’s historic food trucks may be discovering soon.

The owners of Louie’s Lunch and the Hot Truck appealed an annual $2,153 fee assessed for the first time last summer, by the Board of Public Works.

On Feb. 27, the board will decide whether or not the truck owners will have to pay the fee, proposed by the board in response to a state audit that indicated the two trucks were selling on city streets without properly paying the city.

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