Weekend Food Truck Roundup July 20 – July 22, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup July 20 – July 22, 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 NYC, Artesia, Charlotte, Boisie, Austin and Edmonton.

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July 20

10 Things Food Trucks Won’t Say – New York, NY - We reveal what’s not on the menu at mobile eateries.

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Artesia Amends Ordinance on Food Trucks – Artesia, CA - A new ordinance (No. 12-784)  “regulating the sale of food, food products, ice cream, goods or merchandise from motor vehicles, and amending the Artesia municipal code” might be adopted in the near future following its introduction, discussions and public hearings.

The ordinance proposes a $500 permit fee for ice cream trucks, along with finger printing and a background check. The draft ordinance proposes to allow mobile food vending trucks in certain limited areas of the City and not in commercial zones.

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July 21

Food Trucks Face New Scrutiny – CHARLOTTE, N.C. - David Stuck fired up the grill inside The Tin Kitchen. It was another day of work for the Executive Chef who fled corporate America for the confines of his gourmet food truck just seven months ago. “There are some benefits and some challenges. Each week is different,” he said.

But now, the titan of tacos is facing another test.

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P. Ditty’s Wrap Wagon Does Not Employ Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs – BOISE, ID – A new Boise food truck with a weird name is slinging lunchtime fair downtown. P. Ditty’s Wrap Wagon, however, does not employ Sean “Puff Daddy/P. Diddy” Combs. Nor do they play rap music.

“My mom said if anybody comes up and asks if P. Diddy can rap for us, she’ll come out and do it,” said the owner’s daughter, Miranda Ditty-Brown.

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July 22

A Little Competition Goes a Long Way for the Local Economy – Austin, TX - Few things are more popular in Austin than food trucks and local pride and on Saturday the Department of Agriculture’s Go Texan program hosted a food truck competition at the South 1st Food Court in Austin.

The event was partly to promote the Go Texan Restaurant Round-up.

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Food on wheels gaining traction in Edmonton- EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Some are out daily, others a few times a week.

Whether downtown, on Whyte Avenue or elsewhere, food trucks are gaining traction in Edmonton – and some would say it’s about time.

“If we were to compare cities, we’re fairly slow,” said Susan Chin, owner of Molly’s Eats. “But Edmonton as a whole is a pretty loyal bunch.

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