Weekend Food Truck Roundup June 22 – 24, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup June 22 – 24, 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 Charlotte, Port Jervis, Baltimore, Bozeman, Montreal and Houston.

June 22

How to tell if a food truck has been inspected by officials – CHARLOTTE, NC. – Now that summer is here, more and more people are out at events and tempted to grab a bite to eat from a local food truck.

At a food truck rally in Charlotte’s South End a woman named Ashley was pondering a choice from a line of seven trucks.

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Common Council debates future of Port mobile vendors – Port Jervis, NY - As Port Jervis business owners struggle in a weak economy, Common Council members on the Code Committee have wrestled with how to regulate pushcarts and food trucks on public property — and come to no decision.

So last week, they held a special workshop meeting attended by both mobile vendors and owners of brick-and-mortar businesses.

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June 23

In battle of food trucks, Baltimore bests D.C. – Baltimore, MD - On Friday night, it was the 29-year-old right-hander Jason Hammel pitching Baltimore on to victory over Washington to open a weekend series.

Leading Baltimore over D.C. on a scorching Saturday afternoon was a three-year old food truck named the Gypsy Queen.

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Food truck owners face potential increase in laws and fees – Bozeman, MT – Street Food vendors may see some additional laws and fees tacked onto their businesses after Monday night’s Bozeman City Commission meeting.

Some of the issues sure to come up are where these food trucks are allowed to park, how far away they need to be from restaurants and schools, noise levels, outdoor seating, and hours of operation.

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June 24

Street food laws might finally be changing in Montreal – Montreal, Canada - The opposition municipal party Vision Montreal proposed on June 18 a motion at city council to legalize street food all year long, and last week city councilor Richard Deschamps opened a public consultation on the subject. Since then Facebook pages and bloggers’ comments are everywhere; the debate is open.

Valérie Impala co-owns Lucky’s Truck which, like all the other food trucks in Quebec, is under the jurisdiction of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, Pêcheries et Alimentation du Québec. The MAPAQ has begun issuing sanitary certificates and last week food trucks around the city became eligible to receive accreditation.

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Food truck chefs get the Grand Prize – Houston, TX - Food and alcohol: They’ve gone together since the ancient men left their caves, squinted up at the sunlight and grabbed a few nuts and berries to wash down the fermented Jaegermeister that was in their goatskin bota bag. (This is a completely accurate picture of ancient times. I’m a history major, you can trust me.)

Since then we’ve come a long way, from beer nuts to bar menus to bars working with food trucks to sell their wares to the hungry drunk people.

Now Grand Prize Bar, which was one of the first in Houston to engage with food trucks and their chefs, is taking this partnership to the next level by inviting a rotating crew of chefs out of their trucks and into the GPB kitchen.

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