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AUSTIN, TX - It may be a déjà vu moment for several Austin food trailers, as developers are forcing the trucks to leave a popular spot along South Congress Avenue and find a new place to park to make way for a new hotel development.

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The owners of the property, SOCO ATX Developments, notified the food truck owners last week that they would have to pack up and ship out by March 2013 to clear the site for a new hotel, KXAN-TV reports.

Plans to construct a hotel on the property, located along South Congress Avenue between Monroe and Milton streets, failed three years ago and dozens of food trailers began to rent space shortly after.

In May, six food trucks parked at Congress Avenue and Second Street in downtown Austin were told to unhitch and move out for the construction of a new JW Marriott hotel.

Find the original article at bizjournals.com <here>

 

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AUSTIN, TX - Earlier this month, Yumé Burger proprietor Eric Silverstein (who also owns the Peached Tortilla taco truck) announced that he and his crew were taking time off to “reevaluate” Yumé, and today, a ruling has been made on the Japanese burger-on-wheels: Yumé will shutter permanently while Silverstein looks to “grow the Yumé brand and the Peached Tortilla brand beyond the mobile food sector.”

Silverstein told Eater Austin that he and his partner Mark Tamiso “feel an extremely strong connection to the city of Austin and want to continue to bring joy to people through food.” They’re working on a wholesale product line that combines the “best flavors” from both Yumé and Peached Tortilla and are looking into a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Find the original article at eater.com <here>

 

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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 Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin, Vancouver and Falcon Heights.

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August 24

New Food Truck Rules May Hurt Ice Cream Trucks – Chicago, IL - You can mess with our gourmet meatballs, our freshly steamed bao, even our tamales. But you’ll have to pry the ice cream from our (very) cold, dead hands. WBEZ reported Wednesday what should have been obvious to all of us (and this is why we give money to public radio): ice cream trucks, even those that were perfectly legal before, will be affected by the new food truck ordinance.

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Aramark learns that campus food trucks are good business – Philadelphia, PA - Food trucks and their takeout siblings, lunch carts, are generating customer loyalty by providing good food at good prices.

Aramark has apparently taken note.

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August 25

Campbell’s announces new ‘hipster soup’ line inspired by Austin’s food truck scene – Austin, TX - What ever happened to the excitement of potato chowder? Is there a way to make beef stew cool again? Is there such a thing as sexy soup?

These were the Sphinxian riddles that plagued the mind of Campbell’s Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison when she stepped up to the plate with her giant soup spoon a year ago. Bent on redefining Campbell’s “U.S. soup strategy,” she and her soup-minded team began looking outside of the iconic red and white can.

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Vancouver food carts get TV play on Eat St. – Vancouver, Canada - Food Network Canada’s hit express-cuisine series Eat St. began filming this week in Vancouver, with its crews descending upon seafood specialists Fresh Local Wild, and Indian eateries Soho Road Naan Kebab and Vij’s Railway Express.

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August 26

Food, future hot for Minnesota veteran – Falcon Heights, MN - In the shadow of the great Minnesota Get-Together is the signature food from a state far away.

“I’m from a small town called Houma, Louisiana,” said Tim Glover, whose food truck sits in a yard along Snelling Avenue.

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Austin, TX, - The brainchild of the mother-in-law/son-in-law team of Chela Stoklosa and Chris Williamson, Little Fattys blends traditional family recipes with bold, international fillings to create gorditas that are anything but conventional. Top-sellers include the Pork Me Pull Me – slow roasted pork and balsamic onion marmalade – and the Chicken Envy – shredded chicken in a green chile sauce.

“It’s been a tremendously rewarding experience starting this business with my mother-in-law,” Chris Williamson said. “We’ve been able to combine our individual cooking talents to create flavors that are truly unique. Her experience with the ingredients and processes is invaluable, while my schooling at Le Cordon Bleu has given me a fresh perspective on our dishes. It’s been fun to watch the changes we made over the past year.”

Once the recipes were set, they brought their ideas to a group of McCombs School MBAs who analyzed the business case as part of their Business Opportunity Identification class.

Chela Stoklosa talked about the support they’ve felt as small business owners, “We couldn’t have asked for more from the Austin community. Everyone from the students at McCombs to our fellow truck vendors and, most of all, our customers, has made this a great experience. When people tell me they want to start a business, I tell them to move to Austin first.”

Please visit www.littlefattys.com to learn more about Little Fattys.

Follow them on Twitter: @LittleFattys

 

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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 San Francisco, New Orleans, St Louis, Austin, Vancouver and Duluth.

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July 27

Off the Grid wins legal dispute, food trucks return – SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Food trucks scored a major victory this week in an ongoing turf war with San Francisco restaurants. Diners love the variety these trucks offer, but nearby restaurants say they can’t compete with their low overhead.

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COALITION OF THE FILLING – NEW ORLEANS, LA - On Tuesday evening, a fleet of our city’s food trucks are looking to tout their cause with education and edibles. Under the banner of the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition the carts will congregate at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center on 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. for a Food Truck Rally.

The gathering’s purpose is to promote reform of current city laws, which the participating purveyors say hinder the national food truck takeoff from flourishing in New Orleans, through the best way to prove a point – a delicious meal.

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July 28

Food trucks still on a roll – ST LOUIS, MO - They’ve coped with a record-making heat wave. They’ve tangled with restaurants, politicians and cranky corporate cafeterias, all the while jockeying for prime vending spaces.

Yet, despite the challenges and some attrition in recent months, the area’s food trucks keep riding their self-propelled trend – and, in some cases, are proving to be strategic business tools.

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Food truck caters to Austin dogs – AUSTIN, TX - One of Austin’s most unique forms of cuisine is going to the dogs. A new food truck will now cater just to Austinite’s four-legged friends.

Bow-Wow Chow opened to the public on Saturday. While there are plenty of dog-friendly food trucks in Austin, this one is the first to serve a canine-only cuisine.

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July 29

Hungry crowds line up for food trucks – VANCOUVER, CANADA - First in a summer series, the Food Cart Fest swallowed up the parking lot at an east Vancouver hotel Sunday, drawing thousands of people eager to absorb rich aromas and upbeat music beneath blue skies.

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Hot trend hits Duluth streets as entrepreneurs feed customers on the go – DULUTH, MN - Jodi Timmersman has been a substitute teacher looking for a full-time job. So with prospects not looking great for landing one this fall, she hit the bricks.

“If someone told me I’d be pushing around a hot dog cart,” she says, laughter cutting short her sentence.

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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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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

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This week’s new entries are:

Austin, TX

Saigon Street

Twitter: @saigon_street

Saigon Street cooks up popular traditional Vietnamese food made fresh, fast and flavorful. Savor a taste of Vietnam’s street foods at this local mobile eatery.

Chicago, IL

Babycakes

Twitter: @BabycakesTruck

The only gourmet pancake truck! These pancakes are out of this world! Follow us for flavors of the week or check Facebook album www.facebook.com/babycakestruck

http://www.babycakestruck.com

Bombay Wraps

Twitter: @bombaywraps

Fresh. Indian. Fast. We have simplified Indian food by wrapping popular dishes like Chicken Tikka, Cheese Paneer, Lamb Curry, etc. in a flatbread paratha.

http://www.bombaywraps.com

Sausage Haus

Twitter: @Sausage_Haus

Sausage Haus is a work in progress. We hope to have the truck up and running by mid-August 2012. We will be serving the Chicago-area.

Indianapolis, IN

Glutton in Paradise

Twitter: @GluttoninIndy

We’re soon to be the next up and coming food truck in Indy. It’s nice to see all our hard finally paying off.

http://gluttoninparadise.com

Los Angeles, CA

The Crepuscule

Twitter: @The_Crepuscule

Tahiti’s Finest Crepes food truck is now in Los Angeles !! Sweet or Savory ?? One of our Crepes is made for you !!

Flippin Yolk

Twitter: @FlippinYolk

Get your FLIP on.

http://flippinyolk.wix.com/flippinyolk

Miami, FL

The Big Ragu Truck

Twitter: @TheBigRaguTruck

We are a combination of the best cook and best food. Just come on down and see why we are the Italian cooking heavyweight champion of the world.

https://www.facebook.com/thebigragutruck

Killer Pasta

Twitter: @KillerPastaMIA

Hello Miami!!! Get ready to rock your taste buds!!!

http://www.killerpasta.com

Lobsta Rollin

Twitter: @LobstaRollin

Stay tuned for more information

Travelin’ Blues BBQ

Twitter: @tbbbq

Thank you for visiting Travelin’ Blues BBQ! We are a gourmet FOOD TRUCK, specializing in slow smoked BBQ, gourmet sides with a twist, & Blues music!

http://www.travelinbluesbbq.com

Ottawa, Canada

Trailer Pork Boys

Twitter: @TrailerPorkBoys

Ottawa’s latest foodtruck specializing in pork and all the deliciousness it has to offer.

http://www.trailerporkboys.ca

San Jose, CA

Dough Truck

Twitter: @DoughTruck

http://www.doughtruck.com

West Palm Beach, FL

Dough Bros

Twitter: @Dough_Bros

Family owned and operated, Dough Bros is a mobile food truck serving up the most delicious, gourmet pretzels in South Florida!

 

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

 

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Earlier this month on austin.eater.com Andrew Zimmern sat down with Andrea Grimes to discuss the upcoming Austin Food & Wine Festival where Zimmern will offer two different presentations on street food during the fest. During the interview the topic reached Austin’s food truck scene. Here is an excerpt from that interview where he shared his thoughts on the issue.

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AG: You’re going to be presenting on street food, right? Austinites are going to love that.

AZ: The nice thing is that we’re talking about the audience in Austin really being willing to be experimented at. That’s a really good thing to have in terms of the cultural makeup of the city. That’s why the music scene is great. The food scene is great. Because there’s so much room under the tent for anyone, regardless of their style. It is a good place to do some of my street food demos. I try to vary it up a little bit. One of the advantages that I have with my day job traveling around the world several times a year and being exposed to so many cool ideas and cool techniques, so I’m going to get a chance to show that. One day I’m doing south American street food and one day I’m doing Asian. So it’s really fun to show people some cool techniques that they can take home to their own kitchens. And people can travel without leaving their living rooms.

AG: Austin’s a huge food truck city, so we’re really into street food culture.

AZ: I would agree 100%. I don’t think it’s only because of the nature of the Austinite’s personalities, the food trucks flourished. I think there were some economic reasons for it and some geographic reasons for it. The city layout and licensing is such that five, six trucks can all get together and plop down in a vacant lot. It works for a whole variety of reasons. But none of it would work if the audience wasn’t predisposed to enjoy that kind of thing.

You can find the entire interview <here>

Andrew Zimmern

Twitter: @andrewzimmern
Chef, Writer, Traveler, Host of Bizarre Foods & MSN’s Appetite for Life. Catch New Episodes of Bizarre Foods America Mon. Nights @ 9pm E/P on Travel Channel!

http://www.andrewzimmern.com

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

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This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Banged Up and Mashed

Twitter: @bangedupandmash

http://bangedupandmashed.com

Austin, TX

The Seedling Truck

Twitter: @SeedlingTruck

A mobile food truck by @RoyalFigAustin bringing a revolving menu of upscale comfort food made from scratch using ingredients straight from local farms.

http://www.theseedlingtruck.com

Jacksonville, FL

Driftwood BBQ

Twitter: @DriftwoodBBQ

Kansas City, MO

Cajun Cabin

Twitter: @cajuncabin

New Orleans transplants since 2009.

http://www.cajuncabin.org

Omaha, NE

Localmotive Food Truck

Twitter: @LocalmotiveFT

Localmotive is a food truck in Omaha dedicated to serving made-from-scratch food at a fair price, with a menu emphasizing seasonal, locally-sourced products.

http://localmotivefoodtruck.com

Seattle, WA

Jemils Big Easy

Twitter: @JemilsBigEasy

We are a cajun food truck coming to Seattle in March! Chef Jemil Aziz brings New Orleans Cajun to Seattle.

http://www.jemilsbigeasy.com

Streetzeria

Twitter: @Streetzeria

http://www.streetzeria.com

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

This week’s new entries are:

Smokin a Phattie

Austin, TX

Arlo’s Austin

Twitter: @arlosaustin

Our menu is 100% vegan because we think vegan food done right is awesome.

http://arlostruck.com/

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Easy Slider

Twitter: @EasySliderTruck

Easy Slider is DFW’s first gourmet slider truck. All sliders, all the time…that’s how we roll! (See what we just did there?) COMING NOVEMBER 2011!

http://www.easyslidertruck.com

Smokin a Phattie

Twitter: @smokinaphattie

It’s mobile and we are smokin!! Come become a Phattie and let’s talk BBQ.

http://facebook.com/smokinaphattie

Zombie’s Food Truck

Twitter: @EatAtZombies

Gourmet vegan food truck coming to DFW soon!

http://www.eatatzombies.com

San Diego

New York On Rye

Twitter: @NewYorkonRye

Get your nosh on! Real New York Deli on the streets of San Diego. Gourmet deli truck, catering, events.

http://www.newyorkonrye.com

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

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