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food truck connectionBOYNTON BEACH, FL - Food trucks, although a hit in Boynton Beach, have been missing from the city for almost four months.

Now, that’s about to change.

Permitting glitches shut down a popular food truck event and forced the city to come up with new guidelines to govern the popular mobile eateries. So far, two food trucks have applied to work the streets in the Boynton.

One is called Due South Brewery and another truck is called a Little Taste of Heaven. City officials say the trucks should be on the road shortly.

Although it appears the new permitting rules are working — at least in two cases — not everyone is thrilled with them.

“The new ordinance may not make everyone happy, but it’s fair,” said Nancy Byrne, Boynton’s development director.

The problems started in March, when an event called the “Food Truck Connection” came to Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park.

The connection was started by Marcus Mello, and it brought up to 15 food trucks and an average of 500 visitors to the park on Wednesday evenings during its three-month run.

In June, the city shut down the event because “complaints were coming from all sides,” mainly because the city did not have a formal permit process for bringing food trucks into the city, Byrne said.

Now, under its new rules, some food truck owners say the city is charging too much for permits and creating too much red tape.

Previously, food truck events had been operating under the city’s special event permit, which cost $100 for each meetup. Now, the cost is $250 per single truck, $550 for three or more trucks, plus a $100 inspection fee.

Mello says the city’s rates are too high.

“Nowhere else charges,” Mello said. “It’s a partnership, we bring people into the city to enjoy the city and food. I don’t know what the money goes toward — the city is not providing security, cleanup or lighting.”

Find the entire article by Attiyya Anthony at sun-sentinel.com <here>

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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 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

Guac N Roll

Twitter: @Guac_N_Roll

We’re an all-natural, vegetarian/vegan mobile food truck in Austin TX, rocking the world of guacamole, salsa, tamales, horchata and more.

http://www.guacnrollaustin.com

Boston, MA

The Cookie Monstah

Twitter: @MonstahTruck

We are a Boston based food truck serving homemade cookies and ice cream sandwiches made with love and the best ingredients available. We bake cookies throughout

http://thecookiemonstah.com/

Boynton Beach, FL

Best French Fries

Twitter: @BestFrenchFries

Best French Fries is a food truck that serves homemade french fries in a cone, with a choice of 20+ dipping sauces.

http://www.bestfrenchfries.com

Detroit, MI

Green Zebra Truck

Twitter: @GreenZebraTruck

Mobile Food Truck on the Streets of Metro Detroit serving New American Street Food

Metro Detroit · http://www.eatgreenzebra.com

Denver, CO

Wafflegänger

Twitter: @Waffleganger

waffle sandwiches for the masses!

http://www.waffleganger.com

Lexington, KY

Cluckin’ Burger

Twitter: @CluckinBurger

http://www.cluckinburger.com

Little Rock, AR

Sugar Shack Sweets

Twitter: @SugarShackSwts

We are Little Rock’s newest and only dessert truck!! Look for us around town and at local festivals! Let us bake you happy~

http://sugarshacksweetsandtreats.com

Livermore, CA

Sweet and Mellow

Twitter: @sweetandmellow1

http://sweetandmellowtruck.com

Marquette, MI

Dia de los Tacos

Twitter: @tacosmqt

A Taco Truck. In Marquette, MI

facebook.com/DiaDeLosTacos

Montreal, Canada

Lucky’s Truck MTL

Twitter: @LuckysTruckMTL

Lucky’s truck cuisine de rue à Montréal / street food truck in Montreal.

http://www.luckystruck.com/

Northwich, England

VAN 29

Twitter: @van29mobileeats

A mobile food truck serving truly, madly, tasty treats any time or place in the UK! see website for more details

http://www.van29.com

Orlando, FL

Curbside Chef

Twitter: @curbsidechef

Goat Cheese Ravioli with Basil Oil, Adobo Chicken Taco, to Filipino Adobo, to Falafel, Chinese Pan Fry Dumplings and Steamed Buns, and Vanilla Flan and S’mores

The Pastrami Project

Twitter: @pastramiproject

What Central Florida needs is the perfect Pastrami sandwich! It is my personal goal to create authentic New York sandwiches and bring them to the streets.

http://www.pastramiproject.com

San Francisco, CA

The Slider Shack

Twitter: @slidershacksf

We are a mobile food truck that specializes in delicious sliders with an island flair.

http://www.slidershacksf.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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