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Calgary’s mobile food fleet has shown that food trucks are no longer deserving of the title “roach coaches”.

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Calgary’s expanding food truck flotilla is passing more than just than the taste test, according to results from this year’s health and safety inspections.

No major issues or high-risk violations were found as most of the mobile eateries were put under the microscope earlier this month. Minor maintenance and equipment-related infractions were cited, but nothing that warranted charges.

Chief Licence Inspector Kent Pallister noted there was some media scrutiny of health violations in 2012, but contended the results are exceedingly positive.

“Now in 2014, I believe our food truck operators are better educated in the health regulations and experienced in what is required so we are now seeing better results upon inspection,” Pallister said.

The City of Calgary is nearing 50 of the four-wheeled food wagons, with 46 permits added out, three pending approval and one new application. There was a 43-truck cap under the two-year pilot program that wrapped up last fall.

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry we have compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from Calgary, Charlotte, Lehigh Valley and Staunton.

April 25

Chilly spring hard on city food trucks – CALGARY, CANADA - The sound of Calgary’s food trucks may be the only sign of spring you can find this weekend.

YYC food trucks are awakening from their winter slumber with a kick-off event in the East Village Friday until 7p.m.

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Another helping of food truck rules – CHARLOTTE, NC - Katrina Young didn’t think she’d be talking so much about food trucks this week.

Young, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg planning manager, has found herself in a swirl of unexpected protest over possible new rules governing mobile food vendors in Charlotte. The protest is unexpected because the rules aren’t rules yet. “They’re just a draft,” Young told the editorial board this week.

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April 26

Q&A with Tex Wells, embattled BBQ owner - LEHIGH VALLEY, PA - Tex Wells, the mobile food vendor who operates Tex’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q in North Whitehall Township, is in danger of losing his spot at Route 309 and Shankweiler Road after people complained about the smoke originating from his food stand.

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April 27

Food trucks hoping to increase traction in community - STAUNTON, VA - The sizzle of the fry pan increases as Liz Phifer drops in some oysters.

She can’t stop smiling. It’s tight quarters with her co-worker Rachel Lessley in the 14-foot-long by 6-foot wide food truck. Fully equipped with a fryer, oven, sink, fridge and microwave, it’s a kitchen on wheels.

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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 past weekend from Jacksonville, Calgary, Houston and Portland.

September 6

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsJaguars add ‘Food Truck Alley’ outside EverBank Field to game-day experience – JACKSONVILLE, FL - A year after the Jacksonville Jaguars added food trucks to its game-day experience, the team this year is expanding participation from one truck each home game to more than a dozen.

Beginning Sunday, when the Jaguars take on the Kansas City Chiefs, food trucks will park outside EverBank Field along Adams Street Concourse, between parking lots J and M, according to Dan Edwards, the senior vice president of communications for the Jaguars.

Participating trucks this Sunday include: All That Jazz, Baby’s Badass Burgers , Big John’s Crumpy’s Wings & Things, Brucci’s Pizza, Corner Taco, Cravingz Mobile Kitchen , Dagwood’s, Gourmet Aviator, Kona Ice, Monster Burger N’ More, Super Food Truck, Up in Smoke and Wiki-Wiki Hawaiian Shave Ice.

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City rebuffs push for cap on food trucks – CALGARY, CANADA - Eight food trucks was a dandy number for Margie Hope when she launched Blam!Wich as Calgary’s craze began two years ago.

There was competition, but a limited amount, making it easy to find a lunchtime spot. And the novelty of the trucks — just like in Vancouver, Portland, Ore., or other cities — meant business buzzed and the living was easy for Hope and her fellow truck owners.

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September 7

Houston’s controversial food truck festival is getting bigger – HOUSTON, TX - After completing its most successful outing in March, the Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival is adding a fall version to the already crowded range of options that clamor for attention during the time of year when the weather is really, really nice.

There are two major differences with this fall event. First, the parking situation has been dramatically improved. There won’t be shuttles from far away satellite lots. Festival organizers have secured walking-distance parking at both Pin Oak Middle School and Episcopal High School.

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September 8

Portland considers changes to food truck rules - PORTLAND, ME - Portland will consider loosening rules for the operators of food trucks, some of whom say the current regulations make no sense and discourage them from doing business in the city.

A restaurant operator who served on the city’s food truck task force said more food trucks can only make the city more attractive for diners and will boost the local economy. But he said restaurants would be opposed to allowing food trucks to park near their businesses.

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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.

What The FORK truck

This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Just Good Food Now

Twitter: @justgoodfoodnow

Baltimore, MD

Woodys Tacos

Twitter: @WoodysTacos

http://woodystacoisland.com

Boston, MA

Captain Marden

Twitter: @codsquadtruck

The Captain’s food truck serves up the freshest seafood on the streets of Massachusetts. Look out for us, we might be in your town next!

Calgary, Canada

The Happy Truck

Twitter: @theH_appytruck

Indonesian fusion and appies on the go! Look for our food truck cruising the streets of downtown Calgary. Come satisfy your appy.tite and get happy here!

http://thehappytruck.com/

Fayetteville, GA

SoKoFood

Twitter: @sokofood

Healthy down-home cuisine

Kansas City, MO

Wilma’s

Twitter: @wilmasgoodfood

Converted to a commercial kitchen in 2011, Wilma’s travels around Kansas City producing some of the best street food in town.

http://wilmasrealgoodfood.com

Knoxville, TN

Farm to Taco

Twitter: @FarmtoTaco

http://www.farm2taco.com/

Savory and Sweet Truck

Twitter: @SavoryandSweetT

The Savory & Sweet Truck is Knoxville’s first Gourmet Food Truck. Our focus is serving fresh, local and seasonal food. We are Driven to create great food.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Savory-and-Sweet-Truck/283598151693769

Los Angeles, CA

GO CHEW

Twitter: @gochewinc

its not about the size of the bowl, its about the quality ;)

http://www.gochewinc.com

The Urban Oven

Twitter: @TheUrbanOven

We are a mobile wood fired artisan pizza company. That’s right, authentic delicious Napoletana pizzas made from our one of a kind wood fired oven food truck!

http://theurbanoven.com

Miami, FL

Mushaboom

Twitter: @MushaboomVegan

Mushaboom is a vegan burger truck coming soon to Miami, FL.

http://www.mushaboomvegan.com

Minneapolis, MN

SushiFix

Twitter: @SushiFix

we are very first sushi truck in twin cities yet in mid west. truly we are trying to bring back edo style sushi into street, to the peole with modern flair

http://www.sushifix.net

New York, NY

Andy’s Italian Ices

Twitter: @AndysItalianIce

Gourmet italian ice truck serving all of NYC. Follow us to stay up to date with our latest flavors and locations!

http://AndysItalianIcesNYC.com

Norwalk, CT

LobsterCraft

Twitter: @LobsterCraft

Stay tuned for LobsterCraft’s first launch May 22nd! Serving Lobster Rolls to Fairfield County!

http://www.lobstercraft.com

Phoenix, AZ

Shinobu Diego’s Tacos

Twitter: @ShinobuDiego

Japanese and Mexican cuisines fused together in a simple yet unique and very delicious package.

http://shinobudiego.com

SweetJonez Cupcakes

Twitter: @SweetJonezPHX

Sweet Jonez Cupcakes is the first mobile cupcake food truck in the Phoenix metro area. Over 100 flavors, try our cocktail and extreme cupcakes! We rock!

http://www.sweetjonez.com

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Grillaz Gone Wild

Twitter: @GrillazGoneWild

Grilled Cheese Bandits

Twitter: @CheeseBandits

Grilled Cheese Bandits (GCB) is mobile food kitchen delivering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and sides to busy patrons across the San Francisco Bay Area.

http://www.grilledcheesebandits.com/

Scranton, PA

What The Fork Truck

Twitter: @WTForktruck

smart. handmade. cuisine. NEPA’S FIRST #gourmet food truck!

http://wtforktruck.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 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.

Blazin Burgers SA

This week’s new entries are:

Baltimore, MD

Hula Honeys Shave Ice

Twitter: @HulaHoneysTruck

https://www.facebook.com/HulaHoneysHawaiianShaveIce

Calgary, Canada

The Naaco Truck

Twitter: @TheNaacoTruck

Calgary food truck serving neo-retro Indian curbside eats without compromising social responsibility – A Spicy Affair. My Naaco, your mouth ;)

http://www.thenaacotruck.com

New York City, NY

Hibachi Heaven

Twitter: @hibachiheaven

NYC’S FIRST HIBACHI TRUCK TO EVER HIT THE STREETS for info please call 5168300021 Please call us for corporate parties

http://hibachiheaven.com

Salt Lake City, UT

Como Lomo Food Truck

Twitter: @comolomo

Serving Gourmet Peruvian Cuisine on the streets of SLC in a food truck.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Como-Lomo-Peruvian-Food-Truck/114110765364614

San Antonio, TX

BLAZIN BURGERS TRUCK

Twitter: @BLAZINBURGER

San Diego, CA

Artistica Food Truck

Twitter: @ArtisticaFood

COMING SOON! ARTISTICA MEXICAN GOURMET FOOD TRUCK will be in your San Diego Area! Please help us spread the word :)

http://artisticafood.com

Epic Eatz

Twitter: @EpicEatz

http://epiceatz.com

San Francisco, CA

Tres Truck

Twitter: @TresTruck

Syracuse, NY

Street Eats

Twitter: @SteviStreetEats

Street Eats is a mobile vending unit that sells iconic street food with a culinary twist. Street Eats is chef owned & operated by Steve LeClair.

Toronto, Canada

UrbanSmoke BBQ Truck

Twitter: @UrbanSmokeTruck

Another culinary adventure by www.TheGourmetGroup.com. Launching June 2nd, 2012

http://TheGourmetGroup.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 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.

currywurst

This week’s new entries are:

Calgary, Canada

Jane Bond Mongolian

Twitter: @JaneBondGrill

~FOOD TRUCK~ You pick the protein, veggies, sauces and spices. We stir fry it up Mongolian style! Each meal donates to charity. 

http://howtocookourlife.blogspot.com

Columbus, OH

Los Jalapenos

Twitter: @losjalapenosoh

Los Jalapenos is a Columbus based chain of Mexican restaurants offering modern Mexican cuisine with traditional Latin hospitality.

http://www.losjalapenosoh.com

Dallas, TX

Cravetopia Bakery

Twitter: @Cravetopia_Cake

Homemade bundt cakes, cookies, and ‘boozy bundts’!

http://cravetopiabakery.com

Rockn_Ricks

Twitter: @rockn_ricks

GREAT food from a partying food truck

http://www.rock-n-ricks.com

Jacksonville, FL

Daspizzot

Twitter: @Daspizzot

HOME OF THE $5 COMBOS! A New MOBILE FOOD TRUCK in the JAX area…4 Women and a Truck specializing in quality food, fresh produce while cooking with LOVE!

http://www.daspizzot.com

Los Angeles, CA

After School Truck

Twitter: @AfterSchoolTruk

After School Special Truck is taking Mom food to the Streets of LA, with a Chef’s touch!

http://www.afterschoolspecialtruck.com

Currywurst Truck LA

Twitter: @CurrywurstTruck

Typical german food, modern & light fast food experience, grilled, organic and biological ingredients. The german “curry sausage” was invented in September 1949

http://www.currywurst-la.com

Schmuck Truck

Twitter: @SchmuckTruck

http://www.schmucktruck.com

San Antonio, TX

PORKY J’S BBQ

Twitter: @porkyjs

Serving street food throughout San Antonio! To find out where our food truck will be next, check Twitter daily! Catering also available! Call (210) 367-0395.

http://www.PorkyJs.com

St Louis, MO

Steam Roller STL

Twitter: @steamrollerstl

Steamroller Bagel and Deli…changing the world, one steamed bagel at a time

Toronto, Canada

Hogtown Smoke

Twitter: @hogtownsmoke

New Gourmet BBQ food truck, Hogtown Smoke, is bringing the people of TO, an array of sweet and succulent, slow cooked bbq meats, and specialty smoked treats.

http://www.facebook.com/hogtownsmoke

Washington DC

Fire & Rice

Twitter: @eatFireNRice

This twitter is for the Fire & Rice truck!

http://www.firenrice.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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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 Miami Beach, Philadelphia,Calgary, Atlanta and London.

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May 11

Food Trucks to Roll On Miami Beach – MIAMI BEACH, FL - The City of Miami Beach will allow a limited number of food truck roundups, starting as early as June. The issue of having food trucks on Miami Beach was pushed back many times, as local restaurants felt it would take away business.

On May 9, the Miami Beach City Commission moved forward with a long-discussed (and fiercely debated) pilot food truck program in North Beach.

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In Philadelphia, Food Trucks are Rolling – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Food trucks used to be fleeting purveyors of adventurous cuisine, so hard to locate that following the right Twitter feed was the only way to find them. Now, they are a nearly inescapable part of the culinary landscape in many cities, as common as trucker hats once were among their clientele.

In fact, the indie food-truck operators who tweet their location of the day to those in the know in Philadelphia have been retweeted by the likes of Le Meridien, a luxury hotel in Center City across from a plaza where many trucks set up.

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May 12

Calgary food trucks kicking in to high gear this summer – CALGARY, CANADA - In less than a year, the number of food trucks will have more than tripled with no signs of slowing down.

What began as a pilot project last year is now entering in to the third and final phase, with several new trucks set to hit the scene in the coming weeks.

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Food truck park bustling again after truck operators fall in line with city –  ATLANTA, GA - One week after the Atlanta Food Truck Park shut down when four truck operators were cited by police, the trucks and customers have returned to what has become a popular gathering point on Howell Mill Road at Interstate 75 north.

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May 13

Running a food truck offers satisfaction, but not without hard work – NATIONAL - Last year, author Jennifer Lewis surveyed 539 food truck owners across the country with a simple question: Are you happy that you’re doing this? Ninety-seven percent said they wouldn’t want to do anything else. But an almost equal number reported that the business is harder than they had expected.

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Let’s get this food truck on the road – LONDON, ENGLAND - ALTHOUGH not famed for its native cuisine, London has profited from its openness to outside culinary influences, allowing the capital to punch above its weight. Food is big business – the hospitality industry employs around 2.5m people in the UK. But times change. If London wants to keep up it must embrace innovation – including of the kind that drives into town in a truck.

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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 Miami, Sanford, Lawrence, Honolulu, Calgary and Manatee.

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Janya Jones prepares soup at the bamboo Thai food wagon she operates with her husband, Monty.

Dec 30

Food trucks make night owls their latest customers – Miami, FL - South Florida-based food trucks are gearing up to serve a hungry new crowd on New Year’s Eve.

The mobile kitchens, which offer gourmet food on the fly, are expanding into the wee hours of the morning. Revelers will find the colorful trucks and busses parked outside bars and night life spots seeking customers who want a unique after-midnight snack.

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Sanford will have monthly food-truck event – Sanford, FL - Sanford commissioners have agreed to allow a food-truck bazaar on the first Saturday of each month, starting Feb. 4, in an effort to lure visitors and shoppers into the city’s downtown.

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Dec 31

Man fatally shot in fight at food truck – Lawrence, MA - A 29-year-old Fairhaven man was shot and killed early yesterday when an argument came to blows outside of a food truck in Lawrence, police said.

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Food truck crackdown spurs move to alter law – Honolulu, HI - A law that makes it difficult for a food truck or lunch wagon to operate legally on city streets could be relaxed under a new proposal before the City Council.

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Jan 1

Chef stirs the pot in city’s culinary scene – Calgary, Canada - Take one generous helping of culinary talent; blend in plenty of innovative dining trends; and, mix with a generous sprinkle of marketing savvy.

It’s the recipe for the success of Charcut Chef Connie DeSousa, who is slicing, dicing and chopping her way to the top of Calgary’s restaurant scene.

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Restaurant to go: Food trucks coming to Manatee – Manatee, FL - Monty Jones has a new motto: “soup happens.”Jones has long believed nobody else could cook quite like his wife, Janya, a native of Thailand whose specialty is a beef and noodle soup. He had no idea hundreds of Manatee residents would come to feel the same way.

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In Mobile Cuisine Magazine’s 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 Napa Valley, Chapel Hill, Bozeman, New York, and Calgary.

Nov 11

Food trucks held to impossible standards (Editorial) – Napa Valley, CA - After reading the Saturday, Nov. 5 article, “Council wants tougher food truck regulations,” I was astonished at how disconnected the Napa City Council and some of its cohorts are from the issues that most Napans are concerned with.

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Town may get food trucks – Chapel Hill, NC - Some Churton Street restaurant managers think allowing food trucks in Hillsborough might be good for business.

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Nov 12

Mobile food – Bozeman, MT - A whole new foodie culture surrounds these mobile, and often surprisingly gourmet restaurants, with full kitchens packed in to small internal spaces.

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Culinary artistry on urban wheels – New York, NY - Some of New York’s fanciest food trucks come from a nondescript one-story factory crownedwith razor wire, teeming with 15 workers arrayed on an assembly line.

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Nov 13

Could it work here? – Calgary, Canada - With Calgary’s food truck pilot program into its fourth month, the questions arises whether the California model would work here. Could school boards partner with food trucks to rent parking lot space at night?

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In Mobile Cuisine Magazine’s 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.

Oct 21

First Memphis Food Truck a Hit – MEMPHIS, TN - A few months after the city changed the law to allow food trucks, Memphis sees its first regular truck around town.

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Wilmington food truck regulations causing heartburn – WILMINGTON, NC - A lack of clarity about the city of Wilmington’s rules regarding food trucks continues to plague one local business.

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Calgary’s food trucks won’t be hibernating this winter, plus rumours of cheesy new trucks – CALGARY, CANADA - Calgary’s fleet of food-foisting vehicles is preparing to take on the challenge of wintertime, says James Boettcher, who runs the Fiasco Gelato truck and heads up yycfoodtrucks.com.

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Oct 22

Food trucks a booming business in Tampa – TAMPA, FL - Whether you’ve got a taste for frozen bananas or some gator tail, Tampa and it’s growing fleet of food trucks has a little bit of everything.

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El Guapo Mexican Grill: Pioneers of Detroit’s food truck industry continue to expand – DETROIT, MI - Two Metro Detroit natives are becoming pioneers of an emerging Motor City food industry.

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Oct 23

Local gourmet food trucks work to come to campus – DALLAS, TX - With the encouragement from customers at their staple spots in Downtown, Uptown, the Dallas Arts District and surrounding suburbs, mobile food vendors are now reaching out to the SMU campus.

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