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A Taste of Argentina (image from Chattanooga Street Food)

CHATTANOOGA, TN - City Council members sped through their agenda Tuesday, completing all formal business in 19 minutes.

Among items approved by the council was an ordinance to extend a policy pertaining to food trucks, defining them as units that “must be mobile and on wheels at all times during operation.” That includes trailers used for cooking, which must remain attached to towing vehicles at all times.

The ordinance, which was discussed at length by members of the downtown development community and food vendors over the past two weeks, also states that vehicles operating under a special event permit or a waterfront concession agreement are exempt from parts of the ordinance. Events include happenings such as the Chattanooga Market, Nightfall and weekly lunch events featuring food trucks.

Find the entire article by James Harrison at Nooga.com <here>

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A Taste of Argentina (image from Chattanooga Street Food)

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Chattanooga City Council members spent the bulk of their Tuesday agenda session and meeting discussing whether food vendors operating out of trailers should be allowed to remove the truck that pulled the trailer to the place where it is selling its fare.

The council voted 9-0 to approve the first reading of an ordinance related to the City Code’s guidelines for food trucks, which was set to sunset on March 20. The ordinance defines a “mobile food unit” as any motorized vehicle or trailer attached to a motorized vehicle.

The key word in the discussion regarding the ordinance was “attached.” As written, the new ordinance states that trailers should remain “attached to its towing vehicle at all times.”

City Public Works Administrator Steve Leach said during the council’s agenda session that his department had become “a little apprehensive” about trailers operating as mobile food units. Leach said he wanted to prevent trailers from “nesting” in areas overnight.

“When you start dropping these trailers, they become very permanent,” Leach said.

Leach repeatedly emphasized that food trucks in Chattanooga had been successful and that his department had no desire to “kill” any development in the market. Leach said the stipulations in the ordinance were “very specific.”

The City Council and Department of Public Works administrators will likely be in discussion with local food vendors this week to determine the best way to move forward before holding a vote on the final reading of the ordinance next week.

Find the entire article by James Harrison at nooga.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:

Akron, OH

The Orange Truk

Twitter: @TheOrangeTruk

The Orange Truk, Akron’s newest gourmet food truck.

theorangetruk.com

Austin, TX

PTFAWG

Twitter: @PTFAWG

Thai Inspired Food Truck! 3 Culinary Grads with a passion for food and making people full and happy! Opening 1/13 at Moontower Saloon, Austin, TX!

Chattanooga, TN

Rusty’s Nutz

Twitter: @RustysNutz

I love Boiled Peanuts. You can only find boiled peanuts at a roadside stand. I am bringing the roadside stand to you and that joy of sharing boiled peanuts.

facebook.com/RustysNutz

Houston, TX

Muiishi Makirritos

Twitter: @MuiishiTruck

mobile sushi truck serving japanese food with a twist!! MUI BUENO!!

Los Angeles, CA

Sno Panda

Twitter: @snopandainc

At Sno Panda, we strive to make the best gourmet shaved snow desserts for our guests. We also serve refreshing, healthy green/black tea flavored boba drinks.

snopanda.com

New Orleans, LA

Frencheeze

Twitter: @frencheezetruck

Lover of, Cheese, butter, and bread.

http://frencheezefoodtruck.com/

Sydney, Australia

Street Sliders Truck

Twitter: @SlidersSyd

Servin’ up fresh Sliders for the people of Sydney! #enjoythelittlethings#miniflavourbombs

http://www.streetsliders.com.au

Washington DC

Crêpes Parfait

Twitter: @CrepesParfait

#Washington #DC mobile #crêperie – cooking the BEST traditional#crêpes, #organic and #glutenfree! Sweet, Savory, Authentique!

http://CrepesParfait.com

Yumpling

Twitter: @yumplingdc

DC’s first and finest dumplings coming fresh out of our tricked out truck!

 

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.

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This week’s new entries are:

Chattanooga, TN

Local Slice

Twitter: @LocalSlice

Local Slice is a food truck that serves wood-fired pizza.

http://facebook.com/localslice

Chicago, IL

Kozy Korner Katering

Twitter: @krave01

hi im mz.kay! the owner of my own catering business. i specialize in turkey hoagys, which my secret recipe can be used on sandwiches and salads.

Cincinnati, OH

Urban Grill Food Truck

Twitter: @UrbanGrillCincy

Rolling out terrific American street food to Cincinnati and the surrounding area from our food truck. Randy and Betsy, proprietors. It’s a family business!

Betsy5alive.blogspot.com

Durhan, NC

Dang Good Dogs

Twitter: @DangGoodDogs

We’re a husband and wife team who rock, so show us some love! We serve AMAZING hot dogs steamed, boiled or grilled on our state of the art cart. Carpe Hot Dog!

http://www.danggooddogs.com

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tikiz

Twitter: @Tikiz2u

We are bringin’ back the ice cream truck! You won’t find busted up vans & shady characters with us! Clean, prompt, and friendly service!

http://tikiz2u.com

Longwood, FL

Bollywood BBQ

Twitter: @bollywoodbbq

http://www.bollywoodbbq.com

Los Angeles, CA

Bucato Restaurant

Twitter: @BucatoLA

bucatorestaurant.com

Miami, FL

Ideal Fusion Cuisine

Twitter: @idealfusion

IFC Food Truck bringing #gourmet creations to any location in #Miami#Broward and #Palm Beach Counties. IFC presents an exquisite menu from around the world.

http://idealfusioncuisine.com

Sweet Sensations Truck

Twitter: @sweet80struck

http://www.grillmastercafe.com

Northeast, OH

Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe

Twitter: @StonePelican

Northeast Ohio’s New Food Truck

http://stonepelicanrollingcafe.com

Orlando, FL

Flattery Flatbread

Twitter: @theflattery

We make gourmet flatbreads & bring ‘em to you in a fancy truck. We’re cookin’ up a website for ya. For now, follow us & like us on http://Facebook.com/TheFlattery 

http://www.theflattery.com

San Diego, CA

God Save the Cuisine

Twitter: @GSTCuisine

British influenced gourmet food truck in San Diego!

http://godsavethecuisine.com

Santa Barbara, CA

Chef Kamal

Twitter: @chefkamalsb

International gourmet food truck International gourmet cuisine by chef Kamal. Come and try different flavors, fresh food and passion of a real chef.

chefkamalsb.com

Simcoe, Onterio

Little Cheesecake Co

Twitter: @CheesecakeVan

Home of the original Little Cheesecake. Stop by our FOOD TRUCK coming December 1st, visit one of our restaurant partners, or order online.

http://www.littlecheesecakecompany.com

Washington DC

SUSHIPAO

Twitter: @SUSHIPAO

FUSION SUSHI CUISINE

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 Minneapolis, Dallas, Appleton, Chattanooga, Chicago and Tulsa.

July 6

Downtown Restaurants Say Food Trucks Are Stealing Their Business – MINNEAPOLIS, MN— The fight for your lunch dollar is heating up in downtown Minneapolis. Some businesses claim that food trucks are hurting their bottom line, and they say the city is giving street food vendors an unfair advantage over brick and mortar stores.

“The trucks park in front of our doors and hijack our customers,” said Doug Sams, founder of D. Brian’s Deli & Catering. Sams says food trucks have hurt his sales by about five percent.

Find the entire article <here>

Dallas Area Food Trucks Targeted In Recent Robberies – DALLAS, TX – Targeted in two recent robberies, food trucks in the Dallas area say they’re taking precautions.

Social media sites for several businesses are buzzing with the news.

“Food truckers be on alert,” reads a recent tweet from Jack’s Chowhound. “They are armed and aggressive.”

The first robbery, on June 27, happened at a gas station where dozens of food trucks refuel on their way to the local commissary.?According to a Dallas police report, the driver, Olga Rodriguez, was pumping gas, when a car pulled up with three men inside.

Find the entire article <here>

July 7

Appleton continues to firm up rules for food carts, trucks, APPLETON, WI - Appleton will vote next week on firmer rules for mobile food trucks and carts in its central business district downtown.

The Municipal Services Committee voted 4-1 at its last meeting to cap the number of permits for both small carts parked on sidewalks and larger food trucks. The rules will head to the full council July 18.

“This spelled out that we can have eight permits east of Appleton Street and eight west of Appleton Street and will allow four licensed food trucks downtown,” said Ald. Joe Martin, who drafted the resolution for the changes.

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Local food trucks head to Knoxville – Chattanooga, TN - The Food Network and the Cooking Channel may help millions of Americans prepare their food, but for the next three months some of the food that feeds many of the network’s 900 employees in Knoxville will come from Chattanooga food trucks.

The headquarters of Scripps Networks Interactive is rebuilding its Food Network kitchen by October. In the meantime, Scripps is using a half dozen food trucks, including at least four from Chattanooga, to feed its employees.

Find the entire article <here>

July 8

Food truck ordinance savory to some, sour to others – CHICAGO, IL - As Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s food truck ordinance heads toward a council vote this month, both sides — broadly represented by brick-and-mortar restaurateurs on one side and food truck entrepreneurs on the other — will make sure aldermen hear their views.

The current proposed ordinance would allow cooking on trucks; 24-hour operation but two hours maximum at any truck stand; and special parking areas in busy neighborhoods. But it would also impose a 200-foot buffer zone between trucks and restaurants in most cases, GPS tracking of each truck and fines of up to $2,000 for violations.

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Food truck court soon coming to Pearl District – TULSA, OK - Mitch Neely and Phillip Phillips both have individual plans to open up their own food trucks. But they’re working together to open up the first and only food truck court in Tulsa.

“They’re popular in other cities like Austin and Portland and I said why not Tulsa,” Neely said. “A lot of people like food in Tulsa.”

A vacant lot on 6th Street and South Quincy Avenue will soon be a one-stop shop for foodies. They hope to have four trucks parked there daily all offering different menus.

Find the entire article <here>

 

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CHATTANOOGA, TN - Whit Altizer and his wife, Lindsay, owners of the city’s new Korean taco food truck Taco Sherpa, thought their new business was dead before it even started, Whit said Monday.

The couple’s truck was stolen over the weekend.

Although they found the truck relatively quickly, it gave them a scare and a slight setback.

“The ignition was messed up because they hot-wired it, and some of our lights over our serving window were broken,” Altizer said. “It looked like someone played an early April Fool’s joke and/or someone just wanted to see if they could get away with it.”

When Whit went to pick up the truck from Printree, where designers created a graphic “wrap” for the truck, it was gone.

Whit said he called Red Bank police and waited. He and other local food truck owners also got the word out via Facebook, letting people know that there are only a handful of food trucks in Chattanooga, and one was missing.

The Altizers stumbled upon their missing truck while on the way to a birthday party on Signal Mountain at 11 a.m. the same morning.

It had been parallel parked near the Cherokee Hotel near East Frontage Road, Whit said.

Other local food truck owners Nathan Flynt and Christian Siler helped get the word out via social media, Whit said.

“Nate and Christian really did get the word out,” he said. “Nate especially got on the phone with other businesses to post on their page. I can’t believe how quickly word got out. Our friends around the world even reposted our dilemma.”

Some people posted via social media that they saw it on East Frontage Road, and had the Altizers not seen it, Whit said social media would have been a great help and likely would have led them to the lost truck.

Flynt said the reasons he wanted to help are three-fold. Whit and Lindsay are kind people, and he is really excited to try their tacos, so if the truck is gone, so is his lunch, Flynt said.

Find the entire article at Nooga.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 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.

Dago Joes

This week’s new entries are:

Boston, MA

Mei Mei Street Kitchen

Twitter: @meimeifoodtruck

We are a sibling-run food truck serving up creative, locally sourced, Chinese-American, farm-fresh fare. Dumplings and deliciousness, YUM. Coming April 2012!

http://www.meimeistreetkitchen.com

Chattanooga,TN

A Taste of Argentina

Twitter: @TasteofArg_TN

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Taco Sherpa

Twitter: @TacoSherpa

See Rock City, then eat a Korean BBQ Taco.

Chicago,IL

The Roost

@TheRoostTruck

Officially introducing Chicago to the South.

http://www.theroostfoodtruck.com

Detroit,MI

Dago Joe’s

Twitter: @dagojoes

Best Gourmet Italian Mobile Food Truck on Streets of Detroit. Local Michigan based, our cuisine is great street eats, all natural, and flavorful. Catering

http://dagojoes.com

New York City,NY

Shortys NYC

Twitter: @shortysnyc

NYC’s Only Authentic Cheesesteak

http://www.shortysnyc.com

Philadelphia,PA

Max & Davids Food Truck

Twitter: @MDFoodTruck

Max and David’s, where divine meets delectable on wheels. Featuring gourmet kosher fare. Find us in Center City and available to rent SOON. 215-935-0990.

http://maxanddavidsfoodtruck.tumblr.com/

Raleigh,NC

American Meltdown

Twitter: @AmericanMLTDWN

We will sling delicious melt sandwiches to the Triangle, North Carolina crowd. Official launch date is March 11th.

http://americanmeltdown.org

Washington DC

José Andrés’ Pepe Food Truck

Twitter: @pepefoodtruck

http://pepefoodtruck.com

Kababji Food Truck

Twitter: @KababjiTruck

Mobile home to the best kababs, hummus & Middle Eastern treats in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC · http://kababji.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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