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SOMERVILLE, MA - Food Truck Festivals of New England has announced the list of participating trucks in the first-ever Somerville Food Truck Festival, coming to Assembly Row on Saturday, June 7th. Launching the 2014 Food Truck Festivals of New England season, the Somerville Food Truck Festival will also launch the second season of ASSEMBLED: The Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row and will include New England Etsy artisans and food trucks, plus a beer tent, specialty food vendors, live music, sampling tents, and children’s activities.

The festival will run from 11 AM – 4 PM with over 20 of New England’s most popular food trucks. New food trucks participating include: Cameo Macaron, Evan’s NY Style Deli, Uyghur Kitchen and Makin’ Jamaican. Plus longtime favorites such as: the Bacon Truck, M&M BBQ Ribs, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, and so much more.

Participating trucks in the Somerville Food Truck Festival include:

  • The Bacon Truck
  • M&M BBQ Ribs
  • Bon Me
  • Makin’ Jamaican
  • Cameo Macaron
  • Munchies Food Truck
  • Chicken & Rice Guys
  • Pasta Pot
  • Compliments Food Truck
  • Pennypackers
  • The Dining Car
  • Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
  • Evan’s NY Style Deli
  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
  • Frozen Hoagies
  • Sweet Tomatoes
  • Fugu
  • Trolley Dogs
  • Gabi’s Smoke Shack
  • Uyghur Kitchen
  • The Latin Spoon
  • Whoo(pie) Wagon 

The Somerville Food Truck Festival is being produced in partnership with the City of Somerville and the city’s newest neighborhood, Assembly Row, which also hosted ASSEMBLED last summer as well as Riverfest and Holiday Arts & Eats. Assembly Row will be offering festival-goers incentives, discounts, and perks, plus a complimentary coupon booklet with savings at their retailers that extend through 2014.

Somerville is the first of six food truck festivals being produced by FTFNE in 2014, with the Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion next on June 14th, and the Worcester Food Truck Festival on June 21st. In addition, FTFNE is also producing a variety of monthly and weekly food truck and arts events, all of which can be found in the coming weeks at www.foodtruckfestivalsofne.com.

Also new for 2014, all FTFNE festivals will be gated with an admission fee of just $5 with children 12 and under free.

Assembly Row is located at exit 29 on I-93 North and exit 28 on I-93 South, via Route 28 North.

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SOMERVILLE, MA - The Somerville Board of Aldermen on Oct. 25 passed an ordinance to regulate the operations of food trucks in the city.

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The debate to write an ordinance began approximately eight months ago and brought to the Board’s attention that the city had no rules in place for food trucks, according to Ward 7 Alderman Bob Trane.

Potential food trucks in Somerville must now comply with requirements outlined by the Board and submit an application for a license, according to Alderman at Large Bill White. Food trucks must also undergo a public hearing with the Board, which will look at a number of factors before issuing approval, including the location that the food truck applies to be stationed at, health and safety standards and business hours.

Each food truck will be reviewed on a case?by?case basis, Trane said.

Until the passage of the ordinance, food trucks were allowed to operate at any time or location, Trane said. The Board now has more of a say in where food trucks may go and their hours of operation, according to Ward 4 Alderman TonyLafuente.

For example, food trucks now are not allowed to operate outside the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. unless the owners receive a special permit. In addition, food trucks must remain in one location and are prohibited from moving around, Trane said.

“They can’t keep bouncing all over the place or go willy?nilly in a different spot,” he told the Daily.

Food trucks must also conform to health and safety requirements before receiving a license, White said.

Lafuente added that the Board of Aldermen seeks to avoid complaints about generator noises and food smells.

“We’re going to control as much as we can,” he said.

Click the link to find the entire about Somerville Ordinance Regulating Food Trucks article by Hunter Ryan at the Tufts Daily.

 

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