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milwaukee food-truck-fire

MILWAUKEE, WI - Milwaukee Fire officials were on the scene of a fire involving a food truck that occurred near S. 16th Street and Washington Street in Milwaukee.

A deputy fire chief with MFD tells FOX6 News a battalion chief was on the scene of a fatal crash near Cesar Chavez Drive and Mineral Street was leaving the scene when he noticed smoke.

The chief followed the smoke — and discovered the food truck on fire.

The food truck that caught fire apparently contained propane tanks — but firefighters were able to knock down and put out the fire before it reached those tanks.

No injured were reported as a result of this fire.

A damage estimate is not yet available.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Find the original article at fox6now.com <here>

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link up foodie milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI - A brand new food truck concept hopes to offer opportunities for entrepreneurial food lovers to test out their unique food ideas.

Link Up Foodie was founded by Michelle Burt, a woman whose background is more corporate than culinary, but whose passion for delicious food began as a young girl when she spent time baking in the kitchen with her mother.

“I married young and had three children,” Burt says. “Two of them grew up with juvenile diabetes. So, eating on time, eating often, and providing meals that were hearty – it was not only a challenge, but a mission. As a result, diet became very important. So, I honed my culinary skills at home. I still cook at least six or seven times a week.”

Burt received her degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University and launched her corporate career in IT. After many years functioning as liaison between technology and end-users, she transitioned into IT consulting before starting her own business doing background checks for Fortune 500 companies.

“I merged that business in May 2013 and decided to pursue my passion in food,” Burt says. “So much of what we have to do in business is removed from the passion. So, I want to take the skills that I’ve learned, my business acumen, and help others to realize their dreams.”

In a nutshell, Burt says, Link Up Foodie about making connections between the community, foodies and farmers.

“We want to leverage our passion into a successful business,” she says. “Foodies have such a passion with what they do, and a lot of the time when they want to market their products, they have a lack of resources – or a lack of knowledge around the marketing. So, we want to provide a platform for that.”

Find the entire article at onmilwaukee.com <here>

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madison food cartsMADISON, WI - The city of Madison’s Common Council members passed an ordinance to expand late-night food cart vending locations and referred the alcohol license density ordinance to the Plan Commission at their last meeting Tuesday.

Council members unanimously approved a late-night food cart vending ordinance March 18 to expand vending locations. The previous ordinance confined the food carts to a small downtown area against vendors’ preferences as expressed in previous meetings.

The current ordinance to be enacted March 27 reserves 10 late-night vending sites throughout the downtown area. Some of the new locations include the 300 and 500 blocks of North Frances Street, the 400 block of West Gilman and the corner of University Avenue and Lake Street among others.

Late night food vendors are required to submit applications for zone assignments before the April 1 deadline. The city will distribute zones based on seniority.

“I think that it will probably improve the business for the late nights vendors,” Steve Lawrence, owner of Fried and Fabulous, said. “I think that students are going to be thrilled because they’ll see their favorite vendors are going to be staying for longer, whereas previously, a lot of vendors were talking about leaving.”

Find the entire article at madison.com <here>

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janesville food truckJANESVILLE, WI - The city of Janesville is seeking public input on the idea of street-side tacos, parking-lot gumbo, and whether they’re a good fit for the city.

The city is holding a public information and input session Tuesday to learn how residents feel about the city updating its rules on mobile food vendors—an issue that arose late last year after a Janesville man began selling Cajun food out of a modified ecreational vehicle from a private parking lot.

The city has restrictions in its ordinances and zoning rules that make it hard for mobile food vendors to operate. The city is seeking direction from the public on whether—and how—the city could update its rules.

“The point, really, is to start a dialogue on the concept of food trucks and how we’d want to handle them in the community,” Building Development and Services Manager Gale Price said.

Late last year, Janesville resident Chad Measner set up in a private parking lot on the city’s west side, and began to sell Cajun food out of an RV he had converted and gotten licensed by the state and the county.

He then learned the city has an ordinance that doesn’t specifically allow mobile vendors on public property or rights of way. Also, a set of city zoning rules prohibit vendors other than “seasonal” merchants from operating out of vehicles in business districts.

Find the entire article at gazettextra.com <here>

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