ROCHESTER, MN – Downtown Rochester is better defined by the sprawling Mayo Clinic than its dining options. But a flareup over a pizzeria’s food truck is igniting the city’s foodie scene.
Tom Boxrud and Jason Brehmer thought they had found a way around the city’s ban on food trucks on downtown streets and a way to expand BB’s Pizzaria, their 8-year-old business. They bought a food truck and struck a deal to use a church’s driveway in exchange for giving the church a portion of sales. But after a week, they were kicked out for violating a city ordinance prohibiting food trucks on downtown streets.
“One of our competitors who’s in the Galleria — not even that close to where we were at — complained,” Boxrud said. “That brought the city back out. They deemed