OTW LogoIn 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 Chicago, Arlington, Columbus, Scranton, San Diego and Washington DC.

April 26

More Details on the Commissary The Garage; Trucks Coming to the Park District – CHICAGO, IL – As the city continues to become more food truck-friendly, Dan Salls‘ (Salsa Truck) food truck commissary and eatery The Garage is almost ready to open up. Salls says he’s “stuck in the health department” but he’s hoping to open up by the second week of May. When it does open, it will feature an expanded and morphing menu, a record store and food stuffs for sale, a handful of trucks, and Wifi to give it “that classic cafe feel.”

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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest dishes out delicacies at Rangers Ballpark – ARLINGTON, TX – At the Texas Food Truckin’ Fest at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, two things are pretty certain.

Knowing what you’re hungry for isn’t necessary. An extra belt notch or two is.

Shawn and Lynn Tutt of Arlington were among the first diners at the inaugural event, which began late Friday afternoon on the west side of the ballpark and runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

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April 27

Older Food Trucks Update With New Outlooks for 2013 – COLUMBUS, OH –  As the food truck culture continues to explode on the Columbus food scene, changes must be made. Evolution is the grandfather of longevity, and to that end, several trucks are getting a makeover this Spring – gussying up, scaling down, and adding stripes – all to cater to the growing numbers who get their daily grub from a mobile restaurant.

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Food-truck talks on tap in Scranton – SCRANTON, PA – Scranton Tomorrow, a nonprofit community and economic development organization, will hold talks with food trucks and restaurants about the city’s plan to regulate the mobile kitchens, said Scranton Tomorrow Executive Director Leslie Collins.

The city is planning to repeal and replace a 2009 ordinance and amend the city code on peddling/soliciting to address food trucks, council members have said.

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April 28

Jeffries working to repeal food truck ban – SAN DIEGO, CA – County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, working to make good on a campaign promise to promote small businesses, intends to roll out by June a measure to repeal the ban and establish ground rules for the safe operation of food trucks. Formal adoption likely would come later in the year.

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How D.C.’s food entrepreneurs are cutting costs – WASHINGTON DC – Washington’s expanding food culture has inspired a new generation of entrepreneurs to try their hand at the food business, often peddling treats they make themselves through food trucks, farmers markets, coffee shops and restaurants.

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