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 Honolulu, Dallas, Miami, Jersey City and San Diego.

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Dec 16

New restaurant: Opal Thai ditches the truck – Honolulu, HI – You can take the guy out of the truck, but you can’t take the truck out of the guy, I say to Opel Sirichandhra when he comes out of the kitchen to take our orders. About a month ago, he sold his popular food truck, Opal Thai Food, and moved into a space in Haleiwa Town Center, under the same name (and yes, his name is spelled Opel, but his business is Opal Thai).

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Food court beware: Food trucks a hit at Dallas outdoor mall – Dallas, TX – Looks like that institution of suburban, culinary mediocrity — the food court – might have a fight on its hands, as one Dallas shopping area draws new customers with the help of gourmet food trucks.

In fact, it looks like a hipster holiday at the Shops at Park Lane as well-dressed, young professionals crowd in for lunch.

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Dec 17

Mac’n Soul Food Wins Spot on Trucks on the Beach – Miami, FL – Last month, we gave four trucks the opportunity to compete to the sixteenth and final truck to be invited to park on the sands of Miami Beach for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Trucks on the Beach event hosted by Andrew Zimmern on February 26.

Mac’n Soul Food, Miso Hungry, Sugar Rush, and the MexZican Gourment all hoped you the reader would help them win the popular vote for the chance to feed Zimmern and slew of other TV personalities, chefs, and, of course, the regular crowd. However, only one could make it and Miami’s 100 percent vegan food truck Mac’n Soul Food won the big prize.

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Food carts face new regulations that cause indigestion for vendors – Jersey City, NJ – Brothers Bill and Gus Papathanasis have operated two food trucks outside New Jersey City University for decades.

The duo can be spotted every weekday on Kennedy Boulevard and Audubon Avenue from dawn until dusk, serving bacon and egg sandwiches, grilled chicken wraps and other goodies to the starving masses at NJCU.

But the brothers are inadvertently in the crosshairs of city officials hoping to revise an ordinance regulating food trucks and other mobile food vendors.

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Dec 18

Trendy food trucks drive away hunger for San Diego seniors in need – San Diego, CA – Nonprofit organizations know the holidays are a time when people select their favorite charities to support. Every worthy cause ends up fighting for attention to benefit from this spirit of generosity. How does a nonprofit set itself apart from the rest?

In San Diego, one organization forged a natural partnership spotlighting one of the hottest food trends around – gourmet food trucks – for a fun, newsmaking event that raised both money and awareness.

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