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 Washington DC, Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Paul, Sydney and Boulder.

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Jan 20

D.C. to propose zones for food trucks – Washington DC – Searching for a compromise in the bitter divide between brick-and-mortar restaurants and food trucks, the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on Friday will propose creating “vending development zones” that would allow neighborhoods to decide how many mobile and sidewalk vendors to allow in their area.

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Naan Stop Food Truck to Open Restaurant… in Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – The latest Los Angeles food truck to open a brick-and-mortar location is Naan Stop (@naanstop), but they’re doing it in Atlanta. Why? Because Georgia needs samosas and masala fries. In fact, it’s sort of a return to their roots for Neal and Samir Idnani, who own and run the truck.

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Hotdog food truck combines unique toppings, creates loyal following – Phoenix, AZ – Mango chutney, pinto beans and cilantro are a far cry from the traditional ketchup, mustard and relish that top most hotdogs. But Short Leash isn’t your traditional hotdog cart.

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Jan 21

St. Paul Winter Carnival adds food trucks, loses snow sculptures – St. Paul, MN – The Coolest Celebration on Earth returns for its 126th year, turning downtown St. Paul into the play place of the Winter Carnival royal family and resident revelers.

What’s new in 2012? Just a couple of things, including more food and booze in Rice Park and some cold-weather yoga. But the big changes are in schedules and locations for a few key events, like the royal coronation and the route of the Grande Day Parade.

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Jan 22

Sydney’s first food trucks announced – Sydney, Australia – The City of Sydney has announced the 10 mobile eateries that will take part in this year’s food truck pilot program, having received more than 30 applications from hopeful operators.

The group was chosen by a panel of food experts and after a selection process that included checking that the proposed food truck complied with health and waste management codes and a cook-off challenge where contenders had an hour to cook meals from their truck menu, which were then judged on the taste, their overall concept and their complete offering.

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5 QUESTIONS with Verde Food Truck co-founder T.J. Ingraham – Boulder, CO – High school buddies T.J. Ingraham and Michael “Seth” Sethney came to Boulder, but had a hard time tracking down the Sonoran-style burritos and tacos they loved back home in Arizona.

To both get their fix and share it with others, they launched Verde Food Truck late last year in Boulder.

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