Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Seoul Taco, which just opened a storefront in the Delmar Loop, Cha Cha Chow and Guerrilla Street Food were all honored.
The Daily Meal just released its 101 best food trucks in America 2012 list. Three St. Louis area mainstays have made the cut. Seoul Taco, Cha Cha Chow and Guerrilla Street Food were on the list. Here's where they landed on the list: The number one truck in America, according to the list, is Kogi BBQ in Los Angeles. In October, the Huffington Post reported that food truck dining is not just the latest fad but is a trend that will be sticking around. Seoul Taco recently opened a brick and mortar store in the Delmar Loop. Guerrilla Street Food was just featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. To see video of the show, click here. Maplewood recently OK'd a 6-month trial period for food trucks. Speedway Eater was the first to …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Mobile food-vending equipment will only be allowed after vendors obtain the necessary permits.
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Food trucks will be allowed in Clayton under limited circumstances following the passage of a new law Tuesday night by the city's Board of Aldermen. Under Bill No. 6348, mobile food-vending equipment will only be allowed at private parties where the event host—not customers who step up to the counter—pays for any purchases, a memo from City Manager Craig Owens states. People who want a food truck at such an event must get permits from the city's public works or parks department, depending on the proposed location of the food truck, and ensure equipment complies with health and safety codes. Times at which food trucks will be allowed are "private events, block parties, neighborhood gatherings and similar occasions," the bill states. It …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Regulators have discussed bans on them for "cannibalizing" local businesses. But is that anti-competitive?
It's happened most recently in Maplewood, where city leaders have discussed possible restrictions on where food trucks can operate — or even if they can operate in the city at all. Council members have said the trucks could cannibalize the existing brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The city hasn't yet made a decision on the issue. Eureka bans the practice, which also came to light again several months ago when a Chesterfield cupcake maker tried to operate in the area and generated Facebook buzz when it didn't happen. The Show-Me Institute has campaigned in its writings against the bans on food trucks, which it says are anti-competitive. In a recent post on the Maplewood situation, the authors said a move to ban food trucks would "…