Atlanta: Food Trucks Celebrate Councilman’s Efforts

Dist. 2 Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall holds "The Kwanza Bowl," a dish Wow Food Truck created Thursday in honor of the councilman's efforts to simplify food truck vending in the city of Atlanta. City Council this week approved legislation that Hall drafted to ease restrictions on food trucks. Credit Amy Wenk
Dist. 2 Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall holds "The Kwanza Bowl," a dish Wow Food Truck created Thursday in honor of the councilman's efforts to simplify food truck vending in the city of Atlanta. City Council this week approved legislation that Hall drafted to ease restrictions on food trucks. Credit Amy Wenk

Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall sure was popular in Midtown on Thursday.

At the weekly Street Food Thursdays event (which operated Sept. 8 from a new location at Peachtree and 12th streets), food truck vendors thanked the councilman with hugs and handshakes, exclaiming their graditude in person and on menu boards.

We Owe It to Kwanza Many food trucks gave thanks to Councilman Kwanza Hall on their menu boards. Street food favorite Yumbii today debuted its second truck at Street Food Thursdays, which was held at a new location in Midtown at Peachtree and 12th streets. Credit Amy Wenk

This week, City Council approved legislation that simplifies food truck vending on private property. Hall wrote the ordinance to aid the street food movement that continues to gain strength intown.

One vendor, Wow Food Truck, even created “The Kwanza Bowl” in honor of the councilman’s work.

“I got my own bowl,” Hall said with a smile Thursday. “I feel special. I’ve never had my own dish.”

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