Because Austin pairs an extremely creative food palette with a fair share of techies, the food truck–trailer scene has boomed in the city thanks to services like Twitter and Foursquare.
Austin's trailers shuttered their windows when the temperatures headed south in past weeks, but, with Spring around the corner, it's time to hit the ATM and dig in on the best food served on four wheels.
Ramsey says the teeth he sought have come back to bite him — since November, nine of his 53 vehicles either have not passed or would be unable to pass a city Fire Department inspection mandated by the new mobile food vending requirements.
253 permit holders have actually opened new mobile food establishments.
The deep freeze will make life tough for homeless people and their pets, and Austin's food truck entrepreneurs have also been suffering from winter weather.
The food cart phenomenon is catching on quicker than organic kombucha at an iPad convention. Yeah. Getting food from a cart is not a new premise. However, in recent years these culinary troubadours have really, um, kicked it up a notch.