In four years, that hotdog cart became very popular in Oldtown, which McGinnis later upgraded to a small food truck which evolved again into a restaurant in a bus, or rather a bustraunt called Auggie's Drive-In Diner.
The West End Food Park is now in full swing at 2419 W. Fairview Ave. The formerly vacant parking lot now boasts a barn-like shaded dining area with picnic tables, lights and a couple of porta-potties. Though a bit off the beaten path, the spot has attracted a number of food trucks looking to break into Boise's street eats scene.
Current rules don’t specify how the vendors should dispose of grease, and the city has had to repair clogged pipes and drains where a food truck dumped grease.
Food truck pods are already commonplace in cities like Austin, Texas, and Portland, Ore. In addition to offering a centralized street eats space for consumers, pods also provide basic infrastructure like picnic tables, lighting, bathrooms and sometimes even stages for live entertainment.
Balancing fairness for brick-and-mortar businesses, health concerns and support for entrepreneurial spirit muddy the waters. And Monday night’s lengthy debate is evidence of the bog that the City Council is now wading.f
Most people don't eat hamburgers at 6 am, but that's right about when the GMI crew starts getting hungry for lunch
Two months ago, we wrote about how the national food cart trend has largely bypassed Idaho.
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