The beef in the smoked cheddar cheeseburger comes from MSU’s herds, either on campus or in the Upper Peninsula. The smoked cheddar and sharp cheddar (the official name leaves out the latter) come at least partly from MSU dairy cows and entirely from the MSU Dairy Store. The greens come from the university’s Student Organic Farm.
Earlier this month, bad weather rained out The Star’s Food Truck Friday, a gathering of Kansas City food trucks in the newspaper’s parking lot at 18th and McGee.
The June 7 Food Truck Rally will be part of the West Dearborn Block Party. The block party, a celebration of local business and live music, will take place June 7 and 8.
Despite some opposition by downtown restaurant owners, commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday, May 6 agreed to allow food trucks to operate on city property in select areas following a year of study and debate over the issue.
The ordinance's passage paves the way for Gary and Allison Jonas, who are preparing for an anticipated May 18 opening of their new full-service bar The Little Fleet, housed in the former Jack's Market building on East Front Street. The business, which will operate seven days a week from 11 a.m.-midnight, will host five permanent food trucks in its lot, with possible room for one or two more.
The ordinance would allow up to two mobile food vendors to operate on city property from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. in four different city parking lots. The proposed areas would be downtown and on State Street between Pine and Union.
Due to its smaller size, which makes it difficult to cram-in too much cooking equipment, Lee said the new truck may sell cold items like deli sandwiches.
The truck will be in action through the rest of the semester and into the summer, with current plans of running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
It's a less expensive way for people to enjoy eating out. It's helping the economy by virtue of the fact that it's an inexpensive way for people to create a business.