Mobile food vans also weren’t subjected to the same regulatory framework as “bricks and mortar” businesses, and this needed to change.
Latin Burger opening a brick and mortar space right on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, in the former BGR: The Burger Joint space. The decor will feature re-purposed barn wood and custom artwork, along with the original food truck's pink flames. The restaurant is scheduled to open sometime in December, 2013.
Chirba Chirba Dumpling, whose cheery yellow food truck has become something of a rolling landmark in Durham, is parking it for one night and teaming up with Aviator Brewing Company to open a pop-up restaurant in the Belt Line Station event center.
The Chubby Chickpea calls their cuisine, “Sephardic Street Fare,” but the term is more poetic than precise. This is classic Israeli road food: hummus, falafel, babaganoush, and grilled meats wrapped in laffa. My dining companions agree that the chicken is juicy and well-prepared. Our side of falafel is tasty, and the hummus substantial. It’s less a spread than a dish of its own.
I love that the people’s choice award went to a food truck from one of this country’s great chefs
In Kalamazoo, city officials organized weekly “Lunchtime Live” events at Bronson Park over the summer. What was meant to promote the area’s noon hour inadvertently became an ideal venue for food trucks, said Rob Bauckham, the city’s assistant planner.
Rosie’s Italian Grille has introduced a food truck, The Rolling Chef, to make stops around Toledo for lunch.
Later this month, that dream will become a reality when the Heights couple opens their restaurant location at 903 Studewood, at the former site of Big Mamou.
The food truck phenomenon has allowed creative cuisine to flourish in cities across the U.S. without some of the costs associated with running a restaurant. They’re most often found in big cities, but Northwest Indiana features some notable entries, particularly in Porter County