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June 17, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Nearly a year after the City Council allowed food trucks to cook onboard, only a total of 13 have the required license to do so. The mayor's office over the weekend announced the addition of seven new licensed operators for a total of 13 that can cook onboard and serve the masses. Last July, the city passed an ordinance allowing food trucks to cook on board and operate longer. The ordinance required GPS devices for the trucks and set stiff penalties up to $2,000. The seven new ones listed in the release are: Beaver's Donuts and Coffee, Giordano's, Cheesie's, Patty Wagon, Gelato D'Oro, The Eastman Egg Company and Carbon Kitchen.
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NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
This year's Taste of Chicago will have a new addition: food trucks. Mayor Emanuel's office on Friday announced the inclusion of food trucks at the Taste, to be held July 10-14 in Grant Park. “This will be a great way for many Chicagoans to get a sense of the excitement of this industry and sample some great food,” Emanuel said in a news release. Food trucks will operate beginning one hour before each night concert at the Petrillo Music Shell and serve concertgoers for the duration of the concert, according to the release.
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Chicago may have just awarded its first on-board cooking license to The Salsa Truck last week, but the city still has a ways to go before it sees a vibrant truck scene like the ones that can be found in cities like New York or L.A. Luckily, the University of Chicago has its own thriving mini-food truck scene, thanks to a stretch of road near the school on Ellis Avenue and University Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets--and the power of Twitter....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2014 | By Tony Peregrin, For RedEye
Despite a relentless winter and brisk competition for choice parking spots, Chicago's food truck scene continues to chug along. Just in time for summer, City Council just approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to add five more designated food truck parking stands to downtown: 200 S. LaSalle St., 151 N. Franklin St., 185 N. Upper Columbus Drive, 105 E. Monroe St. and 300 S. Wabash Ave. Commingling with the veteran trucks this summer are eight new mobile eateries,...
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Let's get digital. Mayor Emanuel tonight will host his third Facebook town hall meeting to discuss topics such as food trucks and education reform. The hour-long event is set to begin at 6 p.m., livestreaming at facebook.com/chicagomayorsoffice and livestream.com/chicagomayorsoffice . Seven hundred people submitted more than 300 questions at askchicago.org for the session, said Kevin Hauswirth, Emanuel's director of social media. Participants voted on which questions the mayor should address.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2011 | By Lisa Arnett and Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
2008 was the year of bacon. In 2010, we went gaga for Stephanie Izard's Girl & the Goat . Though 2011 may go down in history as the year you spent an obscene amount of time trying to get tickets to Next while you were supposed to be working, Grant Achatz's restaurant isn't all that made it a notable year in dining and nightlife. Twenty years from now when we reminisce over a futuristic cocktail encased in a sphere of ice (Just kidding, you can order that at The Aviary now)
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye
EAT Food truck party - the sequel 694 Wine & Spirits, 694 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-492-6620 Get your bad self down to Food Truck A Go-Go 2: Electric Boogaloo, where a posse of gourmet food trucks including Don Rafa and Gigi's Bake Shop pull up outside the River West bar for your dining pleasure. Make your selections on the sidewalk, then head inside to savor your vittles with a cocktail. 6-9 p.m. DRINK Brews cruise Moonshine Brewing Company, 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686 Take an on-site brewery tour with local producer J.D. McCormick and get tips on making standout beers during this Chicago Craft Beer Week event.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
Bergstein's NY Deli, which has brick-and-mortar location and food truck in the south suburbs, will open its new location in Hyde Park by early September. Located near the intersection of Woodlawn and 55th Street, the new Bergstein's NY Deli will offer all of its classic dishes, such its well-known Bensonhurst sandwich, along with a few new menu items, according to Bill Davis, co-owner and manager. Davis said the new deli will be cafeteria-style, allowing customers to collect all of their desired items on a tray before heading to the cashier.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
To those who host the best dinner parties, prepare the finest meals for their families or are constantly making co-workers jealous with their homemade lunches--now's your time to shine. The Food Network will be hosting an open casting call for a new series "America's Greatest Home Cook" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Wooden Spoon. The open casting call is looking for "food fanatics" who prepare "elevated dishes completely from scratch" to audition for the "The Great Food Truck Race" producers' latest endeavor.
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