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March 20, 2013 | Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins
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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....
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November 19, 2012 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Do you need a vibrator? Are you free on Black Friday? If these questions had your head a-noddin, then this Friday could be your lucky day. Anyone willing to stand in line at the Original Mother's this Friday from noon to 4 p.m. can receive a free Trojan vibrator, courtesy of Trojan. There will be a "Pleasure Cart" set up near Mother's, looking like a food truck but very much not a food truck. The giveaways won't be your granny's vibrators either; they include the Trojan Tri-Phoria or Trojan Pulse, both of which retail at more than $30. The Tri-Phoria has eight settings, five speeds and three pulse patterns and "three high-quality, interchangeable tips for multiple sensations.
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November 14, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Three operators of the Schnitzel King and Cupcakes for Courage food trucks filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, challenging two food truck ordinance provisions. At issue are requirements that food trucks stay 200 feet away from brick-and-mortar street-level restaurants and install GPS devices. “All of these provisions have one and only one reason: to protect a few politically-connected restaurateurs from competition,” Robert Frommer, staff attorney for the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm representing the plaintiffs, said at a downtown news conference Wednesday.
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August 10, 2012 | By Taylor Ervin and For RedEye
With the passage of a new ordinance last month, Chicago has caught up with other major U.S. cities like Austin, Seattle and L.A. by allowing food trucks to cook and prepare food aboard their vehicles. The City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection reported Friday that 34 trucks have started the application process for a mobile food vehicle license. Twenty-seven of those are seeking a mobile food preparer license, which permits on-board cooking. The remaining seven seek mobile food dispenser licenses to sell pre-packaged, pre-cooked foods.
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August 6, 2012 | By Renee Mailhiot and For RedEye
The latest food truck to join Chicago's growing street food scene doles out healthy salads courtesy of two recent Yale graduates who have already set up successful storefronts in New Haven, Conn. The Little Salad Truck hit the streets of Chicago at the beginning of August, and all of the daily operations are run by Jerry Choinski, 23, and Etkin Tekin, 22. The pair opened The Little Salad Shop near campus during their junior year after realizing the need for more healthy food options, and the positive response caused them to branch out to another major city upon graduating in May 2012.
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July 25, 2012 | By Lisa Arnett and Amanda Boleman
UPDATE: On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald. John Arena, 45 th , the sole "no" vote, and prohibits trucks from parking within 200 feet of a restaurant.  Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) and Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st) introduced the expanded ordinance earlier this summer.
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July 25, 2012 | By Mick Swasko and For RedEye
New Yorkers in the"Seinfeld"universe once lined up single file and endured abuse to get a taste of the Soup Nazi's concoctions. On Friday, Chicago has a chance. The Soup Nazi food truck will roll into a city that's used to getting heckled for a taste of iconic food --ever been to the Weiner's Circle?-- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The event looks to be a promo for WCIU-TV Chicago, who is teasing the visit on its website . Location details have yet to be released, but according to OCWeekly, which had photos of the trucks' first visit to Newport Beach, Calif., last week, the truck boasts a small menu of notable edibles from the show.
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July 19, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Chicago's food truck industry will keep on truckin', but the rules may change. The ordinance regulating food trucks advanced Thursday out of the City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection after nearly four hours of discussion. City officials tried to balance the concerns of restaurant owners and needs of food truck operators. “We think that local restaurants are really the cornerstones of our neighborhoods, also probably the largest employer in the city and also possibly the state.
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June 28, 2012 | By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye
EAT (Free!) Stag party Sheffield and Waveland avenues (3-7 p.m. Friday) Hubbard and Dearborn streets (10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday) Sample complimentary sandwiches created by Travel Channel TV host Adam Richman - including Crouching Red Stag Hidden Cherry duckwiches and Kentucky Bluegrass Honey Tea Sliders, both made with Jim Beam's new Red Stag flavored whiskeys - when the Red Stag Food Truck Tour stops in Chicago. Gluttony abounds The Fifty/50 2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050 Glutton Force Five food truck duo Gravy Brown and Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti challenge you on their Gluttony Tour.
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