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KQED’s Forum: Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks?

KQED’s Forum: Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks?

| January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bay Area’s foodie culture has gone mobile in recent years, as food trucks offering everything from creme brulee to empanadas to curry-filled burritos have proliferated. But in San Francisco, some restaurant owners say the carts are cutting into their business and are asking City Hall to step in. Meanwhile, food truck vendors complain about the red tape and confusing permit process. Both sides are unhappy with the current rules, and they have come to the table to hash out new regulations.

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Move Over Off the Grid: Moveable Feast Comes to the Peninsula

Move Over Off the Grid: Moveable Feast Comes to the Peninsula

| July 3, 2011 | 6 Comments

The Peninsula gets its own food truck event with “Moveable Feast” this
past Friday, which featured 25 food trucks and a healthy number of
suburban visitors.

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Off the Grid and Bites on Broadway: Food Trucks To Debut in East Bay

Off the Grid and Bites on Broadway: Food Trucks To Debut in East Bay

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Two food truck events, Off the Grid and Bites on Broadway, debut soon in the East Bay. Find out how these street eat meet ups intend to reflect the flavor of the communities they serve — and who’s cooking.

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Food Trucks: Toasty Melts is Grilled Cheese Goodness

Food Trucks: Toasty Melts is Grilled Cheese Goodness

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Elaine Wu talks to the owners of the food truck, Toasty Melts. Find out how their culinary inexperience lead them to making grilled cheese sandwiches, a cult favorite on the street food scene.

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Off the Grid is Making Street Food Mainstream

Off the Grid is Making Street Food Mainstream

| April 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Almost every food craving you could ever think of could be satisfied by at least one of the food trucks at any given Off the Grid location in San Francisco. In just a couple of years, OtG in Fort Mason has become the single largest weekly block party for foodies in the Bay Area.

But with almost every food category being represented there, is there fear of street food being a trend that’s reaching oversaturation? Off the Grid’s man-in-charge, Matt Cohen, says absolutely not.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

| January 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

Food, glorious, food. It’s that time of year people: Bay Area Bites brings you the best in food news for 2010.

In this two-part package, we look at the national trends and topics that sizzled over the past 12 months and serve up some local flavor on the side.

Feel free to weigh in with your own edible highlights from the year that was.

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