Just before the weekend's SactoMoFo 5, the city, mobile food advocates and area restaurants met to try to come up with a compromise on a revised ordinance, reports Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
After a two years of on-again, off-again talks, the dispute between food truck and restaurants in Sacramento might be drawing to a close – a new food truck ordinance is in the final steps of negotiation before being put to the City Council after a meeting between food truck operators, traditional restaurateurs and city officials on Friday.
“Basically, the only things that are really left to negotiate are how far a truck can park from a restaurant and for how long,” KrushBurger food truck owner Davin Vculek said.
He added that the current 30-minute time limit will likely be extended to a limit that allows a food truck to serve for a whole shift – be it lunch or dinner – in one spot.
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Thousands of food fans attend latest mobile fair - More than 25 mobile trucks served customers Saturday under Highway 50 at Sixth and X streets for the SactoMoFo 5 mobile food fair. Joshua Lurie-Terrell, an event organizer, said he estimated about 6,500 people attended the event. In April, the event drew about 8,000 people. Lurie-Terrell said the heat and the State Fair contributed to the attendance drop. David Ruiz n the Sac Bee.
Rominger West Winery assets up for auction - The assets of Rominger West Winery, which closed its doors at 4602 Second St. in Davis in April, are set to be sold at auction between Thursday and July 25 in an online sale conducted by Tiger Remarketing Services. Inventory to be auctioned includes wine glasses, computers, restaurant furniture, bulk and bottled wines and hundreds of wood and steel barrels. Also for sale will be 2,900 empty wine bottles and barrel racks, corks and seals. A receiving hopper with a one-quarter-ton capacity also will be auctioned off. Melanie Turner in Sac Biz Journal. Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.
Tacos & Beer: Michoacán pride - On the weekends, Tacos & Beer is lively, filled with dudes watching soccer, eating molcajetes and drinking enormous micheladas. Sometimes the blaring banda music makes things a little too lively; the songs have lots of earsplitting plaintive wailing about being homesick for Apatzingán. And no wonder. Becky Gruenwald in Sac News & Review.
Which restaurants do the best at marketing and promoting? - Good cooking, great service and a pleasant atmosphere. Those are the key components of a successful restaurant. But there's something even more important than that - getting the word out about these components. That's right, there are some very empty restaurants out there serving good food. There are also some very crowded restaurants serving OK food. One explanation for that comes down to how these restaurants sell themselves - how they tell their story and explain why customers should give them a try. In this economy, especially, when families are cutting back on eating out, restaurants need to make their case - often, loudly and with creative ideas. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Bacon lovers in hog heaven over Sacramento BLT Week - Ask 100 people in Sacramento for their opinion on the world's most perfect food, and you'll likely hear the word bacon mentioned more than once. In fact, so many people love bacon that Sacramento has dedicated an entire week to a sandwich crafted around the the savory, swine-centered staple of American eating. Paul Janes on News 10.