As mobile food vendors explore forming an association to push for liberalization of the city's strict food truck regulations, Sacramento food trucks are looking to form a weekly Thurday food truck court -- probably somewhere in Arden, reports Sac Bee's Chris Macias
Look for a location just outside the city limits, in the vicinity of Arden Way, and will feature only local trucks, including Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen and Mini Burger. By operating outside city limits, the food trucks won't be limited to 30 minutes in one spot, per current city ordinances.
This food festival is being organized by local food truck vendors themselves, who are currently in the process of forming an alliance.
While I have no inside information, I'd bet that Mini Burger Truck, Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen and newcomer Wicked 'Wich will participate. I'd love for Chando's Taco Truck and Mama Kim On The Go to be a part of this too.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Every Bride Expects a Lovely Food Truck - Street sales aren't the only source of revenue for the gourmet food trucks that have taken the city by storm in a few years. Some are deriving as much as half of their income from catering and rentals. They cater everything from weddings to bar mitzvahs to movie and television crews filming on the street. Food trucks also are being hired by businesses to woo corporate clients. Sumathi Reddy in the Wall Street Journal.
Elks Tower cafe, bar and chocolates with a view - A dusty corner of the historic Elks Tower containing a pool hidden for decades will soon get a second life when a Euro-style cafe, bar and chocolatier open next year. Suzanne Hurt in Sac Press.
Restaurant consultant knows the ins 'n' outs - Kathi Riley Smith, 58, began her restaurant career in the 1970s while in college in Sacramento. Knowing little about food or cooking, she worked the cash register at a friend's restaurant before finding her way back to the kitchen. She soon left behind her geology studies to pursue a restaurant career, working at several notable Bay Area restaurants, including Zuni Café and Chez Panisse. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.