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1st Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

Tweet Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend the 1st annual Chicago Food Festival’s opening night. (Thanks for the passes D!) Anyway, this was the first year in, hopefully, a long run for this fest in Chicago. It has … Continue reading

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Happy Bodega

Tweet I wanted to give a shout out to Amanda at Happy Bodega for getting off the ground over the past few weeks. This is her mobile convenient store/food truck: Her truck was featured in today’s Chicago Thrillist newsletter and … Continue reading

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More Support: “C’mon Daley, loosen-up.”

Tweet We’ve received more support to bring food carts to the city of Chicago and below you will see a candid response from fellow supporter, Joe. He says: Chicago Food Carts: What types of food would you like to see … Continue reading

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Philadelphia cupcake truck seized by inspectors

Tweet “The Philadelphia government is very difficult to navigate as a small business.” — loyal Philadelphia cupcake customer Marion Summerville Sounds like Chicago. The other day Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections seized the Cupcake Lady’s food truck because they … Continue reading

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Food Desert’s in Chicago

Tweet While picking up the RedEye yesterday I was sparked by the cover and its accompanying story; Chicago’s Food Deserts (see pages 6-7). I have often thought that food carts could be used to distribute fresh produce in under served … Continue reading

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Mug ‘n Bun: A name so simple for a hot dog joint

Tweet I stumbled across this today and thought that this was such a great name for a hot dog joint: Names like this are so simple and it made me think about how I can make my business name to … Continue reading

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Video: Seattle’s mobile food scene

Tweet Take a look at this video about some of the selections from the Seattle mobile food scene: This is the type of scene Chicago should have. Thoughts?

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My creation: “The Loaded Hot Dog”

Tweet Yesterday, I was experimenting with some new toppings to add to my Hebrew National 97% Fat Free hot dog. I came up with what I call, “The Loaded Hot Dog.” It’s a grilled dog, toasted wheat bun topped with … Continue reading

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Additional Support to bring Mobile Food to Chicago

Tweet Looks like we are going to be moving forward with opening our own food business in the near future but it couldn’t have been done without your support and inspiration. Here are some more thoughts from you: What types … Continue reading

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Seattle Food trucks face some uphill battles

Tweet Today, I read an interesting story about the Seattle food truck scene and the struggles they face vs. brick and mortar restaurants. A few owners mentioned they work way more hours operating a food truck than they do at … Continue reading

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