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Toronto, CAN: Giles Coren’s Culinary Tour of Toronto

At a food truck outside Toronto City Hall, Giles Coren, restaurant critic (left), gets an earful from Mayor Rob Ford (who since lost his reelection bid).

The Times of London’s powerful, acerbic restaurant critic Giles Coren has been touring a handful of North American cities — places he readily admits he knows little about — and directing his trademark piercing critiques at the local food scenes. It’s for a reality TV show that he originated, and in keeping with his media personality of supersized ego, has named “Million Dollar Critic.”

Camp Hill, PA: Sherri’s Fun Foods Rents Out Space to Other Companies

Keith Behney, owner of Sherri's Crab Cakes, Camp Hill, will rent out their kitchen and processing center to other food based companies that only need kitchen space for a short time frame.

A lot of food businesses discover that finding a kitchen is one of the major obstacles to getting started because it requires getting approval from the health department and keeping up on that approval. And since Behney has a food truck business with Sherri’s Crab Cakes, he recognized that others could be facing the same issue he did in the Midstate.

West Monroe, LA: Mobile Food Vending is No Easy Task

The Slider Rider vehicle parks outside the company's home of operations in West Monroe.
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That ordinance, which was originally brought up in the spring, was challenged by owners of restaurants, specifically in southern Monroe who were worried about being put out of business.

Wocester, MA: Worcester Public Schools’ Nutritional Focus Transitions from Summer Food Truck to School Cafeteria

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In Worcester, where 74 percent of public school children are eligible for free or reduced priced meals, there were 42 distribution sites (31 of them open and 11 requiring pre-registration), including the city’s main library in Salem Square and at branches. The food truck stopped at more than a dozen of those sites Monday through Saturday.

Oklahoma, OK: These Okies Want to Help you Find Some Meals on Wheels

Truck It Co-Founders Josh DeLozier, left and Travis Stephens in Oklahoma City, Thursday August 21, 2014. "Truck It" is a new food truck App. to locate food trucks in the metro area. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

Dozens of food trucks pack the city streets, but what happens to the gourmet eateries on wheels once the night is over? Josh Delozier and Travis Stephens made finding food trucks as easy as a tap of a button with TruckItOKC. Delozier said they created the app last year with the help of food truck owners to give them what they wanted in an app.

Nashville, TN: Bites Names a Winner to Help Judge the Nashville Street Food Awards

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Nashville’s food truck community is growing stronger all the time and there are eight new trucks participating this year for a total of 35 trucks

Laurel, MD: Food Truck Trend Brings Dining Options To Laurel

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Briana Hernandez, 5, of Laurel waits for lunch for herself and her family at Los Pinos. (Staff photo by Jen Rynda, Baltimore Sun Media Group /August 21, 2014)

The mobile vehicles, which emanate a cloud of wood and charcoal smoke and exhaust fumes, create a cocktail in the shape of a huge carbon footprint. Still, loyal followers endure blistering heat and arctic cold in order to get their foodie fix. The fad that began in Los Angeles and spread east has hatched web sites that find and dissect the best of the best.

Laurel, MD: Food Truck Trend Brings Dining Options to Laurel

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Briana Hernandez, 5, of Laurel waits for lunch for herself and her family at Los Pinos. (Staff photo by Jen Rynda, Baltimore Sun Media Group /August 21, 2014)

The mobile vehicles, which emanate a cloud of wood and charcoal smoke and exhaust fumes, create a cocktail in the shape of a huge carbon footprint. Still, loyal followers endure blistering heat and arctic cold in order to get their foodie fix. The fad that began in Los Angeles and spread east has hatched web sites that find and dissect the best of the best.

National News: 7 Reasons We Love Food Trucks

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These gourmet meals on wheels offer unique and creative cuisine options that range from new spins on old favourites to healthier gastronomic delights.

Las Vegas, NV: With Mochiko Chicken, Food Truck Owners Trade Wheels for Roots

From the top: and assortment of sauces, the Ohana combo, Mochiko Bowl, Hawaiian Hen House Bowl and lychee lemonade. | Photo by Jon Estrada

Mochiko is a small, quick-casual spot near Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, with counter service.