Category archives for: Alabama

Birmingham, AL: A New Food Truck, a New Barbecue King, a Chef Leaves; Here’s your Birmingham Food Beat Week in Review

Zoe's Kitchen, the fast-casual Mediterranean-style restaurant chain that was founded in Birmingham, had a big opening day on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. (AP photo/Richard Drew)

Another food truck hit the streets, one of Birmingham’€™s rising-star chefs moved away, and the Alabama tourism folks crowned a new state barbecue king.

Huntsville, AL: Food Truck Operators get Approval for 7-day Schedule


Thursday night, the city council approved an ordinance that allows them to operate seven days a week.

Birmingham, AL: Food Trucks Hit Speed Bump at the Birmingham City Council


This week, the Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance that establishes a general operating permit fee for food trucks, creates “food zones” where trucks can set up, requires that the trucks be parked at least 150 feet from existing restaurants, and limits the hours of truck operation from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with some exceptions.

Montgomery, AL: Food Truck Arrives In Downtown Montgomery In December


The city of Montgomery is bringing in food trucks to enhance the dining experience for people working downtown. The first one will be at the old State House Inn location off Madison Avenue — that’s where it’s required to park.

Birmingham, AL: Birmingham City Council Delays Food Truck Vote Due to Council President Maxine Parker’s Illness

Customers line up at the Cantina on Wheels food truck during the Trucks by the Tracks benefit at Railroad Park in September. (Tamika Moore/

The issue of how to regulate Birmingham’s growing food truck scene has been simmering at Birmingham City Hall since July 2012, when some restaurants complained the trucks and push carts were taking away their business.

Birmingham, AL: Feast on Food Truck Fare at Trucks by the Tracks in Birmingham’s Railroad Park

People line up for food at the Trucks by the Tracks food truck festival, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Railroad Park. (Tamika Moore |

Organizers have worked to improve on last year’s festival by increasing participation and blocking off 1st Avenue South. Many vendors have backup plans for when food inevitably dwindles

Birmingham, AL: Food Trucks Return to Birmingham’s Railroad Park for 2013 Trucks by the Tracks festival


The food trucks are rolling back into Railroad Park on Sunday for the second Trucks by the Tracks festival.

Birmingham, AL: New Food Truck Aims to Encourage Healthy Eating


The idea of a food truck is popular in Birmingham, especially for the middle-of-the-day, lunch crowd.

Huntsville, AL: Food Truck Operators Ready to Roll for 7-day Schedule

Food trucks currently run limited hours within the Entertainment District

There are a few conditions vendors would have to follow under the new proposal. Food trucks cannot be parked within 100 feet of any restaurant entrance, and vendors must make restrooms available within 500 feet of the truck.

Birmingham, AL: Food Truck Fresh Off the Bun Plans kitchen near Railroad Park


Food truck Fresh Off the Bun is one of the tenants slated to lease space in the Tillman-Levenson Annex Building near Railroad Park, owner Brad Wardlaw told me today.