Combine that tale of woe with the fact that Los Compadres has an outpost in Monterrey, Mexico, and it would be perfectly understandable had the food-truck operators headed south of a couple of borders till spring. Instead, they opened a restaurant.
Proposed rules include trucks being 25 metres from existing restaurants and other refreshment vehicles, 100 metres from festivals or special events, 25 metres from schools and no setting up on residential streets.
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City council and administration have wisely chosen to maintain the requirement that food trucks be parked more than 25 metres away from open brick-and-mortar restaurants. Violation of this rule, and others like providing garbage bins and not interfering with sidewalk use, will result in a $300 fine to the food truck.
We did talk with one business owner who is against allowing food carts in the borough, but she declined to go on camera.
“Gourmet food trucks simply offer another dining alternative in the area,” she said, adding she’ll continue to spend her money at both. “They’re not competing for my dollar”
Food truck gatherings are great for this mingling of cuisines. Where else can you munch on icing sugar-dusted beignets while waiting for a dosa
The crepe-like pastry has toppings cooked right into the batter and was a hot item at Dosa Inc., a food vendor on display at Ottawa’s first Food Truck Rally in Little Italy.
From gourmet grilled cheese to frozen custard, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
A dozen new trucks and carts will be cooking in a parking lot at the corner of Rochester and Pamilla streets, giving people a one-stop opportunity to sample Ottawa’s new street food scene.
From owning a restaurant in Signal Hill years ago to playing in a band and running one of the best food trucks in town, Braizen, Chef Steve Glavicich has been a long-time nomad of our city’s food scene.