Category archives for: Calgary

Calgary, CAN: Taco Truck Folks Find a Hole in the Wall to Make their Scrumptious Mexican Food Year Round

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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.

Calgary, CAN: YYC Food Trucks

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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.

Calgary, CAN: Behind The Line – Steve Glavicich

Braizen food truck Chef Steve Glavivich knows you need to be a jack of all trades to run a food truck
Photograph by: Dan Clapson , Swerve

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.

Calgary, CAN: Calgary’s Food Trucks Get Endorsement of Council Committee with Some Rule Changes

Customer Ernesto Alfaro gets some grub from Sanay (last name declined) at her busy Shawarma in Motion food truck on 4 Ave SW in downtown Calgary, Alta. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. A city committee is voting whether to make food trucks permanent, along with changing a few other rules surrounding them. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

The idea was it would be so much more than just a concession on the street, it was more about creating a long term legacy of what Calgary is and how progressive we are and the great things we’re doing in the community and to add vibrancy to the area

Calgary, CAN: Calgarians Come Out in Droves to Taste the Trucks

Two girls enjoy ice cream sandwiches at the Taste the Trucks festival. (Neil Herland/CBC)

The third Taste the Trucks food truck festival got underway in Calgary on Saturday, with people coming out to sample the tasty treats despite the wet weather.

Calgary, CAN: City Debates Future of Calgary’s Food Trucks

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A city committee has recommended another year of study on the pilot project, before it finalizes rules to govern the mobile restaurants.

Calgary, CAN: Rules in Works for Booming Food Truck Industry

Under new rules being developed by the city, Calgary food trucks may soon gain access to parks and be assigned designated parking spots.
Photograph by: Calgary Herald/Files , Calgary Herald

Calgary’s booming food truck scene may see some changes, including reserved parking spots and a rethink of how close trucks can set up near restaurants and parks.

Calgary, CAN: Food Truck Review Could Bring More Street Eats to Calgary

Customers line up outside the Perogy Boyz food truck last summer in this file photo.

The food truck pilot project is drawing to a close after beginning in August 2011, and city officials have drafted a bylaw that would allow more trucks to launch as soon as August of this year.

Calgary, CAN: How the Smartphone is Changing How You Pay for Stuff

Merchants can turn their smartphones into registers using the Square credit card reader and having customers sign with their finger. (Square)

The path to one wallet, one application on your phone that holds all of your receipts and keeps track of your spending and helps you make payment from whatever card you want, is still going to be a couple of iterations away

Calgary, CAN: Porter’s Tonic

Add a grin to your gin with Porter's Tonic.
Photograph by: Julie Van Rosendaal , Swerve

The result is a tonic—one with a slightly spicy, complex flavour—that is on the drink menu at Taste, Market and Boxwood.