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Baltimore, MD: Two Food Truck Rallies Scheduled for Friday

Iced Gems is one of the food trucks attending the afternoon rally at the University of Maryland. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun / March 23, 2012)

The Gathering, Baltimore’s traveling food truck rally, is meeting tonight at Stratford University in Little Italy

Baltimore, MD: Weekend Food and Dining Events Around Baltimore

(Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun / March 23, 2012)

Friday’s food truck event will be held at Metro Crossing, a just-completed luxury apartment complex at Metro Centre in Owings Mills.

Baltimore, MD: County Food Truck Law Unconstitutional

From Baltimore: Hula Honey's
Maggie Sabo of Hula Honey's Hawaiian Shaved Ice of Baltimore prepares a snow cone for a customer at A Taste of Two Cities, a food truck rally pitting Baltimore against D.C. for taste supremacy. (Gabriella Demczuk /June 23, 2012)

Baltimore County should scrap its proposed 300-foot rule and let all its entrepreneurs continue to dream big.

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore County Provides Directions for Food Trucks

Baltimore County is setting rules for food trucks (Courtesy of McCormick)

Baltimore County’s planning board on Thursday passed new regulations that would establish specific laws for food trucks, the Towson Times reported.

Baltimore, MD: Best Food Trucks In Baltimore

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Food trucks have been gracing all of the foodie shows for years, and now they’re making quite the impact on the local dining scene. Food trucks have become so popular in Baltimore that there are entire events for them through The Gathering Baltimore.

Baltimore, MD: New Regulations for Balto. Co. Food Trucks Presented

Joann Calwell, owner and sous chef of The Jolly Pig, calls a customer's name for their order during the food truck rally to raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims on Nov. 10 in Towson. New regulations for Baltimore County food truck vendors have been proposed. (Photo by Karen Jackson / June 20, 2013)

Food trucks are a relatively new form of food vender service that need a new set of regulations to reflect they are both mobile and stationary, while also protecting established brick-and-mortar food establishments.

Baltimore, MD: Food Trucks from Baltimore and Washington to Square off on Rash Field

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Food trucks from Baltimore and Washington will compete in several categories. An overall winner will be presented the Mayor’s Cup Trophy by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who performed the same honors at the event’s premier edition, when Baltimore’s Gypsy Queen was selected the best by a panel of judges.

Baltimore, MD: Gypsy Queen Wins Second Year Running at Baltimore-vs.-D.C. Food-Truck Contest

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For the second year running, Gypsy Queen bested the competition at the Tastes of Two Cities event pitting Baltimore food trucks against their Washington rivals.

Baltimore, MD: Gypsy Queen Looks to Add Another Truck to the Caravan

The Gypsy Queen Cafe is hoping to roll out a third food truck by the end of the year.
Co-owner Tom Looney said the gourmet cafe on wheels, which has two trucks now, is aiming to add one truck a year. This marks the Gypsy Queen’s third year in business, and ultimately, Looney wants to have at least five trucks in his fleet.
There are a few options when it comes to buying a food truck — new, used or do-it-yourself.
New food trucks cost between $100,000 and $150,000, and used trucks run between $40,000 and $115,000, Looney said. Outfitting a food truck from scratch can be more cost-effective, but Looney said it takes a long time to complete.
The Gypsy Queen Cafe took first prize at last year’s Taste of Two Cities, a duel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., food trucks. Looney said the truck will try to keep its top spot at this year’s second annual food truck battle, slated for June 1, when more than 40 trucks will gather for a taste-off at Rash Field.
“We’ll try defend our title,” Looney said.

The Gypsy Queen Cafe is hoping to roll out a third food truck by the end of the year.

Baltimore, MD: Food Trucks Rallying All Weekend Long

Gypsy Queen Café, 2 1/2 stars, $$$
Photo: Patrons in line at the first Food Truck Rally in Harbor East.

Taste: I went hoping to the get the Korean kimchi tacos, but they were out. Instead, I tried fish tacos and Buffalo chicken tacos. If you're not a fan of fried food, these are underwhelming. Next time, I'll go for the Crab Cone, a crab cake sitting on Old Bay-covered French fries, which seems like a diabolically delicious idea.

Menu: There's good variety here: tacos, salads, seafood and desserts.

Price: The crab cone costs $12, but most dishes are less than $10.

Wait: Less than five minutes.

Twitter: twitter.com/thegypsytruck (Gene Sweeney Jr. / The Baltimore Sun /July 6, 2011)

Baltimore’s fleet of food trucks are rallying again this weekend.