Category archives for: Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI: Mobile Food Trucks and Carts Challenge our Notion of Convenience Food

What the Truck is just one of several food trucks you will find as you wander ArtPrize this year.
Sherrill Berry

Lee develops the mobile menu himself, offering seasonally-inspired creations as well as “playful” ones—from nachos, tacos, and sandwiches to breakfast burritos and more. Lee’s mission to “feed the masses not the classes” lends itself to having “fun with food” through his food truck. Look for What The Truck to be out somewhere during ArtPrize.

Grand Rapids, MI: Food Trucks Get A Permanent Home in Grand Rapids

What the Truck is a food truck in Grand Rapids.

Food trucks have become an important part of downtown life across the country and they offer many advantages over a traditional restaurant apart from being mobile. Paul Lee is co-owner of the Winchester, a brick-and-mortar restaurant as well as What the Truck, a food truck that has been around since 2010.

Grand Rapids, MI: Planning Commission Approves Request to Allow Food Trucks Downtown

What the Truck
(/Yolanda Gonzalez)

At the public hearing on September 12, the Planning Commission decided to allow food trucks near the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Grand Rapids, MI: Froyo Fans – What’s your Favorite Grand Rapids Area Frozen Yogurt Shop?

Fruit-topped frozen yogurt from Sweet Yo's. (File photo | MLive Media Group)

If you like froyo, you have lots of choices for frozen yogurt in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids, Mi: Dear Silver Spork, It’s Not You… It’s me…

/Steph Harding

I grew up in a family of cooks, so I was more than comfortable in the kitchen, but cooking for a small restaurant is an entirely different animal. I really learned to cook thanks to a constantly changing menu and a diverse set of clientele.

Grand Rapids, MI: New Grand Rapids Food Truck in the Works from Owners of Winchester, What The Truck

A new food truck in the works from Winchester owner Paul Lee.

Due to its smaller size, which makes it difficult to cram-in too much cooking equipment, Lee said the new truck may sell cold items like deli sandwiches.

Grand Rapids, MI: “What the Truck” Supports Local Youth Programs

/Steffanie Rosalez

“Creative Youth Center… we knew it was something we wanted to get involved with”

Food Truckers: Inside Michigan’s Burgeoning Food Cart Experiment

SILVER SPORK

Food carts aren’t just for working stiffs anymore.

Grand Rapids, MI: Food Trucks & Free Enterprise

Rick DeVos speaks in favor of downtown food trucks at a City Commission meeting. (June 12, 2012)

Food trucks are something that ought to be welcomed

Grand Rapids, MI: City Hears Downtown Food Trucks Debate

Rick DeVos speaks in favor of downtown food trucks at a City Commission meeting. (June 12, 2012)

“We brick-and-mortar restaurants pay hefty rent…”