The trucks also undergo a yearly vehicle inspection required by the state Department of Transportation, but Rich Kirkpatrick, a PennDOT spokesman, said, “The inspection looks at the safety of the vehicle itself, but not anything supplemental like the addition of a propane tank.”
The Brighton Heights Citizens Federation office was in Joan and Pete Bellisario’s house for years until May 2012, when the all-volunteer board moved into a former hair salon on California Avenue.
Food trucks are not a common sight in the Pittsburgh market, due to a variety of restrictive laws that make it hard for them to do business. According to Pittsburgh Mobile Food, which advocates for Pittsburgh’s mobile food industry, city requirements that food trucks move every 30 minutes, stay at least 500 feet from any business with a similar product for sale, refrain from parking at metered spaces, and not sell food after midnight, severely limits where and when a food truck can operate.
Pittsburgh is a far cry from Los Angeles in most respects, but we’re finally starting to adapt the food truck to our own peculiar topography and our own walking, working and dining preferences.
The first ever “Fuel the Fans Food Truck Festival,” sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods Marathon and the South Side Chamber of Commerce is planned for Race Day, May 5.
Steer & Wheel’s debut last week adds to the food truck fleet: Oh My Grill, Franktuary, BRGR, Pittsburgh Pierogi, PGH Taco Truck .
A new Pittsburgh food truck is to debut today.
Fukuda’s truck will feature Japanese street food such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki as well as handrolls and other items. The kitchen is finalizing the menu this week.
Food trucks should be allowed to operate wherever their presence won’t cause excessive congestion. They should be required to be sanitary and safe, just as restaurants are. And they should be responsible for the litter they generate.
Pittsburgh City would remove restrictions on mobile vending that stifle food trucks