Category archives for: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA: Family Rolls into Bridgeville with Ice-Cream Truck Dream

Andrew Russell | Trib Total MediaMike Baughman of Upper Saint Clair and owner/operator of Rolling Cones Ice Cream Truck sits for a portrait at Rock Out All Night, or RANT event at Arsenal Park in Lawreceville, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

Upper St. Clair resident Mike Baughman, along with his wife, Kristen, and young children roll through Bridgeville and nearby areas in their Rolling Cones truck selling Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Pittsburgh, PA: Food Truck Explosions Raise Concerns About Safety Rules

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Sylvia Ujwary of Oakland orders from the India On Wheels food truck in Oakland. The safety of food trucks has become a concern after a truck's propane tank exploded in Philadelphia, injuring 14 people.

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.”

Pittsburgh, PA: Events Promise to Energize California Avenue Corridor in Brighton Heights

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Norma Woodruff of Brighton Heights helps prepare food for La Casita food truck last Wednesday. Owners Roberto Morales of the Hill District and Bobbie Dickey of Garfield drive the truck around Pittsburgh, serving up authentic Puerto Rican style food.

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.

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Food Trucks

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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, PA: Food Trucks Are Finding a Foothold in the Pittsburgh-Area Market

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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.

Pittsburgh, PA: Fuel The Fans Free Food Truck Festival on South Side for Marathon

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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.

Pittsburg, PA: Dine / Food trucks on a Roll – Fukuda Joins Today’s South Side Round-up

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Steer & Wheel’s debut last week adds to the food truck fleet: Oh My Grill, Franktuary, BRGR, Pittsburgh Pierogi, PGH Taco Truck .

Pittsburg, PA: New Food Truck Debuts

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A new Pittsburgh food truck is to debut today.

Pittsburg, PA: Fukuda Food Truck to Debut Sunday

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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.

Pittsburgh, PA: Up with Food Trucks – Pittsburgh Should Free its Eatery Entrepreneurs

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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.