Category archives for: Norfolk

Norfolk, VA: Norfolk’s Charming Food Trucks

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Hundreds descend on our food trucks buying hot dogs, tacos, beer, wine, cupcakes and cuts of meat.

Norfolks, VA: Norfolk’s Food Truck Operation in Need of Tuneup

Evan Harrell, left, prepares food while Greg White takes orders from customers Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in downtown Norfolk. On this day, Panavoir serves Pork & Pineapple, Classic Chicken and Black Bean & Sweet Potato tacos. (Thé N. Pham | The Virginian-Pilot)

eek one of legal food truck sales in downtown Norfolk was a bit of a choppy ride.

Norfolk, VA: Food trucks to Start Monday in Downtown Norfolk

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The city gave the green light for six trucks to operate near Granby Street and around MacArthur Square.

Norfolk, VA: Norfolk Food Truck Loses “Hubcap” in Trademark Tiff

Evan Harrell poses with his foodtruck, which will not be named Hubcap Grill much longer, on June 22, 2013, in Chesapeake. After being threatened with a lawsuit by a Hubcap Grill restaurant in Houston, he is changing the name to Panavoir, a word he created. (Vicki Cronis-Nohe | The Virgnian-Pilot)

The man behind the food truck he’d named Hubcap Grill 18 months ago was in the middle of gearing up for Monday’s downtown debut of street food vendors when it arrived in the mail.

Norfolk, VA: Norfolk Allows Food Trucks in Metered Spaces

Catherine Dodge, who owns Hubcap Grill with her son Evan Harrell, gives food to a customer outside of The Birch on West Olney Road in Norfolk on Oct. 17, 2012. Currently mobile restaurants are restricted to certain parts of the city, downtown not being one of them. The owners of the Hubcap bring their truck here on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5:30 to 9. (Vicki Cronis-Nohe | The Virginian-Pilot)

The council has been debating the regulations for several months, and the version that was approved Tuesday night had been significantly revised to address the concerns of restaurateurs.

Norfolk, VA: Possible Food Truck Locations Released

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If the food truck ordinance were to pass, pushcarts would be approved to use on sidewalk locations, the specifics of which have not been released.

Norfolk, VA: Food Truck Owners Push Local Cities To Expand Their Appetites

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Vendors say they need more freedom on where they can set up, so on Monday they staged a demonstration at local Haynes furniture stores to give people what they hope is a taste of what’s to come

Norfolk, VA: Food Trucks Still Wait for Green Light

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Food truck owners are still waiting to wheel into downtown.

Norfolk, VA: DOCUMENT – Norfolk City Council Debates Letting Food Trucks Operate Downtown

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If we were in a bigger and more populated area it would work because you have millions of people to support the food trucks and the surrounding restaurants

Norfolk, VA: Norfolk Council Discusses StricterRules for Food Trucks

The Hubcap Grill sits outside The Birch on West Olney Road in Norfolk on Oct. 17, 2012. Currently mobile restaurants are restricted to certain parts of the city, downtown not being one of them. The owners of the Hubcap bring their truck here on Wednesday and Fridays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (Vicki Cronis-Nohe | The Virginian-Pilot)

If the City Council decides to allow food trucks in downtown, it probably will be with stricter regulations than have been proposed.