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News Mon Aug 02 2010

Food Wagon is a Comin'

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Hitch your wagon to a star"--but in Chicago, we are hoping that we can flip it around a bit and hitch our stars to wagons.

Starred Chicago chefs and foodies alike have been working with the administration to change city code and allow food wagons in Chicago. You've heard about the Gaztro-Wagon opening, Flirty Cupcakes mobile sweet treats and their new competition but now, Chicago is finally getting down to business. At last Wednesday's City Council meeting, Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd ward) proposed new legislation to license and regulate Chicago food trucks. Currently, mobile food trucks may sell pre-packaged food, but no prep is allowed once the wheels hit the pavement.

Getting the conversation to the City Council feels like we are finally approaching the river, and now need to decide if we're going to forge through it, caulk the wagon and float across or pay for the barge to take us there. If you'd like to track the process, follow @ChicagoFoodTrux on Twitter or check their website to find out how you can help us keep the wheels moving.

This is one wagon worth jumping on and hitching your star to.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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