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Food Trucks Thu Jun 23 2011

Big Star's Big New Truck

Paul Kahan flew west last week, causing an Internet sensation by tweeting that he'd inadvertently brought several knives through security. He didn't have to worry about TSA giving him extra attention on the return flight, though. That's because he drove home in what will soon be a Big Star food truck.

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Kahan tweeted photos of the truck, "complete with vintage Zep tapes!," Wednesday afternoon. He purchased the truck that previously belonged to Oregon's Cuisine Machine and drove it back, arriving Wednesday.

The truck will need to be repainted and otherwise prepped, and so far there's no set date for launch. According to a spokesman, "Big Star is just so busy they don't have staff to spare to implement anything." Eater previously reported that the truck would sit on the restaurant's lot, possibly selling Mexican shave ice until new food truck legislation is passed. We'll have to wait and see if that comes to pass.

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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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