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Event Mon Aug 22 2011

My Streets! My Eats! Campaign Launches to Raise Food Truck Legislation Issues

The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship kicked off a new campaign to get residents talking to their lawmakers about the importance of mobile food truck legislation reform.

Even if you see food trucks roaming around your neighborhood or downtown, their battles with the city's laws are far from over. Current requirements for mobile food trucks (e.g. trucks cannot stop within 200 feet of brick and mortar restaurants, and cannot work before 10am) are downright nonsense; proposed laws are even more baffling, and would make this growing industry obsolete in most places of the city where their business could succeed. Interested in learning more? The IJCE is holding a "strategy session" on Tuesday, August 30 from 7:00-8:30pm at the University of Chicago Law School, 6020 South University, Room V for advocates, chefs, mobile truck owners, foodies, hungry citizens and the like.

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Brooke Fallon / August 22, 2011 9:54 AM

Hey Everyone,

The meeting is actually NEXT Tuesday, August 30th. Hope to see you there. Please visit for more information.

Courtney / August 23, 2011 3:04 PM

I'd like them to be able to operate more in the city with less restrictions. Can we get some gourmet food?

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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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