Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Seoul Taco, which just opened a storefront in the Delmar Loop, Cha Cha Chow and Guerrilla Street Food were all honored.
The Daily Meal just released its 101 best food trucks in America 2012 list. Three St. Louis area mainstays have made the cut. Seoul Taco, Cha Cha Chow and Guerrilla Street Food were on the list. Here's where they landed on the list: The number one truck in America, according to the list, is Kogi BBQ in Los Angeles. In October, the Huffington Post reported that food truck dining is not just the latest fad but is a trend that will be sticking around. Seoul Taco recently opened a brick and mortar store in the Delmar Loop. Guerrilla Street Food was just featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. To see video of the show, click here. Maplewood recently OK'd a 6-month trial period for food trucks. Speedway Eater was the first to …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Speedway Eatery parked on Sunnen Drive on Thursday, and announced its plans on Twitter.
The Maplewood City Council passed a law in October to allow food trucks in the city for a 6-month trial period, beginning this month. The food truck, Speedway Eatery, reported on Twitter that it's the first food truck licensed in Maplewood, and had a succesful first day of operation, on Thursday. The business reported (tweeted) on Twitter it was coming to Sunnen Drive, then that it had arrived, then that it had a sold-out day. The Speedway Eatery's tweets are below. Tuesday, Nov. 6 We are now the only licensed truck in the city of Maplewood Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. 15 Sunnen Drive Maplewood we will be out to see you today Have Chili Mac & Chicken Noodle Soup on the truck Window opens at 11:00 10:45 a.m. MAPLEWOOD. We are HERE!!! Check out …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Food truck operators will be given a 6-month trial period in Maplewood.
Back in June, it looked like food trucks was a dead issue in Maplewood, but it came back to life last month and passed city council on Tuesday. The council unanimously passed a 6-month trial period for food trucks, in spite of objections from the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and various restaurant owners at previous meetings. City Manager Martin Corcoran said the ordinance will become law after a 15-day waiting period. After the meeting, Adrian Glass, co-owner of The Post Bar and Grill, said restaurants in the delivery business, like Jimmy John’s and Imo’s Pizza, will suffer the most, but in the end food trucks will be a moot point. He said the only place that food trucks will be able to viably operate will be Sunnen Business park. The …
Both issues are on the agenda, and down to a final vote.
Maplewood City Council meets tonight and may make the final vote on two ordinances in the news. One of those issues, allowing food trucks, has been supported by some residents and condemned by the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. Restaurant chamber members have said food trucks would hurt their business. The other issue that's down to the final vote is allowing QuikTrip to move from its present spot on South Big Bend to the northwest corner of Big Bend and Manchester Road. It faced a final vote at the last meeting but was tabled to allow some compromises between the city and the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. Also before the council is a bill to allow an atique shop to opperate at 7310 Manchester Road. The location is the first …
Monday, October 15, 2012
These and other items are on tonight's agenda.
Three topics, among others, are on tonight's Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting agenda. The meeting is at 7:00 at City Hall. The complete agenda is included as a PDF file. Se related on Patch:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
One more meeting and food trucks could have the green light.
With no discussion and two votes in Tuesday’s council meeting, Maplewood City Council moved to within two weeks of allowing food trucks in Maplewood for a trial period. The final vote could take place at the next meeting, on Oct. 23. At the Sept. 25 council meeting, co-owner of The Post, Adrian Glass, on behalf of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce suggested putting off a trial period, but the council didn’t agree. After Tuesday’s meeting, councilman Barry Greenberg said starting a six-month trial period in November would work well. “Six months, through April, I think is a good representation whether they’re serious or not,” he said. “If we give (food truck owners) the best months, I don’t know if that’s an accurate evaluation.” He said if …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The third and final vote on the QuikTrip move is planned.
Tonight is a regularly scheduled Maplewood City Council meeting. The agenda has been released, and some items of interest, in their order on the agenda, are: The full agenda is included, as a PDF file. More in Patch, on QuikTrip: More in Patch, on food trucks:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Maplewood city manager will have a food truck ordinance for the council to vote on at the next meeting.
Food trucks will likely be voted on at the next Maplewood City Council meeting. It looked like a dead issue earlier in the year, but it appeared on the Sept. 11 agenda to be discussed, which resulted in the idea of a trial period. At the Sept. 25 meeting, owner the Maplewood restaurant, The Post, Adrian Glass, spoke to the council on behalf of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. “We don’t believe it will bring business to the community,” he said. “We feel it will gravely impact a lot of the restaurants in Maplewood.” But he said he appreciates the idea of a trial period. He suggested they first gather sales data for six to 12 months, then compare that with sales during the trial period. Councilman Barry Greenberg (Ward 3) said he doesn't …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Also, sexual orientation discrimination bill is up for its final vote, and food trucks will be discussed again.
When Maplewood City Council meets tonight, an ordinance the mayor tried unsuccessfully to table, may pass and one many residents oppose may come one reading closer to passing. Councilman Tim Dunn introduced BILL 5877, a bill to include sexual orientation and gender identity in several sections of the city code. It passed with dissenting votes at the last meeting and is on the agenda for its final reading. Bill 5878 is the bill that would approve the relocation of QuikTrip from its present location on South Big Bend to the northwest corner of Big Bend and Manchester. The bill received unanimous yes votes, with amendments, in its first of three readings at the previous meeting. Its second of three readings is on the agenda. At the Sept. 11 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
All of the above was discussed in Tuesday's city council meeting.
- Doug Miner
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Maplewood City Council moved forward with three controversial issues at the meeting on Tuesday. An ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity in sections of the city code passed its first and second readings. The ordinance to approve QuikTrip’s move from its current location on S. Big Bend to the northwest corner of Manchester and Big Bend passed its first of three readings. Ward 2 Councilman Tim Dunn reintroduced food trucks, with a proposal to give them a six-month trial period. Sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance When the sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance was introduced, Mayor James White asked City Manager Marty Corcoran if he wrote it. Corcoran said it was drafted from the Richmond Heights …