Food trucks have been a hot topic in Lexington since long before a Task Force was formed a year ago (April 20, 2011) to work on the issue.
Consumer demand is high and health department issues can be worked out, but pushback from bricks and mortar establishments is entrenched, stubborn, and not easily overcome. Food truck fans and supporters argue (accurately) that a rising tide lifts all boats — vibrant culinary corridors enhance economic development — they don’t repel it.
While food truck culinary culture thrives in markets like Portland and Austin, most cities experience spirited debate and controversy comparable to Lexington’s (see also Charleston City Paper).
The schedule for task force meetings are published on the LFUCG site, under “Itinerant Merchant Task Force.”
Lexington’s emerging food truck scene has joined to form the Bluegrass Food Truck Association, which is organizing Lexington’s first Bluegrass Food Blast on April 27 and April 28, 2012, at the corner of Main and Midland. A half dozen food truck/food cart vendors have signed on to participate (so far).
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