food trucks http://wfpl.org en Louisville Food Trucks Get Health Department Letter Grades http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-food-trucks-get-health-department-letter-grades <p>Louisville food&nbsp;truck operators have prompted the Metro health officials to help them prove to consumers they are offering safe, clean food.</p><p>Starting this week, the food trucks will start getting letter grades from Metro Public Health and Wellness.</p><p>All food trucks are expected to be graded within four months.</p><p>The ABC Food Placard Program is already in place for Louisville&rsquo;s brick and mortar restaurants. The inspection criteria will be identical to that used for food trucks, said Matt Rhodes, deputy director of the Department of Public Health and Wellness.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:56:19 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7211 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Food Trucks Get Health Department Letter Grades WAVE 3's Eric Flack and Grind's Liz Huot Discuss Report on Food Truck Cleanliness http://wfpl.org/post/wave-3s-eric-flack-and-grinds-liz-huot-discuss-report-food-truck-cleanliness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, </span><a href="http://www.wave3.com/story/22818583/health-department-worried-about-food-truck-saniation-safety" style="line-height: 1.5;">WAVE 3's Troubleshooter Eric Flack did a story on food truck safety</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In the piece, Flack points out that some mobile food vendors aren't following the letter of the law when it comes to sanitation.</span></p><p>Criticism followed.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:31:34 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6333 at http://wfpl.org WAVE 3's Eric Flack and Grind's Liz Huot Discuss Report on Food Truck Cleanliness Louisville Food Truck Operators to Gather Downtown Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-food-truck-operators-gather-downtown-tuesday <p></p><p>The Louisville Street Food Alliance is planning what it calls a street corner “invasion” of downtown Louisville, during which the LSFA aims to raise awareness about its businesses and meet prospective food truck operators, in addition to serving lunch.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matt Davis says food trucks like his are an important part of Louisville’s “foodie” culture, but awareness is geographically limited. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:01:10 +0000 Laura Valentine 4323 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Food Truck Operators to Gather Downtown Tuesday Lexington Debates Where Food Trucks Can Set Up Shop http://wfpl.org/post/lexington-debates-where-food-trucks-can-set-shop <p></p><p>Work continues to try and determine where Lexington mobile food vendors can set up shop downtown.&nbsp;</p><p>Members of the Food Truck Work Group reviewed draft recommendations Thursday at city hall. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Work Group chair&nbsp;</span>Shevawn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Akers, a Lexington Council member,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">says many restaurants and mobile food operators still disagree about placement on public streets.</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 3878 at http://wfpl.org Lexington Debates Where Food Trucks Can Set Up Shop Food Trucks Go Beyond Curbside Service http://wfpl.org/post/food-trucks-go-beyond-curbside-service <p>One food truck couldn’t contain the plans Matt Davis had for Lil Cheezers Gourmet Grilled Cheesemobile.</p><p>Davis took to the Louisville streets in a Velveeta-yellow truck in 2011, selling creative takes on the classic grilled cheese sandwich to office workers, club kids and curious passers-by. In less then 18 months, Davis has established a brick-and-mortar restaurant, too.<br><br>“The idea was not to put all the eggs in the Lil Cheezers (truck) basket,” Davis said. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:41:37 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 3126 at http://wfpl.org Food Trucks Go Beyond Curbside Service