food trucks

Food and Dining
1:56 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Louisville Food Trucks Get Health Department Letter Grades

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Louisville food truck operators have prompted the Metro health officials to help them prove to consumers they are offering safe, clean food.

Starting this week, the food trucks will start getting letter grades from Metro Public Health and Wellness.

All food trucks are expected to be graded within four months.

The ABC Food Placard Program is already in place for Louisville’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.

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Food and Dining
1:31 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

WAVE 3's Eric Flack and Grind's Liz Huot Discuss Report on Food Truck Cleanliness

Last month, WAVE 3's Troubleshooter Eric Flack did a story on food truck safety. In the piece, Flack points out that some mobile food vendors aren't following the letter of the law when it comes to sanitation.

Criticism followed.

Fans of food trucks took to Twitter to pick the piece apart. They said it was overly broad, that Flack had found some bad behavior and implied it was endemic of all food trucks. They accused him of taking clips out of context.

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Business
5:01 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Louisville Food Truck Operators to Gather Downtown Tuesday

Linda Golden

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. 

Matt Davis says food trucks like his are an important part of Louisville’s “foodie” culture, but awareness is geographically limited.  

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Business
5:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Lexington Debates Where Food Trucks Can Set Up Shop

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Work continues to try and determine where Lexington mobile food vendors can set up shop downtown. 

Members of the Food Truck Work Group reviewed draft recommendations Thursday at city hall.  Work Group chair Shevawn Akers, a Lexington Council member, says many restaurants and mobile food operators still disagree about placement on public streets.

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Food and Dining
1:41 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Food Trucks Go Beyond Curbside Service

Linda Golden

One food truck couldn’t contain the plans Matt Davis had for Lil Cheezers Gourmet Grilled Cheesemobile.

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.

“The idea was not to put all the eggs in the Lil Cheezers (truck) basket,” Davis said.

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