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(Houston Press)   Houston City Council doesn't want to allow food trucks downtown because they pose a "terrorist threat"   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 181
    More: Unlikely, Council Member Andrew Burks, Houston City Council, Houston, terrorist threats, food truck, U.S., Burks, council members  
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2012-10-04 05:27:31 PM
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2012-10-04 05:28:12 PM

cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY

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These brown people frown on your shenanigans

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2012-10-04 05:30:27 PM
As long as I can still get my tacos de mollejas at Tacqueria Tacambro behind the Farmer's Market on Airport Blvd, I'll be as sound as a pound.
 
2012-10-04 05:32:41 PM

dj_bigbird: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY

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These brown people frown on your shenanigans

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I've been wanting to try that one...
 
2012-10-04 05:33:03 PM
Live outside of Houston, been following this. The big / real issue; downtown restaurants don't want their businesses hurt by competition.
 
2012-10-04 05:34:33 PM

FloydA: I knew it! The local taco bus is being run by Osama Bean Laden as a front for Al Queso!


And this is why your posts show up in color.

/that and the TF sponsorship that one time, thanks.
 
2012-10-04 05:35:41 PM
This seems legit to me. Now we just need to get rid of those gross after hours street tacos.
 
2012-10-04 05:36:36 PM
Houstonian here.

Terrorist attack downtown?

What of value is there downtown anyway? Keep these explosive food trucks away from the refineries & the ship channel, NASA, etc.

Put all those farkers downtown.
 
2012-10-04 05:38:06 PM

Shostie: Vodka Zombie: It's a shame too. There are some pretty decent food trucks in Houston.

Can't throw a rock in this town without hitting a truck full of delicious tacos.


Guess that "problem" will be solved, then
 
2012-10-04 05:38:14 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /typically used by cowards and liars


actually, in this case it's an argument of the haves and against the have-nots. this argument is probably fueled by the restaurant industry in houston that does not want to suffer the competition of food trucks. nowadays, food trucks often have great chefs and enjoy much lower overhead, thus they can offer much better prices for good food.

/ if you live in a city, you want food trucks. it helps the whole landscape of your cuisine.
// if you are a restaurant in a city, you do not want food trucks.
 
2012-10-04 05:39:21 PM

loonatic112358: elchupacabra: Good, send 'em to Austin -- our Food Trucks are awesome!

is it not bad enough that ya'll seem to be stealing the music scene as well, but now the food trucks


"Seem to be"???
WTF, we've been kicking ass for decades, son. 

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2012-10-04 05:40:47 PM

Nabb1: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY

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There seems to be a pandemic of DNRTFA in here.


no one could have expected how much full potato was in the article.
 
2012-10-04 05:42:16 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Live outside of Houston, been following this. The big / real issue; downtown restaurants don't want their businesses hurt by competition.


If you have AC, drinks, bathrooms and proper tables and you can't compete with the hot dog cart you have a farked up business model.
 
2012-10-04 05:43:28 PM
All youre falafel truck are belong to us.
 
2012-10-04 05:45:52 PM
I work in downtown Houston, and I'd love some options for lunch. About half the time I end up at the liquor store for lunch (Spec's), but I need options for the other half of the time.
 
2012-10-04 05:51:24 PM

dj_bigbird: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY

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These brown people frown on your shenanigans

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He's awesome.
 
2012-10-04 05:57:26 PM
That was the last day I bought a hot dog on the street.


//So you still bought a hot dog?
 
2012-10-04 05:58:13 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Live outside of Houston, been following this. The big / real issue; downtown restaurants don't want their businesses hurt by competition.



Yep.  Its pretty pathetic.  Now, I don't mind some rules like we have down here... you have to be X feet (or blocks) from a stand-alone restaurant.
 
The funny thing is here in New Orleans some of the fancy restaurants are the biggest cry babies.
 
Really?  I'm going to take the wife out on a nice date to a fancy place and drop $120 on food and drink... and we pass a taco truck and say "wait, lets just buy some tacos and sit on the street and eat them!"
 
Stupid.
 
2012-10-04 06:06:12 PM
The update about cooking with propane is amazing. Guess raw food trucks or sushi is fine?
 
2012-10-04 06:09:12 PM
They must have read that satire piece the other day about Bachmann calling falafels "terror cakes" and took it seriously.
 
2012-10-04 06:09:29 PM
The local restaurant owners in Lexington KY are trying their damndest to get the city council to ban food trucks here. Only problem is, the food truck I have eaten from are health department checked, they have to post their scores in plain sight on the front window, their food is usually great, and the new breweries don't have food licenses so they LOVE the food trucks.

Suck it, restaurant bums.

Ellos tacos FTW
 
2012-10-04 06:13:48 PM
Sounds to me like local business owners having the heavy overhead of a lease in a prime area of real estate are getting butthurt over the competition. Convenient excuse - terrorism.

Here in New York they tried this excuse amongst others. The latest manifestation is that food trucks pose a health risk since they aren't succeptible to the suprise buttsecks health department inspection and grading that the store-fronts are.
 
2012-10-04 06:14:37 PM

BitwiseShift: Why stop at food trucks? How about every restaurant and grocery store, too, in Houston.


Because the restaurant is behind this. Rent seeking. Electric chair for them all.
 
2012-10-04 06:14:54 PM
Texas. For when the Florida tag isn't stupid enough.
 
2012-10-04 06:16:49 PM
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What a terrorist facilitator from Texas may look like.
 
2012-10-04 06:17:23 PM
Here in Tampa, the mayor holds a monthly food truck rally in a park downtown. Some of the local suburbs have actually started their own as well.
 
2012-10-04 06:19:51 PM

tetsoushima: Weapons of mass destruction.


/I peed a little
 
2012-10-04 06:19:58 PM
When shawarma is outlawed, only outlaws will have shawarma.

/shawarma
 
2012-10-04 06:20:13 PM
People on city councils are dumber than people in state legislatures. And that's saying a lot.
 
2012-10-04 06:21:18 PM

gunga galunga: As long as I can still get my tacos de mollejas at Tacqueria Tacambro behind the Farmer's Market on Airport Blvd, I'll be as sound as a pound.


Do they still have those?

When I went, they said they were all our of mollejas. When are you supposed to go the get mollejas?
 
2012-10-04 06:22:38 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: They must have read that satire piece the other day about Bachmann calling falafels "terror cakes" and took it seriously.


To be fair, it's impossible to tell satire from reality with Bachmann.
 
2012-10-04 06:25:51 PM

tetsoushima: Weapons of mass destruction.


FTFY
 
2012-10-04 06:30:20 PM

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: The local restaurant owners in Lexington KY are trying their damndest to get the city council to ban food trucks here. Only problem is, the food truck I have eaten from are health department checked, they have to post their scores in plain sight on the front window, their food is usually great, and the new breweries don't have food licenses so they LOVE the food trucks.

Suck it, restaurant bums.

Ellos tacos FTW


Same situation here in L.A. - the brick n' mortar community is split . The restaurants hate the food trucks, the bars love them.
 
2012-10-04 06:33:46 PM
Nabb1

>>> cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY

There seems to be a pandemic of DNRTFA in here.

What do you expect? Moon-bats don't need logic to play they race card. For them it's wild, you can play it any hand.
 
2012-10-04 06:35:20 PM

BitwiseShift: Why stop at food trucks? How about every restaurant and grocery store, too, in Houston.


He is probably taking money from restaurant owners who fear that food trucks will drive them out of business.
 
2012-10-04 06:37:50 PM
You know what else causes terrorism? Paranoid hallucinations brought on by staggering ignorance.
 
2012-10-04 06:38:47 PM
If this is true then my ass is a terrorist weapon every day after lunch. There might be some truth to that. My coworkers tried to report me to the Hague as using chemical weapons
 
2012-10-04 06:40:43 PM
Taco Bell is explosive too.
 
2012-10-04 06:40:54 PM
Explosive diarrhea is a KIND of explosive.

/Who knew Houston was full of pussies.
 
2012-10-04 06:42:50 PM

Nunpoo: Here in Tampa, the mayor holds a monthly food truck rally in a park downtown. Some of the local suburbs have actually started their own as well.


That's because Bob Buckhorn isn't a shameless hack.
 
2012-10-04 06:58:05 PM
Because there have been so many attacks by bomb-filled food trucks lately.

And by lately, I mean ever.
 
2012-10-04 07:01:03 PM

Mock26: BitwiseShift: Why stop at food trucks? How about every restaurant and grocery store, too, in Houston.

He is probably taking money from restaurant owners who fear that food trucks will drive them out of business.



In Austin, the smart restaurant owners and chefs have started their own food trucks. Health codes require much prep work to be done in a commercial kitchen, and they already have that, making the overhead of the truck very low.

Also, by stating "such and such truck is by Chef Amazing" it gives both truck and restaurant additional cachet. For example, Paul Qui and the East Side King mini-franchise of deliciousness. It's a win for everyone.
 
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2012-10-04 07:05:21 PM

Smeggy Smurf: If this is true then my ass is a terrorist weapon every day after lunch. There might be some truth to that. My coworkers tried to report me to the Hague as using chemical weapons


Hence all of the "weapons of ass destruction" jokes...
 
2012-10-04 07:06:29 PM
This is Texas?

Didn't know y'all Texans were such PUSSIES!
 
2012-10-04 07:08:05 PM
Texas: You can buy booze and liquor at a drive through, but a taco truck is just too dangerous.
 
2012-10-04 07:08:25 PM
Discovered a kebab truck just a few weeks ago. Sooo glad I did.

/Yes, we have food trucks here, too
//What? It goes both ways, like a reach around
///... Wait, that didn't sound good
 
2012-10-04 07:08:56 PM

indylaw: Texas: You can buy booze guns and liquor at a drive through, but a taco truck is just too dangerous.


Not drunk, I promish.
 
2012-10-04 07:09:15 PM

indylaw: Texas: You can buy booze and liquor at a drive through, but a taco truck is just too dangerous.


Why not move the trucks indoors? Same cooking, only on a building. Some people do that here.
 
2012-10-04 07:12:46 PM
A gasoline tank has more explosive capabilities than a propane tank.
 
2012-10-04 07:19:21 PM

CygnusDarius: indylaw: Texas: You can buy booze and liquor at a drive through, but a taco truck is just too dangerous.

Why not move the trucks indoors? Same cooking, only on a building. Some people do that here.


You mean park them in a garage, or just open a restaurant instead? It's not the same. I'm not sure you could run a food truck in a parking garage without carbon monoxide issues.
 
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