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.
DeathByGeekSquad: It's a bit interesting to see folks fascination with the Middle East, but little acceptance that the relative peace we enjoy here in the States is not always the case around the world. Yes, people say "Oh, I know...", but do they really think about it? If you were going to construct a car/truck bomb, would you not think to use something like a Food Truck as a base? It's already got a gas reservoir, and propellants/fuel wouldn't look that out of place at first glance.I'm clearly not suggesting that Houston is about to be bombarded with Food Truck Bombs, but in the general sense Food Truck as a Potential Threat is somewhat feasible - given the right circumstances.
bmr68: That's the Houston I know and hate.I work downtown and food trucks would be a logical fit in some areas.
I May Be Crazy But...: Salacious Salad: I May Be Crazy But...: 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 trucksSTEAL?!? No, Austin IS the music scene. Houston just hopes to get a little contact high by standing real close and breathing deep.I may have said too much about the Austin music people...Shut up, Austin sucks and no one should ever move there.Hey, I had to move away. So everyone, Austin is a paradise. There's beautiful spring fed pools where women don't wear tops. And great music and food. And a permissive culture. I'm not even kidding.All you Californians should keep moving there and ruining it.
pxlboy: TheDirtyNacho: 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.Good point. The closest food truck to us is operated by a local Mexican joint. The food truck is an expansion of that business and is always busy. The restaurants should get it together and compete -- or go out of business.
downstairs: 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.
downstairs: Dealing with this crap down here in New Orleans, too. Though they haven't used the "terrorist" angle. Yet. And we have some awesome food trucks.
ClavellBCMI: Oh, and the building I work at chased off the food truck that had been servicing us for the last three years... because the company that is moving part of their operation into the building complained. A Japanese-owned auto-parts manufacturer. Whose employees, at their assembly plant that is literally across the street, have to buy their food from the company-owned cafeteria.
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.
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
Satanic_Hamster: Live outside of Houston, been following this. The big / real issue; downtown restaurants don't want their businesses hurt by competition.
cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY//
Nabb1: Diogenes: Dancin_In_Anson: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY// What "brown people" are you referring to?Just because the article doesn't suggest what his true motivations might be doesn't mean we can't speculate.So, he's either a dumbass or he has problem with Mexicans. Which would you prefer?/yes, i rtfa//realize he's brown, tooHey, mister, other ethnicities sell food from a truck. Open your mind, man. If you want to see somewhere where they nixed foot trucks because they don't like Mexicans, that would be Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Fascists. I love taco trucks.
Diogenes: Dancin_In_Anson: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY// What "brown people" are you referring to?Just because the article doesn't suggest what his true motivations might be doesn't mean we can't speculate.So, he's either a dumbass or he has problem with Mexicans. Which would you prefer?/yes, i rtfa//realize he's brown, too
Dancin_In_Anson: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY// What "brown people" are you referring to?
Nabb1: cretinbob: BROWN PEOPLE ARE SCARY//[i2.photobucket.com image 157x88]There seems to be a pandemic of DNRTFA in here.
Vodka Zombie: It's a shame too. There are some pretty decent food trucks in Houston.
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