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(Sun Sentinel)   If you're a City Commissioner pushing for a ban on all food trucks, it looks a little hypocritical if you also own a restaurant right by where the food trucks would park   ( ) divider line
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2012-12-22 06:41:39 PM  
3 votes:
"Hypocritical" is not the right word. "Suspicious", however, is acceptable.
2012-12-22 09:45:52 PM  
2 votes:

Funk Brothers: Apparently food trucks are popular is because they don't have to collect a sales tax or yet a property tax since they're mobile.

Food sold from a food truck isn't exempt from taxes in my state, nor is it exempt in states where all food is taxable.
2012-12-22 07:47:23 PM  
2 votes:
"The government is not allowed to make protectionist laws that protect one business over another," said Justin Pearson, executive director of the Institute for Justice, Florida Chapter. "That's unconstitutional."

Constitution knowledge FAIL.
2012-12-23 09:53:10 PM  
1 vote:
The argument against food trucks/carts around here (and in most places, I presume), is that the food truck/stand owner doesn't have to invest as much as a brick and mortar restaurant. Here in New Orleans - king of quick and delicious food - the only food carts we have are Lucky Dog, and they only prey on drunk tourists from Bourbon St. willing to pay $8 for a farking hot dog.

 I'd like to see us use our unique culinary culture and apply it the way places NYC or Philly do. The food will be cheap, but insanely delicious. But the restaurateurs have far more clout than some guy trying to serve cheap jambalaya from a cart. It's not going to happen.

 But can you imagine getting a small, $4 andouille omelette on your way to work instead of hitting the fast-food joints? Damn that must be nice.
2012-12-23 04:02:15 AM  
1 vote:

Agatha Crispy: Have a friend from the Philippines who opened up a shop for defoliation. She had some kind of fish that ate dead skin off your feet and did nails (not the fish, but the lady....never mind). Started doing really good and then the town shut her down because she didn't have a cosmotology license in New Jersey. $2,000 and had to pay to attend classes. Sure the fish thing sounds strange but there were a lot of Asians she knew that liked that. But the locals felt they were being pushed out so they started throwing around their clout. She couldn't afford it because she was doing it out of her house and one of the regulations in her township was that barbers and hair stylists couldn't work out of a private residence. But she never cut hair nor wanted to.

Cosmetology covers hair, nails, and skin. New Jersey has a separate license available for those that only want to do nails. She was fined for breaking state laws and regulations. Being licensed to perform services means that they know basic sanitation procedures and how to deal with blood spills.
2012-12-22 09:48:07 PM  
1 vote:
i've tried to enjoy food trucks.

but basically it's bad restaurant food that is so because it is restricted by the amount of preparation and made to stay in a truck for hours before serving, the diversity of the meal (because of the size of the truck), the prices are no better, and the lines are long.

some one tell me when I'm supposed to be impressed.

/has eaten at a lot of food trucks
//not all are bad, but this phase of food truck mania is a fad that I will not miss
2012-12-22 09:33:07 PM  
1 vote:
I used to love stalking the taco trucks when I lived in SoCal. Some will even tweet  their locations nowadays, so  it's even  easier. You can get some surprisingly tasty food from those things if you don't  have time to go out to the fields and get truly authentic  Mexican food from one of the trucks that parks out there. It would be a horrible thing to do to the  people of Sunrise to take that joy away from them.

/also chases the ice cream man down
2012-12-22 09:21:29 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe the word you are looking for is "self-serving".

/mmm, buffet
2012-12-22 06:51:49 PM  
1 vote:
Can anyone tell me what the definition of "Conflict of Interest" is?
2012-12-22 06:45:24 PM  
1 vote:
Very misleading headline.
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