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News: October 11, 2013

2013 October 11

Updates on Food Trucks and the Government Shutdown

As reported a few days ago, some food trucks are having a hard time of it during the government shutdown. For more recent information, see this article from Washington City Paper and this video from the Washington Post.

New Food Truck Regulations

We’re now 11 days into the new food truck regulations, which were published late last month. The lottery begins November 1. Read more from Tim Carman at Washington Post.

Sit-Down “Street Food” Experience

We at the Supreme Cart have struggled to define what is “street food.” Maketto, a pop-up at Hanoi House on 14th Street from Toki Underground veteran Erik Bruner-Yang, purports to offer an Asian “street food” experience in a sit-down atmosphere (Asian Fortune). We’ll let you be the judge.

Mayor Gray Proposes Ban on Styrofoam Food Containers

Washington Business Journal reports.

Around the World

“Food Truck Pioneer Battles Food Deserts with High Cuisine.” NPR reports on the newest effort from the chef behind LA’s Kogi. Locally, the Washington Post recently reported on a similar effort in Prince George’s County from Everlasting Life (@EverlastingLyfe).

Somehow we missed the inaugural World Street Food Congress, which took place in Singapore in May and June. Even Bourdain was there, proclaiming, “Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race.” We affirm. Until next year, here are the 2013 World Street Food Award winners. Nothing from the DC area (yet).

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