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Curves ahead on food truck roadhttp://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/09/3612313/curves-ahead-on-food-truck-road.htmlFledgling food-truck scene runs into potholeshttp://www.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/113258/fledgling-food-truck-scene-runs-into-few-potholes/Food Trucks: How to Navigate the Food-on-Wheels Frenzyhttp://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2011/05/food_trucks_cookbook_heather_shouse.phpMasa Revolutionhttp://www.masarevolution.com/Food Carts Portlandhttp://www.foodcartsportland.com/Selling food from mobile conveyances is nothing new, and it has gone on for hundreds of years in a variety of guises. In the past few years, "foodies" have latched on to the notion of the designer and deluxe food truck as a type of urban totem. Many people enjoy the convenience and uniqueness of food trucks, and most municipalities are doing all they can to encourage their growth and success. One interesting wrinkle in all of this is that food truck manufacturers are going through a bit of an early 21st century renaissance. Times are good for companies like California Cart Builder, and chief executive Elma Eaton remarked, "At first it was mostly mom-and-pops. Then they started being ordered by universities, industrial food services, and franchise restaurants." The trucks are not cheap, new ones can cost up to $100,000. Many potential gourmet food truck owners are electing to just lease an existing vehicle, as they often come with all of the permits. After all that work, these gourmets-on-wheels need to find a suitable route or destination, as the competition in certain cities (such as Los Angeles) is getting quite intense.The first link will take visitors to a great piece from Sunday's Los Angeles Times about the food truck manufacturing world in Southern California. The second link leads to an article from Monday's Sacramento Bee about the world of food trucks in central California. Moving on, the third link will take visitors to an article from the Baltimore Sun about the difficulties some food trucks have finding prime real estate in Charm City. The fourth link will take interested parties to a review of the book "Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels" from the Village Voice's Lauren Shockley. The fifth link leads to the homepage of the documentary "Masa Revolution". The film is about the history of Mexican food trucks in Southern California, and visitors to the site will also find resources about the food truck movement. The final link will take users to a one-stop resource for information about the food cart scene in Portland.
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