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Gourmet Trucks Could Be Detoured Just as They Are Surging With Creativity

Assemblyman wants to keep mobile kitchens farther away from schools than marijuana dispensaries,

A state legislator wants to significantly limit where gourmet food trucks can operate, keeping them even farther from schools than marijuana dispensaries, Patrick McGreevy reports in the Los Angeles Times this morning.

In Chatsworth, the park along Devonshire Street near Mason Avenue.

The legislation could put many of the mobile kitchens out of business just as the industry is surging with creativity, according to the Times. Dozens of colorfully painted trucks have hit the road throughout California, serving gourmet dishes to largely young epicures and becoming nearly as emblematic of the state as surfboards and convertibles.

"It's a shame the state would … deny people the opportunity to do what they are passionate about," one patron, an administrator at a local charity, told the Times. "So many of the food trucks are doing such good things with fresh foods and ingredients.''

You can read the full story here.

Jock March 04, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Absolutely Crazy. Food trucks are a huge part of L.A.. Especially downtown to ELA.. The new Gourmet trucks give a great chef a way of serving several small areas without buying a restaurant. They pay road and licensing taxes. What is wrong with people ?
Val March 05, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Yet, cheap, fast food places like McDonalds can be built close to schools....hmmmmmm

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