Food Trucks http://wunc.org en 'The Farmery' Wants To Reinvent The Grocery Store http://wunc.org/post/farmery-wants-reinvent-grocery-store <p>There’s a movement in the Triangle to reinvent the grocery store.&nbsp; A prototype of this new urban market is open for business at American Tobacco in Durham.&nbsp; It’s called <a href="http://www.thefarmery.com/">The Farmery</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The urban market is made out of a converted 20 foot by eight foot shipping container with living wall planters hanging outside. &nbsp;The concept of The Farmery is to grow and sell at the same site.</p><p>“Almost every person that walks by asks us a question, when, where, why, how, what’s this for?”&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:20:11 +0000 Leoneda Inge 18502 at http://wunc.org 'The Farmery' Wants To Reinvent The Grocery Store The Triangle Foodie Scene Makes Way For Dogs http://wunc.org/post/triangle-foodie-scene-makes-way-dogs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Triangle has some of the state’s most sought-after flavors: a recent slew of </span><a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-claims-13-james-beard-award-semifinalists" style="line-height: 1.5;">James-Beard Award semifinalists</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Durham’s newest title, “</span><a href="http://wunc.org/post/what-being-tastiest-town-south-means-durham" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tastiest Town in the South</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” have people chatting happily about the region’s good tastes. </span></p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 14301 at http://wunc.org The Triangle Foodie Scene Makes Way For Dogs Raleigh Coffee Truck Offers 'Joe' And Sexy 'Janes' http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-coffee-truck-offers-joe-and-sexy-janes <p></p><p>In Raleigh, on the edge of downtown, there’s a coffee truck that causes many customers to do a double-take.&nbsp; The women pouring ‘cups of Joe’ are wearing fishnets, lingerie and other sexy attire.&nbsp; The truck is appropriately called <a href="http://cupojane.biz">'Cup O Jane.'</a>&nbsp; The entrepreneurs who started this risque coffee service were looking for options after a lay-off.&nbsp; And if there’s one thing for sure, even in a down economy, sex sells.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:40:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10806 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Coffee Truck Offers 'Joe' And Sexy 'Janes' Triad Roundup http://wunc.org/post/triad-roundup <p>Food trucks are all the rage when considering cuisine and Greensboro wants to get in on the trend. The city is conducting a limited trial of food trucks to see how well they fare. Plus, the long-time mayor of High Point isn't seeking re-election, and five candidates are vying for the position. Host Frank Stasio gets a Triad news roundup from Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:06:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 3694 at http://wunc.org Food Truck Trial In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/food-truck-trial-greensboro <p>A limited number of food trucks will be allowed in part of downtown Greensboro this fall.<br><br> The Greensboro City Council voted 7 to 2 last night, in favor of a pilot program that will run during October and November. Ten supporters told the Council they believe food trucks will offer more affordable choices to students and employees downtown. No opponents of the measure spoke at the meeting.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2021 at http://wunc.org Durham Food Truck Rules Discussed http://wunc.org/post/durham-food-truck-rules-discussed <p>The Food Truck scene in Durham is credited with helping to grow the area’s image as a top food destination.&nbsp; Durham officials are now trying to find a way to update its mobile vending code and keep the food truck business vibrant.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong>&nbsp; The City of Durham has been working on changes and updates to its 10-year-old mobile vending code for several months.&nbsp; But when they announced those changes last week, the food truck community cried foul.&nbsp; Grace Smith got a lot of those complaints.<br> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2120 at http://wunc.org Durham Food Truck Rules Discussed Durham May Tighten Food Truck Rules http://wunc.org/post/durham-may-tighten-food-truck-rules <p>The City of Durham is taking another look at its mobile vending rules.&nbsp; And that means Food Trucks.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong>&nbsp; Becky Cascio and Mike Hackerd rolled out their Pie Pushers Food Truck about a year ago.&nbsp; Cascio says it was a big step to make.<br><br><strong>Becky Cascio:</strong>&nbsp; My boyfriends a chef, he would love a restaurant but we’re not in a place in our personal lives, or financial or business knowing where we’re going to open a restaurant yet. So we saw this as a kind of stepping stone and Durham as a great spot to do it.<br> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2127 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Considers Looser Food Truck Rules http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-considers-looser-food-truck-rules <p>A motion presented by the Chapel Hill Town Council this week would make it easier for food trucks to set up shop in town. The latest proposal would require vendors to operate at least 100 feet from the entrance of a restaurant. That's similar to new food truck rules that went into effect this month in Raleigh. Food trucks are allowed in Durham under the city's zoning ordinances. The Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce says food trucks are unfair competition for restaurants. Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says the ordinance has other provisions designed to protect other businesses.<br> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7347 at http://wunc.org Food Trucks Might Be On The Move http://wunc.org/post/food-trucks-might-be-move <p>Food truck operators who hope to sell their creations in downtown Raleigh will soon know their fate. The City Council is set to vote today on a set of restrictions that will let them operate in the capital city. The public rift between food truck operators and bricks and mortar restaurant owners has been going on for more than a year. Some restaurant owners see food trucks as unfair competition. They say they pay high rents and property taxes, and fear that food trucks will set up outside their doors and siphon off customers.&nbsp; Mike Stenke owns the Klausie's Pizza truck. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8334 at http://wunc.org