This Thoughts for Thursday is inspired by the Newport Food Truck Festival that I attended on Saturday at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, Rhode Island. Food Truck Festivals of New England organized and ran the event. I have been meaning to blog about the topic of food trucks for a while, but the event and my getting photos while there makes this a good time to write about the food truck movement.
Food Trucks are everywhere these days, even Food Network has a show dedicated to them. There are also smart phone apps to track trucks in a certain area. While many hail their appearance as an increase in food variety in a given area, a convenience, and a good deal, others worry that they could be damaging to bricks and mortar restaurants. Some cities are enacting legislation on where food trucks can park and for how long.
As with my first Thoughts for Thursday, I’ll pose some questions this week to start a discussion, and next week I’ll continue the topic with my thoughts.
So here are this week’s questions.
Have you eaten from a Food Truck? What was your experience like-an event, somewhere downtown on a lunch hour, did a truck come to your workplace? Did you like the food? How were the prices? Was the experience what you expected?
Where do you stand on the rise of Food Trucks? Do you think they benefit a community, do you think they harm it, or do you think they do not change a community at all?
Are there other questions I should be asking?
To get your ideas flowing here are just a couple of pictures from the food truck event I attended on Saturday.
There will be additional photos from the event on my Facebook page late tonight, so check those out in a few hours.
That’s it for now, I hope to hear from you all.