Friday, February 22, 2013
More than 35 different trucks will gather in the South End this summer.
The organizers behind the SoWa market have been busy this winter. The 2013 SoWa Open Market will feature its usual open market, vintage market and farmer's market, and this year, will include an expanded lineup of food trucks, featuring more than 35 different food vendors and restaurants on wheels. The open market, which will be celebrating its ten year annivesary this year, is open every Sunday from May through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with several different locations up and down Harrison Avenue in the South End's SoWa district. The 2013 season will begin on May 5. Vendor scholarships offered New this year to the market is a scholarship program for new and up-and-coming Open Market vendors. "Many of you started out at SoWa and …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The first food truck competition between the rival cities took place Saturday. It drew 10,000 people to downtown Boston.
The Boston-New York sports rivalries have tilted a bit recently toward our obnoxious neighbor down I-95. So what? On Saturday, Boston won where it counts: The Food Truck Throwdown. The daylong competition pitted seven food trucks from Boston against seven food trucks from New York City as contestants vied for the title of Best Food Truck. The idea for the event came from Sara Ross, owner of Kickass Cupcakes, and was supported from the city of Boston, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and the Boston food truck community. Ross gives a recap of the competition in this Herald video. Boston Contenders included: Bon Me, Kickass Cupcakes, Lobsta Love, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Staff Meal and Cookie Monstah. Bon Me has been a …
Friday, July 29, 2011
By the end of Wednesday's meeting, everyone seemed to have a clearer understanding of how a Go Fish! food truck would fit into the neighborhood.
Editor's Note: This article was updated on Saturday, July 30 at 12:30 a.m. to reflect newly supplied information from the Mayor's office. Food trucks are cropping up all over Boston, eliciting largely positive reactions from hungry, on-the-go consumers, while garnering equally nervous ones from area restaurant owners. Charlestown residents, public officers and the owner of Go Fish! Mobile Food Truck met on Wednesday to discuss the controversial opening of a food truck in the Navy Yard. Neighborhood liaison Danielle Valle Fitzgerald arranged the meeting at the Constitution Inn after the news of the coming food truck took many neighbors and restaurant owners by surprise. People were further puzzled after the truck didn’t show up Wednesday, …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and city officials will discuss food truck plans for the neighborhood.
Today is Tuesday, July 26. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. Food trucks: You've got questions about where that one destined for the Navy Yard has been and city officials (hopefully) have answers. You can hear from them this Wednesday during a special meeting at the Constitution Inn/YMCA. Reps from the city and the Friends of the Navy Yard will be meeting on the fifth floor at 7 p.m. to go over the food truck plan for the neighborhood. The meeting is open to the public. 2. Have you lost a black cat? Fran Roberts posted on Patch yesterday that one has been roaming backyards around Hancock Street. Feel free to respond here if the cat's yours, and I can get you two connected. 3. Been wondering about next steps for the Rutherford…
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and city officials are hosting a meeting Wednesday to discuss plans for a food truck in the neighborhood.
The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and officials from the city will meet on Wednesday to discuss food truck plans for the Navy Yard. The meeting is open to the community and business owners. Two weeks ago, city officials announced that one of several new food trucks in Boston would be stationed in the Navy Yard. But on the appointed day that the truck was supposed to arrive, no vendors turned out. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Constitution Inn/YMCA, should explain what's happening with food trucks in the neighborhood. Stay tuned to Patch later this week for updates on the meeting.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A new food truck is due to arrive in the Navy Yard today and Charlestown's farmer's market is set for 2 to 6 p.m. on Main Street.
Today is Wednesday, July 13. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. The neighborhood is getting a food truck! In the Navy Yard, to be precise. Starting today (and daily, thereafter), a group of rotating vendors will be serving Charlestown, as part of the city's recent push to support more mobile culinary ventures. We've got more details on this excellent news, including the list of trucks you'll be seeing in the Navy Yard. See you there? 2. And Charlestown's also got a farmer's market again. From 2 to 6 p.m. today, a farming family from Worcester County will be selling their produce at a stand on Main Street (right behind Ace Hardware). The market runs on Wednesdays from now until the end of October. 3. There's a free summer …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
As part of the city's latest round of food truck permits, vendors will now be serving the neighborhood with a site in the Navy Yard.
There's a new food truck in town. Fifteen of them, actually. Starting tomorrow (July 13), there will be a food truck serving Charlestown at the corner of 5th and 1st Streets in the Navy Yard. The site is one of several new food truck locations announced by the mayor's office this week. So what kind of truck will be there? Fifteen new vendors have won permits from the city and they'll be serving the Navy Yard site on a rotating basis. They are: Boston’s Food Truck program, unlike in other cities, has designated permanent spots on city streets where food truck vendors can apply to operate, according to a press release from the mayor's office. The food trucks will serve a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner foods from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (…