Too Much Heat Hinders Food Trucks From Moving Forward

Not so fast.

We thought that food trucks were finally getting the green light when we heard that the city gave them the go-ahead to operate last summer, and then we heard that they were getting their own parking spaces a couple of months ago. Now the Tribune's Monica Eng serves us the real dish about what's going on with food truck ordinance and licensing in her thorough and stellar article, "Nothing's Cooking on Chicago's Food Trucks." She lists myriad reasons from various hopeful licensees about why there's been no, er, movement with regard to the matter; the chief reason being that the city just makes it too darn difficult: it's too expensive to outfit the truck with equipment the city deems necessary; lack of guidance from city and public health officials; standards and regulations not immutable. [Trib]