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9th Ave Street Food founders Angelique Ribeiro and Jasmine Whittingham leased a parking lot at 638 Evans Street, where they park their truck and serve lamb nachos, barbecue turkey sliders, salmon nuggets, banana foster nuggets, and more at what Ribeiro calls an outdoor restaurant.
Propósito, a new blue and white food truck that sits in the parking lot of the Exxon at the corner of Lindbergh Drive and Piedmont Road, opened two weeks ago. It serves breakfast and lunch tacos with classic Mexican flavors such as barbacoa and al pastor pork, along with quesadillas and icy bottles of Mexican Coke.
Atlanta bars, restaurants, hotels, and food trucks are letting loose with some cool geek-themed food and drink in the spirit of the Con, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Nineteen of the 99 food trucks recognized by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition opened this year. Here are the ones that caught our attention.
Even though Carson Young is planning to open multiple locations of Yumbii, his food trucks aren’t going anywhere. “Our roots will always be in the food truck space,” he says. “But after finding the right location, we’re excited to finally open a permanent taco stand.”
Think of food truck cultures, and cities like Portland and Austin and Los Angeles come to mind. Not Atlanta. But six years since people like Greg Smith and Carson Young started pushing legislators, we’re finally seeing some major changes for the better.
In what is the first step to a major legal victory for Atlanta food trucks, Atlanta City Council passed an amendment Monday allowing vendors to operate on certain public streets around the city. That means that as soon as Mayor Kasim Reed signs the bill (or seven days from now when the bill becomes law immediately), you could be in line to buy tacos from a truck parked in a metered space. Previously, trucks could only obtain permits to vend on private property.
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