Food Trucks

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Buffalo Public Schools have offered free grab-and-go meals ever since students began remote learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Now, combining two of the biggest trends in the culinary industry, it’s offering locally sourced meals on a new food truck. 

 

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Vincent LoVallo is an Uber driver. Yes, it is the same Vincent LoVallo who used to be Buffalo’s streets commissioner, mayoral chief of staff and City councilmember. He said ride-hailing coming to Buffalo is similar to when food trucks first came to the area.

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It’s that time for people to brave the elements and jump into frigid lake water.

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Buffalo has some fairly strict rules for food trucks, including a licensing requirement with a fee. Common Councilmembers are looking at a crackdown on trucks that are not licensed, but are selling food in the city anyway.

Press Pass: Buffalo Spree's Foodie 40

Jul 5, 2016

Everyone has to eat. That's why we're all interested in food. The July issue of Buffalo Spree has a special feature, titled "Foodie 40." In this weeks Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata says there are always plenty of food-related topics.


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It's one of Buffalo's oldest and most famous restaurants. But when a camouflage tarp was lifted Wednesday, Chef's officially became the latest member of the city's fleet of food trucks.

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Tens of thousands of holiday revelers filled the grounds at Canalside yesterday for a day long celebration of the Fourth of July.

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Who is the best Buffalo City Council member?  And where is the best place to hear comedy?  The answers are coming up on this week's Press Pass as Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata joins our Mark Scott to talk about the Best of Western New York.

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The guidelines for operating food trucks in the Town of Amherst have been settled.

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Legislators in the Town of Amherst will be considering regulations governing the operation of food trucks when they convene this week.

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Buffalo's array of food trucks received another year Tuesday as Common Council members approved new licenses and lower fees.

Council to vote on new food truck regulations

Mar 26, 2013
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We should know by the end of the day what the future holds for food trucks that want to operate within city limits. The Buffalo Common Council is expected to vote on a 'Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance' during a special session Tuesday afternoon.

Lawmaker seeks to cap food truck fees

Oct 16, 2012
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State Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing legislation that limits the annual fees municipalities across New York can charge mobile food vendors.

Kennedy says the food truck industry is booming, but inflated fees charged by municipalities are putting the brakes on mobile food vendors. The South Buffalo Democrat says his proposal will protect local control over regulating where and when food trucks do business.  

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Suburban governments in the region have been releasing their respective 2013 town budgets in the past week.  Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch has more in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott.

Lancaster Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli released a budget that cut taxes.  Amherst Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein's plan increases spending but holds the line on property taxes.  And residents of several other towns, including the Town of Tonawanda and Orchard Park, will see slight tax increases. 

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The 29th annual Taste of Buffalo drew thousands from Western New York and beyond to downtown on Saturday.

There were culinary delights of all kinds to suit every taste and desire. For the first time, food trucks were allowed into the festival. These traveling kitchens are becoming a very popular dining option in the city and they have been quite a draw at the festival.

Restaurateurs and volunteers are preparing to greet the many thousands of people expected to visit the Taste of Buffalo this weekend.

WBFO and AM 970's Jay Moran spoke with Chris Hitchcock, the person charged with overseeing the event billed as the largest two-day food festival in the United States.

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A downtown food truck operator has plans to expand its service a month after Mayor Brown signed new food truck rules into law.   The owners of Lloyd's Taco Truck has launched a campaign using Kickstarter -- a funding platform.  It allows supporters to pool additional funds needed for the truck’s down payment. 

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to the co-owner of Lloyd's Taco Trucks, Peter Cimino. 

New rules for food truck vendors approved

Jan 25, 2012
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The Buffalo Common Council overwhelmingly approved new rules for food truck operators.  

If signed into law by Mayor Byron Brown, food trucks would not be allowed to park within 100 feet of an existing restaurant or a hot dog vendor. 

They would also be prohibited from operating within 500 feet of a sanctioned city food festival.  

Food Truck debate continues

Oct 25, 2011
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The Buffalo Common Council held a meeting Tuesday to discuss issues surrounding food trucks in  the city. 

Restaurant owners voiced concerns about food trucks taking up parking spaces they say could be used for customers. One local hot dog vender said he would like food trucks to have a designated spot. 

Attorney Michael Kooshoian represents some of the restaurant owners.  He says they're not saying they don't want the food trucks in the area.