Taking a Detour

Local Food Trucks Adapt to an Industry Radically Altered By Covid-19

“We’re trying to adjust and adapt. It’s nothing like it used to be.”

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Alas, Poor Yorick

New Food Truck Serves Up Comfort Food in a Downtown-Adjacent Courtyard

The name of Hamlet's Eatery might lead you to expect Danish cuisine, but the truck instead offers burgers, quesadillas and tacos.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

A New Food Truck Brings Gourmet Grilled Cheese to the Streets of Sarasota

Big Blue Grilled Cheese Company is serving cheesy sandwiches at neighborhoods throughout Sarasota.

08/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Island time

A Server Laid Off Because of COVID-19 Has a New Project: A Puerto Rican Food Truck

After he lost his job, Antonio Pereira decided to open Savor 100x35.

06/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sweet story

Kona Ice Trucks Are Helping Local Schools Raise Money, One Shaved Ice at a Time

"We simply care about our kids, and if there's a need, we go after it," says Elizabeth Boyers, one of the local franchise's owners.

03/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Homage to Catalonia

Michael's on East Food Truck Brings Spanish Cuisine to Selby Gardens

The truck is setting up throughout the gardens' "Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind" exhibit, which concludes in June.

03/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wheels of fortune

New Mexican Food Truck Hits the Streets of Bradenton

Rincon Mexicano serves tacos and quesadillas stocked with pork al pastor, beef or chicken.

06/06/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tel Aviv in a Truck

Spice Boys Brings Modern Israeli Food to Sarasota

Steven Schmitt and Carl Kolber were inspired by eateries Shaya in New Orleans and The Palomar Restaurant in London and chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

So Here's a Story from A to Z

New 'Modern Israeli' Food Truck Debuts

Owners Steven Schmitt and Carl Kolber call their cuisine "modern Israeli," citing restaurants like Shaya in New Orleans and The Palomar Restaurant in London and chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi as inspirations.

02/27/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bulgogi Bonanza

New Korean Barbecue Restaurant Opens

A popular food truck has pulled into the space that once housed La Dona Donuts.

08/17/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Anna Maria Island Festival Highlights Beaches, Food Trucks

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is holding the Beach 'n Food Truck Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

03/21/2017 By staff

On Tap

A Brewery Cookout, a Food Truck Rally and the Second Annual Seafood and Music Festival

This week's roundup of great grub gatherings.

01/17/2017 By Riley Board

Food

Sarasota County Commission Loosens Food Truck Regulations

The new rules will allow truck owners to obtain a temporary use permit that would allow them to operate on multiple properties with the property owner's consent.

11/09/2016 By staff

Truck Tales

10 Bucks or Less: Happy Hour Cafe

Sampling Venezuelan street food in a gas station parking lot.

08/16/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 7/20/16

From the lobster roll at the new Veronica Fish & Oyster to a favorite appetizer at Indigenous, here are the 5 best things we ate this week.

07/20/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Trailer Made

10 Bucks Or Less: El Carrito Grill

A gas station food truck that excels at crafting South American sandwiches.

06/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

'Cue Up

10 Bucks Or Less: A & G Caribbean BBQ

Looking for good pulled pork and jerk chicken? Head to a nearby Shell station.

05/23/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 5/10/16

From strip-mall ramen noodles to a food truck masterpiece, here are the five best things our food writers ate this week.

05/10/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Food & Drink

No County Decision on Food Truck Rules Yet

The Sarasota County Planning Commission voted Thursday to delay a decision on how best to loosen county rules that govern food trucks.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Screeeeeech!

Planning Commission Delays Decision on Food Truck Rules

The board expressed a desire to loosen county regulations, but was split about the best way to proceed.

05/06/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker