DucknRoll Truck, 5411 Empandas, Bergstein’s Deli, and Two Italians will be at Joel Stein’s Man Made Book Tour Wednesday, Oct. 24 at ArtTango Center 4203 N. Ravenswwood 5-8pm. Guest will get to vote for their favorite food truck dish and wine paring from Stark Raving Wines. Winning food truck will be given the opportunity to have $2,000 donated to Meals on Wheels in their name!
October 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
Food truck entrepreneurs are inviting all hungry Chicagoans to celebrate Food Truck Day all day tomorrow –Thursday, July 12. The first 19 customers at participating food trucks will get a free goodie as a way to highlight the July 19 hearing in City Hall that may decide the fate of the city’s mobile cuisine.
The petition rally will be held at Fischman’s Liquor (4780 N. Milwaukee Avenue) beginning at 6pm. There will be food trucks, music, and fun for all food truck supporters.
Chicago’s food truck entrepreneurs are rallying support to change proposed food truck regulations before the July 19 hearing. Food trucks will have petitions and educational material on hand for food truck fans who want to get involved.
Food trucks and carts have exploded in recent years. Many cities—like Los Angeles and Austin—have embraced the street food craze. However, other cities have responded with protectionist and restrictive regulations. And Chicago has some of the most restrictive street food laws in the entire country.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed food truck ordinance will allow food truck owners and operators to offer a wider variety of food by allowing us to prep and cook onboard, while also extending sales to 24 hours. However, the ordinance retains existing rules and introduces new restrictions. The increased fines and penalties, banning trucks within 200 feet of a restaurant, and the new requirement of GPS tracking devices make it impossible for us to thrive in a competitive market place. So while we are being offered some new benefits — what’s the cost?
The strict 200-foot rule, GPS tracking and harsh parking penalties have nothing to do with protecting the public. Consumers should have the choice to sit down at a restaurant or grab food from a food truck. The city shouldn’t make that decision for them. Support your food trucks tomorrow and sign the petition.
Important Dates to Remember:
7/12 6pm: Petition rally at Fischman’s Liquors: 4780 N Milwaukee Ave
7/19 11am: Public Hearing: Room 201A, City Hall, 121 North La Salle Street
7/25 10am: City Council Vote
July 12, 2012 at 3:53 am |
Ready to be a part of Chicago’s food truck revolution while simultaneously supporting a very worthy cause? Good news: Rock for Kids is hosting a Food Truck Social!
You want tortas? We’ll have ‘em. Hot dogs more your thing? They will be there too. How about a juicy Wagyu burger? Maybe a duck bao taco with Asian slaw? And for dessert, frozen kefir. Done times five.
No need to feel guilty for stuffing your face with goodies either because 15% of sales will go to Rock for Kids so the organization can continue providing quality music education to underserved children of Chicago. We’ll also happily take your cash.
There are more exciting things in the works too, so be on the lookout for updates. For now, put this event on your calendar as a MUST DO. And tell your friends!
Since you’ve earmarked your cash for RFK donation you might be wondering how you’ll pay to quiet your stomach. Fear not. LevelUp will be at the Rock for Kids Food Truck Social ready to tell you about the fab app that lets you pay with your smartphone. Reps will also be handing out $5 promo codes and for each redeemed code will donate $5 to Rock for Kids! www.thelevelup.com
When: Wed., June 6 2012 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: 1540 N. Fremont St.
Note: The lot is in Lincoln Park at the corner of Fremont and Weed. If you’ve been to Joe’s on Weed St, you know how to get there. Nearest Red Line stop: North & Clybourn; buses: North Ave or Halsted. Here’s a map link…
June 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
Do you want Chicago to have a vibrant street food scene?
Do you want the freedom to start a successful food cart or truck?
Are you interested in how mobile food businesses build communities?
Join entrepreneurs, scholars, advocates, government officials, Chefs and foodies on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 East 60th Street, Auditorium for My Streets, My Eats Symposium.
Special Session for Vendors // 8:30 a.m.
Understanding how Chicago’s Laws Apply to You
Symposium // 9:30 a.m.
Meet our panelists
Street Food: An Important (and Delicious) Part of Urban Life
Moderated by Beth Kregor
Sean Basinski, Founder & Director, The Street Vendor Project
John Gaber, professor, University of Arkansas
Heather Shouse, author, Food Trucks
Chicago, What’s the Hold Up? The Need to Reform the Windy City’s Vending Laws
Moderated by Erika Pfleger, Assistant Director, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Willie Cochran, Alderman, Ward 20
Justin Large, Chef de Cuisine, Big Star
Vicki Lugo, Vice President, Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes
Samm Petrichos, Chef, Spice!
What Would Be Better? How Cities Can Create Economic Opportunity by Knocking Down Barriers to Vending
Moderated by Christina Walsh, Director of Activism and Coalitions, Institute for Justice
Bert Gall, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
Greg Kettles, Deputy Counsel, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Baylen Linnekin, Founder & Executive Director, Keep Food Legal
Gabriel Wiesen, Owner, Beaverʼs Coffee and Donuts Truck
Meet our panelists!
Meet Up // 1:30 p. m.
Food trucks will meet up outside the law school to serve lunch!
April 10, 2012 at 2:53 am |
Saturday, Feb. 11, marks OhNo!Doom’s gallery opening of its first 2012 exhibit, titled Super Button Mashers, a gamer tribute. The night will feature works from several local and import artists such as, Jeremiah Ketner, Aya Kakeda, Alex Willan (top right) and many more, as they present original art inspired by game console classics.
Accompanying the art will be local accents of food from the DuckNRoll food truck, music from Saskrotch & Kkrusty, coffee from The Wormhole, and beer from start-up brewery LowDive.
Doors will be open from 6pm to 10pm. 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
February 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
Do you like food? Do you like learning about how whiskey and other fine spirits are made? Then you should definitely come on out for Koval Distillery Tour and Pop-up Dinner with DucknRoll Food Truck & Catering on Wed., January 18 at 6pm.
The tour starts at 7 pm and lasts 1 1/2 hours and will be followed by Pop-up Dinner and pairing with the DucknRoll Food Truck & Catering.
Check out the pop-up dinner menu here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2748313279/eslihdr
About Koval Distillery
Tour Chicago’s first craft distillery since Prohibiton and learn about white and aged whiskey, liqueurs, brandy and vodka.
Koval makes everything from scratch in our Ravenswood distillery, and it is educational and fun to learn how spirits are created! Taste the spirits in the place they are made, and learn what makes Koval Distillery unique. The tour lasts 1 1/2 hours and takes place in our distillery, 5121 N Ravenswood, Chicago IL 60640. Our tasting room is now open and purchases can be made after the tour. Make your tour reservation here and pay in cash when you arrive or via paypal during the sign up process. Drink Local!
(Tours are limited to 25 people due to the small size our of distillery. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org)
January 18, 2012 at 3:41 am |
I can’t thank everyone enough for taking the time out to nominate DucknRoll Food Truck for Mobile Cuisine Magazine’s Food Truck Rookie of the Year. Today I found out that we are one of the 15 finalists from across the country. Yay!!! DucknRoll will be representing Chicago! The polls are now open and will be open for the next two weeks for everyone to vote for their favorite truck. It would be a great honor and super duper cool if the truck could nab this recognition. Starting the food truck has been one of the hardest, but most rewarding endeavors I have taken on in my life. I still can’t believe I get to wake up everyday and serve people the food I make. Thank you all again for your continued support!
If you love the DucknRoll Food Truck, help us spread the word near and far that we are in the running.
Click the link below and it will take you directly to the voting page. You won’t have to enter any information, just select your favorite Rookie Food Truck.
January 4, 2012 at 4:45 am |
Growing up, my mother worked 15 hours a day, 7 days a week and 363 days out of the year. Before my brother and I could drive, mom would wake up at 6:30 a.m. and drop us off at school and some how manage to jet home quickly in the afternoon to pick us up and make us dinner. This was the life of a restaurant owner. And despite numerous opportunities to work for other people, my mother lived by one motto: “Why work so hard to make other people money, when you can work just as hard for yourself.”
As I decided to take the opportunity this year to leave an incredible job to start my own venture, the first person I turned to for advice and guidance was my mother. As a supportive parent and successful entrepreneur, she helped pave the road that I now follow. She taught me that there is only so much luck in the world, so it is up to each person to make every moment and every opportunity count.
University of Chicago Women in Business: 3rd Annual Career Explorations Conference
Come and meet more prominent and successful women from a wide variety of industries and companies across all fields of business. Learn about careers in entrepreneurship, creative fields, finance, consulting, and marketing. WIB will also feature workshops on interviews, consulting cases, and career launching preparation. I will be speaking on the technology panel from 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m with an amazing group of speakers that includes:
Magdalena Mroczek (Panel Moderator), Senior Editor of the Ibbotson SBBI at Morningstar
Sue Khim, Founder of Edulender Alltuition
Alex Leichtman, Head of Merchant Manager Program at Groupon
Ariel Wen, Consultant in the Institutional Software Development Division of Morningstar
Program details are listed below:
3rd Annual Career Explorations Conference
Saturday, November 12th
9:30am – 3pm
University of Chicago
Booth School of Business – Harper Center
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637
For more information please visit the WIB website at http://wib.uchicago.edu/
November 11, 2011 at 4:26 am |
We love supporting the arts and this Friday kicks-off the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University production of the critically claimed musical, Rent. DucknRoll Food Truck and SweetRideChi will be selling some good eats Friday, Nov. 4 in front of the Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m., so come out to see a great show and fill your bellies with some banh mi and whoppie pies.
Under the shadow of relationships, drugs and the AIDS crisis, this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical written by Jonathan Larsen and directed by Jeff Award winner Dominic Missimi offers a heartrending and ultimately hopeful look at love and friendship in the face of illness. Presented by the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University.
November 4-20 | 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun
Added shows: Sat, Nov 12, 2pm; Thu, Nov 17, 8pm
Location: Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
$5 OFF TICKETS WITH CODE NURENT
Discount valid on advance purchase only.
(847) 491-7282 | www.tic.northwestern.edu
November 4, 2011 at 3:52 am |
Today was the DucknRoll Food Truck’s first day out cruising Chicago. Thanks all who came by and picked up a banh mi sandwich or noshed on our mango lychee salsa and Azuki cinnamon donuts. As we are still new on the road, we’d love to get your feedback on locations to park at or what you think of the food – negative or positive. While we aren’t a brick-and-mortar business, we still believe customer service still applies and we want to make sure the DucknRoll Truck is providing great food and even better customer service. Shoot us your comments on Twitter @DucknRollTruck or Facebook.com/DucknRoll.
November 1, 2011 at 3:20 am |
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