food truck


Definition of food truck 

: a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared Nearby, lunchtime crowds formed outside about half a dozen food trucks, serving Indian, Cuban, Mexican and French cuisine. —Hugo Martin Food trucks aren't new to the city's landscape. For decades they've offered cheap eats along roadsides and at construction sites across southern California. —David Brindley

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The Mayas eventually moved to the Sacramento area and opened a food truck in 1998, followed by a taqueria at 2700 Broadway in 2011. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Taqueria Maya owners open Mexican restaurant with a millennial twist in railyard," 12 July 2018 There are some restaurants nearby, but about the only thing quick would be a food truck serving Mexican. Ed Barkowitz,, "Comparing the sportsbooks at Atlantic City's Borgata and Ocean Resort ahead of the World Cup final," 11 July 2018 An aerosol can placed too close to a grill caused a small flash fire inside a food truck during the Oswego Farmers Market Sunday morning, Oswego Fire Department officials said. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aerosol can near grill causes fire inside food truck at Oswego Farmers Market, officials say," 2 July 2018 FOOD TRUCKS Grab dinner from a Milwaukee food truck or a Drexel Town Square fixture like Pizza Man, Bel Air Cantina, Valentine Coffee and Cubanitas. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the southern suburbs in July," 2 July 2018 If the neighbor refuses to cooperate, the seller could make the open house a boisterous one, with distractions like balloons, a food truck and coffee. New York Times, "How to Stop That Unruly Neighbor From Ruining Your Sale," 30 June 2018 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives This new episode visits an Italian restaurant in Key Largo, Fla., then samples Southeast Asian fare from a funky food truck in Stockton. Ed Stockly,, "Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New' on Hallmark," 22 June 2018 Trey & the Tritones will perform, and there will be a food truck from Keebs and Sunshine's Stuffed Grill in Fort Worth and wines, naturally. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "'Waitress' leads the menu of top 10 things to do in DFW," 13 June 2018 Beyond that: an area with picnic tables and a half-dozen food trucks (more on those in a moment) and a little garden. 8. Simon Dumenco, Country Living, "17 Things to Know About Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market at the Silos," 12 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of food truck was in 1884

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