When I read a headline like "Cocktail Food Trucks To Boom in 2012" my natural thought is that it doesn't sound like an idea that many municipal regulations will be friendly to. And, indeed, several grafs into the article the point is conceded: "cocktail trucks will not repeat the boom of food trucks due to legal issues."
The real truck-related question for 2012, I think, is what happens to the food trucks. Will the truck boom gain momentum as more cities seek to create truck-friendly regulations, or will truck-hating incumbent restaurant operators organize a clampdown?
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.