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
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
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Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.