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Heading North, Food Trucks Make a Haul

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Matt Kenfield is “the idiot” who initially thought running a cupcake truck would be a bad idea. But his girlfriend and business partner, Kati Anderson, recognized the mobile-food trend catching on in Denver a couple years ago, and Kenfield soon watched as “people went crazy” over the trucks. Now he and Anderson, who owns Pisa Cakes, are taking her sweet treats on the road, headed for Fort Collins in their Cupcake Cruiser, reports 7News. While the red tape surrounding mobile food service can be a headache, the couple’s investment of $25,000, including the purchase and conversion of an old mail truck, is likely to start paying off once the Cruiser is in business later this month.

Denver’s food truckers know bureaucratic regulations all too well, and the city is working to make the rules—and the downtown area—more friendly for them, writes Westword, which quashes rumors that Civic Center Eats has been canceled. The summertime gathering of trucks, carts, entertainment, and hungry crowds in Civic Center Park on Tuesdays will return and promises to be better than ever, promoters say. And that’s a relief. Some of our favorite eats come from Denver’s streets.

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