A judge has given the city two months to stop enforcing its 300-foot barrier ordinance that bars Baltimore food trucks from setting up near similar brick-and-mortar restaurants.
As temperatures drop during the fall, food trucks naturally have a harder time bringing in customers off the street, says Baltimore-based hospitality consultant Willy Dely. But thanks to a weeklong event he’s organized for next month, Baltimore’s mobile restaurateurs will have seven days devoted to serving up their delicious fare.
Naijha Wright-Brown, owner of Mount Vernon-based vegan soul food spot The Land of Kush, enjoys getting out of her own kitchen to dine at other restaurants around the city. However, she’s grown tired of servers offering her a salad as her only option or, worse, being urged to head around the corner for something suiting her dietary restrictions.
The local food scene took a bit of a breather last week, settling into summer with just a few events. This week restaurants are back in full force, hosting wine dinners, brunches and other events, and other organizations are getting in on the action, too, with everything from a doughnut bike crawl to one of the city’s most popular international festivals.
Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town this week: