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Buenos Aires Could Be One Step Closer To Legalizing Food Trucks (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

There’s good news for street food fanatics in Buenos Aires. A new law has been presented to the city’s legislature that would make food trucks legal, and able to operate independently of festivals and other events. The law was presented by Francisco Quintana, and states that the local government would be able to establish rules and other norms for the sale of food from food trucks.

Per the law, the trucks couldn’t hold a permanent place, and their license would be for one year, with the ability to renew. Owners would be required to pay a monthly fee for use of a public space, and would have to pay taxes like any other restaurant, which would allow for more regulation amongst the trucks. Speaking of the proposed law, Quintana said, “With this initiative we are looking to create a business model that is favorable both for the producers and the consumers of gastronomy.” 

Distrito Food Trucks Opens Today In Buenos Aires (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Distrito Arcos]

[Distrito Arcos]

With nearly perfect weather in the forecast and the weekend laid out in front of us, what better occasion for a food truck festival in Buenos Aires? As the hottest trend going in food today continues to gain footing in Argentina, this weekend street food lovers will get their chance to try exciting dishes from a handful of the city’s top food trucks, paired with live music and more. Distrito Food Trucks will take over the Distrito Arcos outlet space in Palermo today through Sunday. Don’t miss out.

Docs | Inside São Paulo’s Hottest Food Truck Parks

By Joanna Marracelli

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As we highlighted yesterday, the food truck scene has been exploding in São Paulo as of late.  This city isn’t fond of getting your fix on every street corner, so you aren’t likely to find one just hanging out anywhere.  No, São Paulo keeps it classy and instead there are entire parks devoted to the art of street foods. Since May when the Butantãn food truck park first opened, the area has been drawing increasing numbers of crowds eager to sample the diverse goods, all in one outdoor arena.  Got a hankering for an overstuffed porchetta sandwich with all the fixings?  How about an artisan made popsicle made with real chunks of fruit? A polenta craving?  From samosas to churros, Butantãn is sure to leave you satisfied. Even the iconic Brooklyn Brewery from NYC has set up shop.

Rosario, Argentina Could Legalize Food Trucks (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Gastronómico]

[Gastronómico]

As the success and excitement of food trucks continues to spread across the northern reaches of South America, it seems that the trend is trickling down to cities large and small in the Southern Cone.  Three city council members in the city of Rosario, Argentina, about three hours northwest of Buenos Aires, have proposed allowing food trucks in the city as a new trend in selling food.  According to Martin Rosúa, one of the council members, “This is a trend in major cities, and so we need to create a standard for it in Rosario to promote these types of iniciatives.”  If the proposal passes, it could help the case for Buenos Aires where food trucks, although they do exist, aren’t yet street legal.

Mientras el éxito y emoción sobre los food trucks sigue pasando en las partes al norte de Sur América, parece que la tendencia está empezando alcanzar a las ciudades grandes y pequeñas del Cono Sur.  Tres concejales en la ciudad de Rosario, Argentina, a tres horas al noroeste de Buenos Aires, han propuesto permitir los camiones de comida como una nueva forma de vender alimentos.  Según Martin Rosúa, uno de los concejales, “Esta modalidad es una tendencia en grandes ciudades, por ello la necesidad de crear en Rosario un marco regulatorio para promover estas iniciativas.” Si se pasa la propuesta, podría ayudar el caso de Buenos Aires donde los camiones, aunque existen, no son legales en la calle.

The New São Paulo Street Food Landscape

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Natasha Greenhouse]

[Natasha Greenhouse]

2014 has been the year of street food for São Paulo. While it used to mean modest hot dog carts or pastel stands, that all changed at the end of 2013. Mayor Haddad passed a law to lift the restrictions on foods that could be sold in public spaces in order to promote entrepreneurship and a more inclusive use of the city. Consequently, this year has seen an incredible explosion of new, innovative ways food is being presented and consumed.

Here are a few centers that represent what São Paulo street food is now.

Mercado Paula Gourmet Hits Santiago This Weekend (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Paula]

[Paula]

Now that the heat is on and the sun is out in Santiago, it’s a great weekend to get out and enjoy of one of the city’s biggest and most important food festivals, Mercado Paula Gourmet.  Featuring chefs from around the world including Rafael Piqueras, acclaimed chef of Maras in Lima, Australia’s Bill Granger, and more than 100 stands offering a wide variety of dishes and gourmet products, the seventh edition of this springtime classic promises to be bigger and better than ever.  This year, in addition to the six different restaurants on hand serving up world cuisine, there will also be an entire section dedicated to food trucks. Renzo Garibaldi, the Peruvian butcher who has been been winning over hearts and stomachs with his 300-day dry-aged beef, and other carnivorous creations, will also be on hand for live butchering and cooking demonstrations.  Simply put, there will be no shortage of great cuisine.

Mercado Paula Gourmet will take place this weekend at Parque Araucano, from Thursday, October 23, to Sunday, October 26.  The festival will run from 11:00 to 23:00 each day.  General admission is CLP $5.000, and children 12 and under will enter for free.  We’ll see you there.