Carl thank you for showing your love care and concern for social change I agree it certainly starts with our youth I stand corrected no sir it starts with a human who understands that social change is possible and guns are not necessary when one understands human kindness and the unconditional care another human can share... I agree with your other friends you really are AWSUMB :)
Would like to see menus or some idea of food types
I would like to see the menu and have not been able to find one.
1. No one said food carts are unsafe or that foods other than hotdogs are unsafe. The article indicated that the Memphis Health Dept is not staffed to regulate the food carts. Hot dogs are 'fully cooked'. I bet the food vendor can sell chips also, right? And bottled sodas. The point is that the Health Dept has MUCH more responsibility when checking out a place that actually handles and cooks raw food. Hot dogs are easy.
To afford additional inspectors we could raise taxes on everyone OR here's a novel idea, increase the permit/inspection fee so that the carts cover their own costs of inspection to certify their cart is sanitary.
2. Restuarants with fixed locations are investing in employees, rent, taxes (a lot more than just sales taxes) - investing in your community. We all benefit from this investment. So yes there should be somewhat of of a level playing field in terms of protecting them from a competitor setting up on their sidewalk - I bet an 'established' hot dog cart would get pretty angry if he arrived one day and two other hot dog carts were on 'his' corner even though he has no claim at all to a specific corner and has made no investment supporting that corner, only invested in himself.
Now don't take this comment to mean that I believe fixed location restaurants are the best and only option we need. I have eaten from food carts and trucks in the past and will in the future, I just see the commenters being pretty negative about the fixed locations and I think that is unfair.
38103 - on what basis do you claim 'not one thought about what was actually safe'? I bet you have none other than general snark. If any of us were in charge of writing regulations about safety for food carts, wouldn't it be smart to start with restaurant regulations and then take out what we don't need and then consider what needs to be added to account for the non-fixed location (not connected to city water/sewer, no electricity, ice is less reliable than ac powered refridgeration ....)
Bubbah/Jeff - if you feel employees at a restaurant are not washing their hands, video it and send to the Health Dept. In other words, do something about it rather than blindly paint all restaurants this way and blindly assume all food carts are washing their hands frequently with their non-running water.
Jeff yes moving food outside has an impact on the safety. Raw food must be kept properly refridgerated. A food cart generally has a limited amount of water available for washing, uses ice for refridgeration, is open to airborne contaminants such as dust, leaves, etc. Not that they cannot be safe, but be fair - there IS a difference and in Memphis the Health Dept had not made an investment in learning how to keep food carts safe.
Glad their back...
So glad for them. They were originally in Bartlett near me, but all of a sudden they were gone. So glad the business survived and is thriving.
This will be a great addition for the downtown lunch crowd toward the north end and the courthouse. I look forward to dining there! Salmon...mmm...
That "Prime market wants a story" is some BS sold by the designer.
Ghost River is the classic Memphis beer brand, it should have that feel. Instead it feels like a graphic design student went overboard on their rebranding project.
Hmmm... those coins look like pills to me. I don't think I like it. At least make the coins look like pieces of eight or something. And I agree with Clyde. The tree rocks.
That cypress tree logo was/is awesome. I hope we see it again.
excellent article...right up to the part about the chemo bad adjustment. wholly unnecessary.
Look at Allan. One of my favorites. Would love to see you feature Jerry Deron from Neils. He's got a great life story
Thank you for what you are doing Christina, it sounds like a lot of fun for everyone. My husband and I will definitely be signing up for one of your tours!
Thank you so much Lesley for this great article. I can not smile big enough!!
Glad to see Blu Fin back on track.
That is one glorious beard.
10 units in 1 acre doesn't sound very suburban to me.
This is a great looking project. South Main is certainly on-fire and a big draw for attracting creatives to Memphis.
One problem I do see with the area is that owners of vacant property developing suburban looking projects in the area.
A proposal was made today for single family suburban styles homes to be built next door to Loflin Yard. We can't build a city if we can't stop building the suburbs Downtown.
JoyRide wow! Awesome Cuban sandwich! She placed second in the World's Best Cuban Sandwich competition in Tampa last month.
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