Best of the New 2010: People & Ideas
Guns, abortion, and double-groom cake toppers may continue to divide us, but a citizen’s right to scarf down carefully prepared comestibles from the side of a parked vehicle has achieved a critical mass of popular support. This summer, the local food-truck movement started to gain political traction as well. Michael P. Ross, Boston City Council president, called a hearing on how best to get mobile-munchies merchants up and running. In November, Ross and fellow councilman Salvatore LaMattina embarked on a “listening” tour of Los Angeles’s established scene to find out why the sky there hasn’t fallen.
Pictured: Clover Food Truck near MIT.