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Food Truck Congestion Pricing

Food Truck Congestion Pricing

Hundreds of food trucks slowed traffic during afternoon rush hour last Thursday in a mass protest of the city’s new congestion-pricing scheme. The act of civil disobedience, coordinated by the Mobile Food Providers Alliance, delayed commuters on their way home from work by up to 90 minutes. At 5:30 p.m., at least 215 food trucks…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Fighting Faux Mormon Corn

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Fighting Faux Mormon Corn

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. The company which employs Torbjorn Bruhn keeps this bookish, blond-haired, forty-two year old lawyer hopping –  even though it hasn’t produced a single product in more than thirty years. As the official “copyright bulldog” of the Hearth’s Delight estate,…

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The Eat at Joe’s Riots

The Eat at Joe’s Riots

Special dispensation was granted last Friday by the City Council to Ontario-based Sports Restaurant chain “Shoeless Joe’s” to establish a franchise within city limits, making it the first local eatery since the 1931 passing of a restrictive city ordinance to be allowed to use the name “Joe” in its advertising and logo. Why “Joe,” you…

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Friday Facts: Politics, Plumber, Pancakes

Friday Facts: Politics, Plumber, Pancakes

:: Republican City Councilwoman Maribeth Cosgrove currently has a nine point lead over Democratic incumbent Joseph Wilders in polls released this morning in advance of the mayoral election. :: City Treasurer Donald Munro reports that Mayor Wilders has spent $1,192 of his own funds on clothing during his current re-election campaign. An additional $29.95 in…

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City Council Gets Hands In ‘Overly Diffused Muffins’

City Council Gets Hands In ‘Overly Diffused Muffins’

Mayor Wilders issued a statement today reminding all bakeries, restaurants and members of the Independent Mobile Food Vendors Association in the city that enforcement of the new regulation against “overly diffused muffins” begins next Monday. As passed by the City Council in the spring, all muffins baked within City limits are required to contain at…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Having Your Cake And Respecting It In The Morning

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Having Your Cake And Respecting It In The Morning

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. Theron Wagner remembers his bachelor party vividly – it was the day he realized that he might be in the wrong line of work. “We had it down at Funland Pizza, I got everyone twenty dollars worth of tokens…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Otter Popularity

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Otter Popularity

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. Juan Booth, 53, has the kind of job that makes your mouth water. For almost forty years, Booth has been Chief Flavor Technician at Jel-Sert, the company which produces the world-famous Summertime treat, Otter Pops. “It’s exciting,” says the…

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Foreign Takeover of Beloved Cheese-Whip

Foreign Takeover of Beloved Cheese-Whip

When Mathias Barnaby, founder of the famous Cheese-Whip factory, opened his original North Falls dairy in in 1899, even he couldn’t have realized how much his enterprise would eventually mean to the city. Since Cheese-Whip’s invention and introduction in 1927, the semi-solid pasteurized cheese food product has been one of the major cornerstones of the…

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Pothole Budget Mistakenly Allocated For Potluck

Pothole Budget Mistakenly Allocated For Potluck

Due to a clerical error, city funds earmarked for this spring’s pothole repairs were mixed up with funds intended for a potluck for City Streets Department employees to celebrate last month’s groundhog’s day. Streets Department clerk Debbie Winton, who was in charge of the potluck, admits she was taken aback when she first saw the…

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Friday Facts: Bag of Chips, Bunco Squad

Friday Facts: Bag of Chips, Bunco Squad

:: Flavor of potato chips being eaten by Mayor Wilders in a photo on the front page of the News the day he unveiled the Mayoral Citywide Nutrition and Fitness Initiative: Utz Carolina BBQ :: A correction- in last week’s Friday Facts, we incorrectly listed a 6-month subscription to The Evening Press as one of…

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