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Iowa City Council passes food truck pilot, voices support for UI graduate student union

Collective bargaining rights and food trucks featured at Tuesday night’s Iowa City Council meeting, as plans for a food truck pilot program moved forward and representatives from the University of Iowa’s Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) sought the council’s support of collective bargaining and union benefits following legislation introduced yesterday in Des Moines. COGS […]

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Food trucks poised to become a downtown staple

Tito Francisco and James Wachutka, the co-owners of the Flip N’ Chop food truck, served up lunch outside the University of Iowa Boyd Law Building on a recent afternoon. Francisco flipped dough back and forth between his hands to create the naan bread that would become part of the duo’s tandoori chicken dish, one of […]

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UI Dining launches Street Hawk Food Truck in attempt to relieve stress on dining halls

In an effort to accommodate the record-breaking influx of new students, the University of Iowa Housing & Dining has added another meal plan option: the Street Hawk Food Truck. Non-students can also purchase meals there, though only credit cards will be accepted. The new vendor-on-wheels will be available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to […]

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Mobile food vending program starts today

The City of Iowa City pilot program for mobile food vendors starts today as five food carts set up shop in Chauncey Swan Park. The new program goes through October 31 and will allow vendors the opportunity to sell their food on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the downtown park. […]

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