Food trucks return to Daley Plaza

Visiting Chicago for the first time, Joanna Rakoff got lost on her way to the Chicago Art Institute and ended up at Daley Plaza on Friday.

There, she found a crowd of people waiting to grab lunch from one of four food trucks.

It was the return of the weekly Food Truck Fest, which had taken a year off due to the pandemic. The trucks will be back every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Oct. 15.

Joanna Rakoff enjoys a cupcake in Daley Plaza on Friday
Sam Heller/ Sun Times

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The guest of honor: the San Diego Trolley. The bright red light rail line, star of the Metropolitan Transit System, first started rolling down the tracks on the 16-mile trip from downtown San Diego to San Ysidro at the Mexico border and back, 40 years ago.

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Local Eats: Mixing things up on the menu is key for DC’s Eats and Treats food truck

JACKSON, MI — You never know what might be on the menu at Jackson-based DC’s Eats and Treats food truck.

On Thursday, July 29, at the Northwest Community Schools $20K Food Truck Challenge, DC’s owner Darren Coffey was serving tacos and churros. Other days, it might be cheeseburgers, hot dogs and fries.

“We went with a neutral wrap (on the truck), so we can custom cater,” Coffey said. With no Mexican fare available at Northwest on Thursday, Coffey pivoted.

With digital menus on the side of the truck, changing the menu is easy, Coffey said.

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