It’s another Bellevue food fight

Will Kreznick

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before. Until maybe 10 years ago, I thought of food trucks as those silvery vehicles that pulled up to factories at lunch time to peddle stale sandwiches and lukewarm coffee. As if I needed to be more out of it. Then […]

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.

Until maybe 10 years ago, I thought of food trucks as those silvery vehicles that pulled up to factories at lunch time to peddle stale sandwiches and lukewarm coffee.

As if I needed to be more out of it.

Then I started to see them parked at local events, delivering wares from Newport restaurants and statewide.

Now they’re all over town … even on Bellevue Avenue.

Yes, I said Bellevue Avenue.

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The truck sits a few hours a day, not far from stationary Mamma Leone’s. So now the City Council is riled up about this incursion. The members have spent upwards of 30 hours trying to unravel this mess. 

As far as I can tell, it’s not ending soon.

Once you mention “the Avenue,” people get a little panicked. A few years back, the Preservation  Society successfully proposed a snack bar at the Breakers. Death Row appeals aren’t as drawn out as this was.

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