Our friend Chris Shimoda has a great article on the impending death of Sacramento's taco trucks in today's Sacramento News & Review, with plenty of information on why this sort of thing happens - and why we need to fight it. Thanks for the plug(s), Chris!
Last year, however, the Sacramento City Council saw fit to declare food-vending vehicles at permanent locations a nuisance, effectively a death sentence for Sacramento’s taco trucks, this despite similar measures being struck down throughout California. Only a handful of local trucks survived the ban—and they’ll disappear, too, by 2012.
Joshua Lurie-Terrell, local resident and curator of yumtacos.com, recently served as guide to Sacramento’s going-the-way-of-the-dodo taco vendors. Lurie-Terrell, author of a useful Google map documenting trucks both here in Sacramento and as far east as New York, has been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. And with a merry taco-eating band in tow — Lurie-Terrell’s partner in crawl, Gaela; this writer; and said writer’s lovely girlfriend — we set off to explore the last days of the Sacramento taco truck, leaving no ceviche tostada unturned.