From crepes to kimchi, sausage to shawarma -- food trucks are creeping their way into a city near you.
How about Newton?
Aldermen Ted Hess-Mahan, Amy Sangiolo and Greer Tan Swiston have officially docketed an item proposing an ordinance "promoting economic development and the mobile food truck industry in the city of Newton." The item will be considered by the Programs & Services, Public Facilities, Zoning and Planning and Finance committees before it goes before the full Board of Aldermen.
Although the discussion is still in the early stages, we want to know what you think: Are food trucks in Newton a good idea?
Over the summer, we posed a similar question to our readers to see what they thought about food trucks in Newton after Brookline passed a pilot program for food trucks in April.
Well, after a few months of having the food-on-wheels, the Brookline Board of Selectmen decided last week to extend town's food truck program through April 2013.
And while Newton does not have any official restaurants on wheels, the popular Newton restaurant Blue Ribbon BBQ recently opened up a food trailer off 2nd Avenue in Needham, just over the Newton line.
SOUND OFF: What do you think? Should Newton allow food trucks in the city? Where would they park? Are they good for economic development? Tell us in the comments section below.