Should Food Trucks Serve Alcohol?
The Pera Turkish Taco Truck, has won the fist liquor license ever awarded to a food truck in New York, putting the East Coast food truck scene a step ahead of the one in Los Angeles, as the Los Angeles Times notes.
Pera Turkish Taco received the license last Thursday and started serving alcohol the next day, says the New York Times.
The full license from the New York State Liquor Authority permits the truck to offer beer, wine and cocktails during regular operating hours, as long as the beverages are consumed in the truck’s assigned seating area on the terrace.
Pera applied for the license in March. William Crowley, a spokesman for the liquor authority, confirmed that Pera’s was the city’s first food-truck liquor license. He said the application was approved because the truck was limited to a “specifically defined area.”
Pera Turkish Taco is stationed at the site of the former Tavern on the Green restaurant; a post office and tourist shop are now located there.
Should food trucks, restaurants on wheels, serve alcohol?
What if so to speak “booze mobiles” brought the beverages to your corner as readily as the ice cream truck brings its frozen treats? So long as the driver doesn’t sample the wares…
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