Street Food

Online appetites

Online appetites

Google Maps

Food fans create online maps of great taco trucks, Chinese restaurants, and pizza spots, persuading others to submit their treasured information. Mapping introduces people to small businesses that they might not otherwise find and helps them see the good in their own community, one mapper says. For taco trucks, click 'See also.'

By Cyrus Farivar

National Public Radio 2008-04-28

See also 

Park place:

As demographics change and number of immigrants increases, parks service employees get crash course on food traditions of ethnic holidays - and look to educate foreign-born guests that permits are often required, litter pickup is encouraged and alcohol verboten.

By Annie Gowen

Washington Post 2007-06-30


Ralph Stayer, Johnsonville Sausage Company founder, who popularized bratwurst.

Associated Press; The New York Times 0000-00-00


For some immigrants, McDonald's is path to steady work, wages that can help children, families back home

By Bill Donahue

The Washington Post 2011-09-01

California county food stamps program allows homeless, disabled and elderly participants to buy fast food

By Vanessa Romo

Marketplace 2010-02-17

With McLocal offerings, eateries spice up competition

With its McArabia Tagine, a cumin- and coriander-spiced flatbread creation, McDonald's adds to its list of locally inspired foods. Other eateries' offerings: Domino's pizzas topped with squid in Taiwan, black beans in Guatemala and feta cheese in Greece. In China, Kentucky Fried Chicken sells rice congee, while Col. Sanders in India woos vegetarians with Chana Snacker, a chickpea burger topped with Thousand Island sauce. In survey of 4,500 meat recipes from 36 countries, scientists learn that cultures in hotter climates favor recipes with higher concentrations of anti-microbial spices like garlic, cumin and pepper.

By Erik German

GlobalPost 2009-08-26