• Evanston’s Hummingbird Kitchen

Very early this morning, in what was expected to be a slam dunk, Evanston’s City Council voted 8 to 1 to legalize food trucks. Unlike in Chicago, food trucks there had simply never been addressed in the suburb’s code. Now they’re not only legal, but chefs are allowed to cook on them.

Evanston’s food truck ordinance had the active and enthusiastic support of the city government, including the suburb’s health department, which was good news for Hummingbird Kitchen, run by the folks behind Campagnola and Union Pizzeria, who provided the primary business thrust behind the law.