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A Street Vendor in Nepal sells handcarved musical instruments that sound like a voice … Peasants build robots in China, and display them in a new exhibit … The new trend in tourism, visiting slums and villages … When our assumptions about people we meet while traveling get turned on their head … A drug habit in Yemen may make the city’s water supply run dry … Tour guide training in India … Finding the last player of the memm … An audio postcard from a sunset camel market in Nigeria.
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First legal food truck hits Detroit streets
And Crain’s Detroit was first with the story! This past Friday El Guapo Mexican Grill opened for business on the corner of Randolph and Monroe street in downtown Detroit. The corner is a prime location backing up to Greektown and just blocks from the financial district and Campus Martius Park.
While other food truck operators in downtown Detroit have set up shop without permits, Anthony Curis and Doug Runyon, co-owners of El Guapo, made dozens of trips to City Hall to find a path to legality.
Check out the full story here and my video with El Guapo’s co-owener Douglas Runyon below. Ladies and gents, this is definitely the start of something fantastic for food culture the city of Detroit.
Production by Josh Sidorowicz/Crain’s Detroit Business