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Two chefs win over hearts, minds, and stomachs in Jerusalem.

Although Assaf Granit and Kamel Hashlamon grew up only a few neighborhoods away from each other in Jerusalem, as children a lot more than geography kept them apart. Granit, an Israeli chef who runs five restaurants in Israel and the United Kingdom, spent his youth on the Jewish, western side of the city, whereas the half-Palestinian, half-Lebanese Hashlamon, the driving force behind East Jerusalem’s acclaimed Turquoise restaurant, hails from the Arab side. The two didn’t meet until last summer, when Hashlamon made a guest appearance on Granit’s roving food truck, FoodTrip, which toured throughout Jerusalem’s neighborhoods—on both sides of the city—for three weeks, with different affordable menus, themes, and guest cooks each day. After Granit tasted Hashlamon’s Chicken Freekeh, a spice-braised chicken served over a mixture of smoked green wheat, he was hooked. The two chefs decided then that they would have to team up again.

Granit (right) and Hashlamon (left) cook together. Photo by Dan Perez

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An Employee Fired for Tip-Shaming Raises the Question About Tipping and Food Trucks

A food truck worker was fired after tip-shaming a company refusing to include gratuity on a $170 order. But what's the etiquette for food truck tips?

Are you supposed to tip a food truck worker? When a hungry group from Glass, Lewis & Co. ordered $170 worth of sandwiches and milk shakes from Milk Truck, a New York-based food truck specializing in all things grilled cheese, cook and cashier Brendan O'Connor expected a tip to follow; the group felt otherwise, and left no tip at all.

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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Supporting Food Truck Culture In New Orleans

Vendors and creatives have devised a plan to combat and alter the archaic laws suppressing the growth of the food truck community in New Orleans.

In recent years, New Orleans has become an urban incubator for creative ideas, drawing artists and entrepreneurs together to help guide the city towards a positive future. This meeting-of-the-minds atmosphere has revealed a simple truth about the city: New Orleans has a lot of archaic laws in dire need of a modern overhaul.

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March Madness: The Food Truck Edition

Bloomberg Businessweek reveals the best food truck in America, based on marketing and social media strategy. Check out the finalists from your region.

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