Emeryville Names Street-Food Task Force. Do Restaurants Have an Edge?

Vendor Primo's Parrilla sets up a grill on the street (as it did last month at Eat Real) ― a bone of contention with some restaurant owners.Vendor Primo's Parrilla sets up a grill on the street (as it did last month at Eat Real) ― a bone of contention with some restaurant owners.

Emeryville's City Council last night named the task force that'll come up with recommendations for reforming its street-food ordinance. It looks like the tsunami of interest in the subject caused the Council to create a bigger advisory body than first imagined.

The East Bay city had originally called for an eight-member advisory body, but last night the Council appointed 13 to the task force. City Council members Ken Bukowski and Nora Davis join four mobile vendors: Walker Bass of Primo's Parrilla, Jon Kosorek of Jon's Street Eats, Gail Lillian of Liba Falafel, and Shari Washburn of Ebbet's Good To Go. They'll join five representing brick and mortars: Anil Bhagat, vice manager of the Bay Street Shopping Center; Patrick Feehan of Café Aquarius;

Doyle Street Café's George Masarweh; Albert Repola of Ruby's Café; and Jonas Bernstein of Rotten City Pizza.

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