The Art of Food – Mobile Eateries of Western N.C.

The food truck industry can be traced back to the years after the Civil War. According to the History Channel “Chuck wagons and pushcarts served cowboys and urban workers…” The wagons served breakfast, lunch and dinner on vehicles designed to prepare, cook and store food. Pushcarts served cheap and on-the-go lunches to construction workers, delivery boys, busy newspaper reporters and anyone who would enjoy a cheap but nourishing meal.

The 1920s brought us the first motorized food vehicles – while the Henry Ford-led automobile industry expanded, Harry Burt Jr. invested in 12 refrigerated trucks for distribution of Good Humor ice cream bars in the city of Youngstown, Ohio. By the 1960s, thousands of ice creams trucks became part of communities across the country.

Since the 2008 recession, the food truck industry has grown in popularity, and the most devoted foodies love the convenience, the quality, and overall experience street food has to offer. To enjoy this finger-lickin’ experience, you must step out of your comfort zone – support our local entrepreneurs and try delicious street-side cuisine from these mobile eateries in the Western North Carolina region.

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5 INTERESTING ITEMS YOU CAN FIND ON AMAZON – Beauty and Personal Care Edition

Sephora, Ulta, Walgreens and CVS continue to dominate the beauty and health sector but Amazon is not far behind, being a popular preference with online shoppers. According to the article “These are the top beauty brands dominating Amazon” on www.fastcompany.com, Amazon is now the second-most-shopped retailer for beauty products and shows no signs of slowing down. Back in March, Amazon launched an exclusive skincare line and “Indie Beauty Shop”, an online store dedicated to emerging brands. The online retailer has also private labels dedicated to health and personal care categories: Presto, Basic Care, AmazonBasics, Mama Bear and Mountain Falls.

This can be frustrating for competitors but great news for frugal customers, offering shoppers the opportunity of scoring great deals. Check out my tested and approved Amazon’s beauty and personal care items!

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Creamy Grape Salad

Perfect for summer cookouts and a must during warmer days, this Grape Salad is a quick and versatile side dish that everyone will love. The silky sweet cream cheese dressing will deliver a delicious mix of flavors that will satisfy crowds. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans or eat it as is, this easy and creamy grape salad recipe packs a punch and can be made in 20 minutes or less!

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