Contest: Eat and drink for free at the season's first Justice League party on Saturday, May 19

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Last October, after the Justice League of Street Food, a confederation of food trucks that pioneered the city's love of pavement grub, held its final street food bash at TAXI, there were rumblings that this could be the end for the Justice League. "We haven't made any decision about whether we're going to continue next year," said Delores Tronco, who organized the gatherings. "It's been a great year; we've had an absolute ball. We're trying to determine if the group has a future, if it will disappear and be reincarnated...or just disappear."

The Justice League is not disappearing.

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Crock Spot and MasterChef contestant Jake Gandolfo hosting a food-truck bash to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies

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Celebrity chef Jake Gandolfo will join the Crock Spot and other food trucks on April 29 for a Food Bank of the Rockies benefit.

After last summer's street-food shindigs wound down, there was some indication that the food-truck parties -- at least the Justice League soirees, which were at the forefront of catapulting Denver's street-food scene to prominence -- might be grinding to a halt. "We haven't made any decision about whether we're going to continue next year," Delores Tronco, who organized the Justice League parties, told Westword editor Patty Calhoun after the Justice League had thrown its last bash of the season. "It's been a great year; we've had an absolute ball. We're trying to determine if the group has a future, if it will disappear and be reincarnated...or just disappear."


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Uncle Fred's Franks will soon hit the pavement

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Uncle Fred's Franks
Fred Rex worked in the electronics business for two and a half decades, but when his company closed in the early 2000s, he decided to change careers. "I ran a pretty successful hot dog stand in the Boston area for about seven years," he explains. "We're not just a stainless steel hot dog stand with boiled dogs. We take it to another level."

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The Sesame Seed food truck hits the pavement

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The Sesame Seed
Mei Liu had always been a home cook, but a few years ago, she made her first foray into a professional kitchen, starting a small Chinese restaurant with a group of friends in Austin, Texas.

Not long after, Mei, along with her daughter Grace, and son, Gary, drew up plans to start a food truck -- but before putting it into action, they decided they had to leave the Lone Star State.

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Latke Love is for latke lovers, and Hanukah is the height of the season

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December means latkes to most of the people in this country who celebrate Hanukah (and even to many happy eaters who don't), but the simple yet delicious -- and infinitely variable -- potato pancakes are pretty good the rest of the year as well.

At least that's what the owners of Latke Love are hoping. The farmers' market-style vendor opened for business in May and spent the summer cooking latkes at various markets and other spots, including City Park Jazz and the Denver Beer Co.

And although Steve Shander, his wife, Tina, and his sister, Dina, who also run a catering business, can't use their ovens nearly as much during the colder months, they still hit the indoor Denver Urban Homesteading Market most weekends and offer latkes to go.


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Biker Jim will roll out his new food truck on Sunday -- and get five more minutes of fame on Unique Eats

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Since it motored into Denver earlier this month, Biker Jim's fancy new food truck, which he plans to take national, has been sequestered in a secret location somewhere in the city, but on Sunday, he'll introduce it to Denverites for the first time in conjunction with his latest appearance on the flat-screen.

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Oskar Blues rolls out the Bone Wagon food truck, serving burritos, wings and burgers

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Oskar Blues
Taprooms and food trucks are a perfect match: the taprooms need good grub to feed their customers, and the food trucks need to find good spots with a lot of hungry people.

Over the past few years, it's a combination that's worked well for more than a dozen breweries in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, who bring in trucks serving everything from pizza and Korean barbecue to burgers, arepas and banh mi.

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Biker Jim gets his first food truck -- and has plans to go national

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Biker Jim now has two hot dog carts, a brick-and-mortar and a new food truck that will go national.
The text from Biker Jim simply read: "Tired. Taking a nap." The sultan of sausages and high-priest of hot dogs had just returned from a food truck show in Las Vegas, where he pimped frankfurters from the kitchen of the very first Biker Jim's food truck -- which, if Jim has his way, will soon be franchised all across the country.

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The gang's all here: A new pod of food trucks will gather Wednesdays near Denver Urban Homesteading

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While the Justice League of Street Food, Denver's original coalition of food trucks, held its last bash of the year (and possibly ever) last weekend, and Civic Center Eats, the city's summer gathering of food trucks at Civic Center Park, has gone dormant until next year, another gang of food truck slingers is gearing up to hustle grub from the asphalt.

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The Great Food Truck Race Sweepstakes: Cast a vote for your favorite local meals on wheels

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Season two of The Great Food Truck Race, which rolled into Denver in May, is currently airing on the Food Network, and on Sunday night, the Denver episode took center stage, spotlighting a slew of local food trucks, recognizable landmarks and markets and familiar faces, including the Steuben's truck, Marczyk Fine Foods, Washington Park, John Elway -- who issued the requisite roadblock challenge to the participating trucks -- and chef Frank Bonanno, who granted one truck, Lime, $200 in seed money after the truck's cooks whipped up the best dish using wild mushrooms foraged in Evergreen.

And to celebrate season two, the Food Network announced a sweepstakes whereby you can nominate your favorite food truck; the ultimate victor in the competition -- the truck with the most votes -- gets $10,000 and the opportunity for airtime on season three of The Great Food Truck Race. The nomination process has come and gone, but from now until September 12, you can still vote for the truck that you think slings the best grub.

And there are numerous contenders from Colorado:

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