Food Cabbie Spiros Drossos
A couple weeks back we told you about the recent travails of Food Cabbie and Caplansky’s Delimobile, two food trucks parked, most of the time, in a lot at Queen and Shuter. Although they’d both gotten the necessary permits and inspections, they ran afoul of a little-known rule that prevents trucks from setting up shop for more than 10 minutes at a time in a pay-to-park lot (no, really), and were given until the end of March to vamoose. Earlier today, Food Cabbie’s Spiros Drossos had a meeting with one of Mayor Rob Ford’s staffers, along with the director of Municipal Licensing and Standards to see if they could find a way around the impasse (the meeting was set up after a chance encounter between Ford and Drossos’s wife and fellow Food Cabbie Helen Antonopoulos). Although the regulation is still on the books, Drossos tells us both sides are optimistic that they’ll be able to come to an amicable solution. Indeed, he was so impressed by the mayor’s willingness to help out the little guy that he named today’s special the Ford Burger: feta, onion, romaine lettuce and diced tomato, along with homemade burger sauce, all for $6.75.