====The great restaurants in New Orleans have been the city’s main attraction for many years, and opening up the city to a swarm of mobile eateries would make it impossible for many of the old brick and mortars to stay open. The NO culinary industry is barely hanging on by a thread as it is, and additional competition from low capital operations could finish many of them off. It may be selfish, but I want them to stay open so I can continue to enjoy their fare when I’m in town===
Nobody ever goes to NOLA and would be disuaded from eating at the brick and mortar due to carts or trucks. These guys are filling a niche, feeding food at a reasonable price to the low paid workers and struggling residents.
If I was still a local, I would check them out myself. I don’t remember any Mexican restaurants when I was there.
====In my book, a cart is not a Roadfood establishment….===
Here are some that operate in CT. I cannot find Chez Leonard, in Ridgefield. It’s a little cart that sells ‘Haute Dogs’. I thought that it used to be listed.
The real truth is that New Orleans has always been a city with much cultural change since it began.
It has had many influences, here is a new one to mix with all the rest.