Idea man - yes. The beginning of the buy local, eat local food movement in Traverse City - uh, no. Let's not forget those who have been serving healthy, local food for years like Stella and Cook's House. Less-expensive options include Xylo, The Dish, even 7 Monks serves delicious local food. I think it's great that someone else wants to do this, and it is a nice truck and a great concept (mobile food truck) that is taking off across the country, but let's not credit PorterHouse with starting the local food movement. He simply jumped on the bandwagon and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
Kind of tired of PHP all together. Innovative not really, unless he invented the concept of putting beer and music together.
It was obvious while watching previous City Commission meetings, especially with the Wake Board Festival that Mr. Porter is a scam artist, only looking to use our public places and City name to make a profit. I feel bad for the interns that have fallen prey to his actions and the supporters of his events that can’t find fun on they're own.
Curbie will also be onsite at the Old Town Classic Vehicle Show on Sunday, July 8 right in Old Town, Traverse City. Local treats served from a vintage truck - what's not to like? You certainly have our support - well done!
Hi Al -
Porterhouse Productions is a community-oriented, for-profit organization. Thousands of for-profit organizations in the Traverse City region alone offer internship programs for students for school credit. This project was the brain child of the students involved in Porterhouse's program, who now get to take ownership of the project and learn valuable on-the-job skills in business management and operations. Hopefully you'll have a chance to stop by and check it out this summer!
I am a new intern at PHP, and I believe food trucks are for sure the future of the 'buy local' movement, and this idea will be rockin' for the TC area. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and have learned about this concept through Mark's Carts, and I wish I could better express my enthusiasm for our excitement about Curbie! The idea of eating and buying local needs to be pushed, and I believe this food truck is only the beginning of it all. After feeling the energy through Sam, and the others coming together with bright ideas, this summer will be great. We can't wait to show TC Curbie!
Now, THAT is one great idea Sam and Abby!!! Super. You guys, all of you,are truly innovative.
Why does a for profit business use twelve interns to staff/volunteer to operate a business?
This pretend non-profit is not helping the local job market.
Why not pay your volunteers and then call them employees or staff.
Burr...if you feel the need to bring that back up, maybe you should check the facts in the case! Winter Beer Festival actually predates the comedy fest, which cancelled all on its own. Porterhouse continues to bring new, innovative events and activities to TC and Northwest Michigan which bring thousands of tourists (and their dollars) into the area to boost the local economy. Food Trucks are HUGE right now...not only in Michigan but on a national scale. Since TC is a Foodie City, it makes sense that this type of mobile culinary center becomes part of the local culture!
Looks awesome :) Great idea from the awesome Porterhouse Productions! Can't wait to eat some goodies this weekend! See you there
Kilwins TC is proud to be apart in this wonderful truck geared towards youth involvement. The vision Sam has for this project along with great community support, brings it to the next level. We are excited to be a partner and look forward to seeing you at the Great Wakes festival this weekend at the open space for root beer floats and ice cream!
Porterhouse Productions. Aren't they the people who stopped this years Comedy Festival due to their greed? Apparently they wanted to have their winter drunkfest instead.
A very cool idea Sam and crew. Keep up the great work!
Amazing accomplishment. We owe debt of gratitude
to all involved. The workmanship...OUTSTANDING!!
Yet another "first" for this wonderful and amazing city. Thanks to all...can't wait to see
this vehicle and watch it's History evolve. My heart still palpitates when I hear an icecream truck come down my way. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL HISTORY. Traverse City Rocks.