NEW ORLEANS - Thursday night will be all about food trucks and what they have to offer in New Orleans.
The Central City Food Truck Festival will showcase several local food truck favorites in show of support for mobile vendors.
The food truck industry, which has been growing since Hurricane Katrina, has run into regulation problems due to a law that dates back to 1956.
The New Orleans City Council has been working with food truck entrepreneurs on a new set of rules.
The two groups met in early October and plan to have a law drafted by the end of November. The activation of the enforcement arm and the issuance of permits should begin by January 2013, according to Councilmember Stacy Head.
Head hopes the festival brings attention to this particular area of the city.
"Let more people know what a wonderful neighborhood this is, what a great place it is to call home, a great place to invest. And, to bring a lot of people that live in this neighborhood together to start visiting and really make it seen as the walkable neighborhood that it really is," she said.
Over $75 million has been invested in and around O.C. Haley in the last few years and in the near future, Head said.
Good Works Network is a micro entrepreneur incubator that can help make small businesses a reality, she said.
"This is a traditional commercial corridor that should be revitalized, even greater than it already is," she said.
It's happening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 30 p.m. on O. C. Haley and St. Andrews Street.
The festival will feature nine food trucks, live music and a street party atmosphere.