The myth of the unsanitary food cart may be unfounded. In a new study of health inspection reports from seven major U.S. cities, food trucks and sidewalk carts ranked as well as or better than restaurants. Released by The Institute of Justice, a law firm in Virginia that advocates for the rights of street vendors, the report reviewed inspection reports dating back to 2008, a total of 260,000. Of the regions included—Boston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Louisville, Ky.; Miami; Washington, D.C.; and Seattle—in six, food trucks and carts earned superior scores on health inspections compared with restaurants in the same area; in the seventh, Seattle, mobile vendors performed just as well as neighboring restaurants, reports Seattle Times. Full Story