Just as spring buds are beginning to sprout, food carts are cropping up downtown for outdoor dining season. A new cart set up outside the courthouse Tuesday.
Bernardo Ortiz isn’t new to the food business. He’s been selling homemade goods from his Mexican bakery, Panaderia Ortiz, for four years. He also worked in several restaurants before he moved to Peoria. But Ortiz says, he prefers being outside.
“It’s nice, you know, we feel free over here," Ortiz said. "And it's windy."