Few things happening on the Food Truck scene here in the Triangle
Happy to hear which were once “rumblings” are now coming to fruition. Last week, 919 Beer announced their Beericana event on September 27th. Details known: beer and food trucks will be involved with Dark Water Rising, Lynda & Pattie, Skinny Bag of Sugar, and The Honeycutters as music. Also, the location is Sugg Farm in Holly Springs.
A truck I recently came across has an active Kickstarter. If you are looking to support a local food truck through a Kickstarter, here’s an opportunity to do so. They are looking for funding to help complete the truck’s exterior and establish a web presence.
Big Mike’s BBQ
While driving down Glenwood, I noticed Big Mike’s was no longer at View Bar. While I was sad to see they were no longer there, I did see that they have signed a lease for a spot in Cary.
Wake Forest Rodeo
In two weeks, July 27th, the Wake Forest Rodeo will take place. So far, the line-up is Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba, Virgil’s Jamaican, JAM Ice Cream, Tailgater Toby, Captain Ponchos, Hibachi Xpress, Sweet Traditions by LeAne, and Ladybugs Treats.
This week, July 18th will be a “test run” with Wicked Biscuit and Caffe Bellezza at BB&T Downown (505 S. Duke Street). But the following week, July 25th will have a triple threat of Biscuits, Waffles, and Coffee! Wicked Biscuit, Belgian Waffology, and Caffe Bellezza will be there together. If you work in Downtown Durham or can make a stop here, make your way here. It would be cool to support this and have this as a stable event. It would cool to brag to other regions and say “So do you have a Breakfast Rodeo?”
Kernersville Food Truck Festival
This came across on the food truck radar. I know the Triad events are far for Triangle readers, but since trucks support both regions – I like to promote both areas, if possible. Also, the event will have a silent auction for Cystic Fibrosis (which a friend has, so I am always willing to give a little more nudge). Anyways, the event will have King Creole, El Azteca, Ice Queen, Urban Street Grill, Frog’s Toadly Good Eats, My Dream Cakes, Truckin’ with Tipsyz, Food Freaks, Wright Up Your Galley, Fish N Wings, Crazy Rib Mans, and Bandito Burrito. The event is July 26th at The Brewer’s Kettle (308 E Mountain St, Kernersville)
Last week’s news, but still good news…
Sarge’s Chef on Wheels
Sarge’s Chef on Wheels opened on July 7th in Rolesville. The restaurant’s hour are weekdays from 6:30am-2pm for Breakfast and Lunch at 400 Southtown Circle Rolesville. If you are a fan of Julius’ Shrimp and Grits and Po’ Boy like me, you are probably excited about making it to his storefront.
Olio and Aceto
On Saturday, July 19th, Olio and Aceto will open their cafe to the public. If you haven’t tried them yet, they are famous for using the beers at their brewery stops and making menu items out of them. The cafe is in Chapel Hill near the cross streets of US 15-501 and Elliot Rd (400 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill).
A really cool guy I’ve met on the food truck scene, Steve, is doing a kickstarter for new equipment and help start-up a web cooking show. If you have ever been to Lonerider Brewing on a Thursday, you have tasted Valentino’s great creations.
Will and Pops, Not Just Icing
I try to stay abreast of all philanthropic events food trucks do. For the month of July, Will and Pop’s and Not Just Icing will collect non-perishable items when on the road for Central and Eastern North Carolina Food Bank.
One non-thing food truck related…
I’m trying to be as coffee smart as my friend, Exploring Coffee (who is also the Triangle Explorer). He introduced me via Twitter to BrewDTR, which is building a new coffeehouse in Seaboard Station. They are looking for some final funding to get everything it the right place. If you are interested, check out the kickstarter site.
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Also, if you haven’t done so – vote for your favorite food truck this month. On the first Monday of August, we’ll release the results.