The best discount rate offered for Blue Ridge Marathon is available during Black Friday weekend. I am huge fan of this race, which is also why I wanted to be a race ambassador. Since this rate is so good, I wanted to share my experience so you wouldn’t miss out on a great Spring race.
This past weekend I wandered down to the Queen City to enjoy the Charlotte Food Fight. The event utilizes one of the food truck hot spots in Charlotte’s Historic South End at Park and Camden. On any given Friday, also known as Food Truck Friday, you’ll find these trucks battling for sales. However, they put the thought of sales away and set their sights on two things: pride and beating cancer.
One of the great advantages of food trucks is that owners are on the truck daily. This brings a tight bond between the owner and their hungry patrons. Since many of us only get that small time between ordering and grabbing our food, I wanted to help bring us together. That’s when I got the idea, Behind The Wheel. Gets me back to telling the story and further enjoying – being around food trucks. For this installment, I highlight Unto These Grills.
This truck highlights on Cherokee Cuisine and serves the South Florida area. After tasting the food, I wanted to discover more on the story behind the wheel.
For a visitor to cover Portland, my assumption, it would take an annual lease, a bicycle, and an elastic stomach. Portland is well known as a hot spot for their food carts. While many cities have spots, breweries, or festivals as known spots, Portland has their food carts organized in pods. Some of these pods are a hodgepodge of vendors, but some have actually organized themselves in some sort of category.
When I leave the comforts of home, I get truck sick. That’s correct, I miss eating from a food truck. While scanning social media looking at pictures of food truck from home may alleviate the absence, as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sang “ain’t nothing like the real thing.” In this travel feature, I talk about my experience in the Greater Spokane area.
I made the excuse plenty of times, “I can’t do it. It won’t work.” But this time I convinced myself, “it will work.” What was I holding back from and making excuses: riding the train from Raleigh to somewhere. This past weekend, I saw an event in Jamestown, NC with Triad trucks and thought, today has to be the day. First I looked to see how far Jamestown was from the nearest Amtrak station, High Point. Then I looked at how I would get there by bike. About 5-6 miles, it looked attainable. So, I went to amtrak.com bought a ticket, pumped air in my tires, and drove to Cary’s Amtrak Station.
Another story from my recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. The beginning of my trip started in Seattle and it didn’t take long to find food trucks (without even actively looking!) I was able to try a few, but I did include some of my notes and resources to help you find food trucks on your next trip here.