Here are a few photos from wandering the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Before you head out, check out what’s going on today with Food Trucks in the Triangle
Occasionally, I can convince a food truck owner to let me on their truck (or maybe it’s vice versa). What they think they are getting is free labor, but actually I just want to get closer to the food. I am sure on Admin day when they recall their food costs for that day, an abnormal increase in food costs and decline in revenues occurred. This segment focuses on the cupcake truck, Not Just Icing.
It should be no surprise that this is my pick today. Over 8 blocks of food trucks on Fayetteville Street and intersecting streets. I particularly like seeing pictures with the State Capitol in the background.
A quick photo recap of the first Downtown Raleigh Rodeo of 2014.
On May 1st, American Meltdown, Chirba Chirba, Happy and Hale, Not Just Icing, and Porchetta put together an all-star meal.
Happy May Day everyone! If you haven’t made plans this weekend, here is where some of the Triangle food trucks will be at.
Regular locations: RTP Rodeo (Friday), Hunt Street Art Market/Durham Central Park/Farmers Market (Saturday), Carrboro Farmers Market (Saturday)
First Thursday at Oval Park
May 1st – 5 to 7 PM – 1100 Oakland Ave
I have not done this one (and I cannot make this one), but on the First Thursday of every a small rodeo takes place at Oval Park in Durham.
May 2nd – 6 to 8 PM – 301 W. Main Street, Carrboro
This is a mini-rodeo to help raise money and awareness for a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Class (NUTR 245 – Sustainable Local Food Systems) for the student’s host sites. These host sites are: Eastern Carolina Organics, Bountiful Backyards, Carolina Campus Community Garden, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Abundance Foundation, and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market.
Food Trucks scheduled: American Meltdown, Capps Apizza, Captain Ponchos, Chirba Chirba, and The Parlour
Grand Opening Gala: May 2nd – 6:30 to 10 PM – Durham Central Park
This event is not just one event, but a series of events. On Friday, Carrie Marshall, Wyatt Easterling, Black Dog Syndrome and Individually Twisted will perform while Chick-N-Que, Pie Pushers, and Bang Bang Banh Mi food trucks will serve and Daisy Cakes will stay open. On Saturday, there will be a Bronze Pour in the Hill Pavillion (538 Foster St) from 10 am-12 Noon and then a Walking tour from 1-3 PM of 12 sculptures. If walking sounds boring, you can do it by Biker Bar NC.
May 3rd – 9 to 5 PM – Downtown Apex
The 34th Annual Peak Fest brings family fun and activities showcased in downtown Apex. Food Trucks scheduled: Baguettaboutit.
May 3rd – Noon to 8 PM – 5907 Triangle Drive
The local brewery turns 1 and will release their summer seasonal, Beekeeper (Honey Wheat). Food Trucks Liv’s, Not Just Icing, and Red Hot and Blue will be there. Live Music by Birds and Arrows, Morning Brigade, Embers End, Built for Comfort, and Jesse Wooten.
May 3rd – 10 to 4 PM – 302 Brooks Street
The 34th Annual festival where Wake Forest rolls out family fun with music, vendors, activities and food trucks.
The Food Trucks and vendors scheduled: Big Al’s BBQ, Bigg Heads, Cafe Prost, Charlie’s Kabob Grill, Chirba Chirba, Coble Concessions, Crossroads Popcorn Concessions, D&J Concessions, Gussy’s Greek Food, Hibachi Xpress, JAM Ice Cream, Kona Ice of Raleigh, Lunch Boxx, Olde English Tea Room, Lemon Tree, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Smitty’s Homeade Ice Cream, and We Bea Grillin.
May 3rd – 11am to 6pm – Fayetteville Street
This is the 3rd annual festival organized by the LGBT Center of Raleigh that has live music, family activities, and food trucks.
The Truck and Food Vendor Line-up: Barone Meatball, Captain Ponchos’s, Chai’s Global Street Food, Cherokee Cuisine, Citizen Pops, D’Burritos, Deli-icious, Healthy Grill on Wheels, The Humble Pig, MMMoore Cakes, Parlez-Vous Crepe, Party in a Pita, Rainbow Kettle Corn, SweetWater Ices, Tar Heel Creamery, and Tropical Ice.
Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
May 4th – Fayetteville Street
If the above events were not enough, here is one of the largest events of the year takes over Downtown Raleigh. Food trucks will take over Fayetteville Street.
May 4th – 1 to 6pm – 301 W. Main Street (Carrboro)
Carrboro celebrates its uniqueness with music, activities and food trucks. Food Trucks scheduled: Pie Pushers, Chai’s Global Street Food.
If these events aren’t enough, check out Triangle Explorer’s list.
If you have an upcoming food truck event, please let me know by comment or direct message on Twitter. I’ll be happy to promote the event.
Future events can be found at Food Truck Events.