September 15th, 2011
Seattle is always right on beat with the latest trends in the food world and one of the greatest examples of that is our flourishing food truck culture. These mobile feasts are popping up all over the city, offering up everything from Cuban (Snout & Co.) to donuts (Street Donuts) for the discerning foodie on the go. Food trucks have become so popular that there are websites and mobile apps specifically dedicated to tracking your favorite truck!
If the prospect of finding one that appeals to you seems daunting, don’t worry! The Mobile Food Rodeo is this Saturday, September 17th from 12PM – 7PM at 1600 Armory Way, behind Whole Foods – Interbay! This event will gather food trucks, including some of my favorites like Maximus Minimus, Skillet, Molly Moon and more, from all over the city (and a few from our neighbors in Portland) in one spot… a foodie’s dream. There are tons of different varieties of food represented from Indian, Mexican and everything in between to sweeter treats like ice cream and cupcakes – there is literally something for everyone!
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will be in attendance to show his support for recent legislations passed that will benefit the food truck community. I’ll be there as a Food Sheriff (complete with a badge and a cowboy hat!) to help judge the Wagon Awards Showdown! Participating food trucks will be competing for top honors – The Wagon Wheel (Best in Show), Most Creative Dish, Best New Dish (Rodeo Exclusive)… just a few of the categories my fellow sheriffs and I will have the pleasure of awarding!
Tickets are for sale online at www.strangertickets.com, or at the door with a portion of all proceeds going directly to Solid Ground, a local organization dedicated to building a strong community.
I hope to see you there! And let me know what some of your favorite food trucks are, too!