Thursday, March 29, 2012
Frisco’s first food truck festival arrives April 28
The only way for food trucks to serve in Frisco is at a special event.
FRISCO The first-ever food truck festival in Frisco rolls in on Saturday, April 28. Called the Downtown Frisco strEATS Gourmet Food Truck & Music Festival, the family-friendly event will bring more than 10 food trucks to Frisco's Fourth Street.
"We currently do not have any way for mobile units -- we call them mobile food establishments -- to set up shop as the city of Austin does on a temporary or permanent basis, except in conjunction with events," said Judy Eguez, one of the organizers of the event. "A fellow coworker of mine (and a fellow foodie of course), decided to try to pitch the city and see if we could bring an event and help the downtown area businesses in any way by generating foot traffic. Because [food trucks] are a hot topic in the news and because they interested us as well, we decided to go for it."
The two are part of a company called J & J that's overseeing the festival. They hope to lure 500 to 1,000 people to Frisco on April 28, and if successful, they plan to make it an annual event.
Musician Dave Thomas and kids from the School of Rock will also perform.
Here's a list of the food trucks participating in the festival, with links to reviews on Pegasus News:
- Café Con Leche: Cuban food
- Cajun Tailgators: Cajun food
- Easy Slider: sliders
- JoDawgs: gourmet hot dogs
- Lee’s Grilled Cheese: specialty grilled cheese sandwiches
- Nammi Truck: Vietnamese specializing in banh mi
- Ssahm KoreanTacos: gourmet Korean tacos
- SoCal Tacos: Southern Cali style tacos
- The Butcher's Son: brats, sausages, meat sandwiches
- Rockstar BakeShop: whoopee pies
If you go, the organizers ask that you bring your own lawn chair. The festival is free to attend.
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