Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Food Truck Rodeo Jan 27 at Durham Central Park

That Durham is a great food destination is no surprise. And in Durham, good food does not necessarily mean fancy food. In other words, folks in Durham know that good food can come from a truck.

Really. Good. Food.

Durham foodie folk are so fond of food trucks that there are even food truck parties here called rodeos, and they are quite the scene.

"Food trucks are part one of the great things about Durham's food scene. There is no pretension, no frills, just genuine and authentic quality food for a fair price," said Sam Poley who works to market Durham. "Rodeos are crazy fun and always a memorable scene, for sure."

A Food Truck Rodeo will be held Sunday. Jan. 27, 2013 from 12:30 – 4:30 PM at Durham's Central Park. The event will feature 42 vendors, which is one of the largest assemblages in the area. This event will feature improvements such as reduced generator noise, more space, and more entertainment. The trucks have all contributed to the rental of a large “quiet” diesel generator powered by Hertz, which eliminates a lot of the single use generators.

Two entertainment venues will offer a “Jam Session” on the lawn at the Sister Cites Tree Grove and DJ PiddiPat will spin records at the leaf. The Durham Craft Market and the Art Market at Vega Metals will have a special showing.

This timing is especially important given that Durham is currently vying for the top spot in Southern Living's Tastiest Town in the South promotion in which Durham was named a top ten contender alongside powerhouse destinations like Charleston, Miami, and New Orleans. Durham food fans are encouraged to vote daily from each email address they have and to use the Twitter hashtag #VoteDurhamTastiest.

Food Trucks planning to participate and a link to their info:
American Meltdown
Big City Sandwiches
Big Mikes BBQ
Blue Ribbon Delights
Boxcarr Farms, Local in Motion
Bulkogi BBQ
Cafe’ Prost
Captain Ponchos
ChirbaChirba Dumpling
CJ’s Street Food
Daisy Cakes
Greek Gussys
Hibachi Xpress
Humble Pig
Kona Chameleon
Lo Yo On The Go
Mama Dukes
Monuts Donuts
Only Burger
Old North State BBQ
Parlez Vous Crepe
Philly’s Cheesesteaks
Pie Pushers
Refectory, Slow Food Fast
Roll Dogs Express
Sarges Chef
Stoke & Smoke BBQ
Sweet N Savory
Sweet Stacey Cakes
Sweet Traditions by Leane
Sympathy for the Deli
Tooties Mobile Kitchen
Triangle Raw Foods
Valentino’s Food Truck & Catering

Future Food Truck Rodeo events are planned for March 10, June 16, and September 1. All rodeos will be from 12:30 – 4:30.

Durham does have many traditional restaurants. Learn more about them online.  Also, use the Durham Event Calendar to stay on top of all events in Durham, food-related, and not.


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