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A Food Truck Feast

Crumpy’s On Wheels, Mark’s Grill, the Tamale Trolley, Revival Southern Food Co., and A Square Meal on Wheels were just a few of the trucks at the June 24th Memphis Food Truck Rodeo

In 2011, Memphis began to welcome a host of gourmet food trucks with wide open arms following the revitalization of the city’s food code. A few trucks are mobile extensions of local favorites, but other kitchens operate exclusively on wheels.

Taste and see all of them for yourself at noon on Sundays in the Broad Avenue Arts District for weekly food truck rodeos.  The Memphis Food Truck Alliance organizes the weekly rodeos, getting the word out that fast food doesn’t have to mean drive-through chain.

I took my family to their second ever event on June 24, 2012. In the parking lot next to Hollywood Feed on Broad Ave., a huge crowd ordered a variety of food from thirteen different food trucks. Trucks were present from A Square Meal on Wheels, Memphis Munchies, Scooter’s Bar-B-Que, Revival Southern Food, YoLo, Quincy’s Barbecue, Sleddog’s, Mark’s Grill, Crumpy’s Hot Wings, Tamale Trolley, Kona Shaved Ice, Fuel Cafe, and B&B Station.

Luckily, my family is big, so we sampled almost everything there:

Lemonade from Sleddog’s, Tamale Trolley tamales, Revival Southern Food Company’s Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

“The Real Deal” Philly cheese steak from Mark’s Grill, shrimp po-boy from A Square Meal

Needless to say, all the food tasted great even in the 98-degree weather. It was a hot day, but there was room to stand, eat, and listen to the band Standby for Mars play in the shade.

There will also be Memphis food trucks accompanying Shelby Farms Park’s summer concert series. The first event will be on Saturday, June 30 at 6:30 pm. Go for tasty food and good tunes provided by the Navy Band of the Mid-South! Parking is a $5 donation.

Follow the Memphis Food Truck Alliance on Facebook and Twitter, and check out some of the trucks that were there this weekend online:

A Square Meal on Wheels – Facebook and Twitter

Memphis MunchiesFacebook and Twitter

Revival Southern Food Co.Facebook and Twitter — also, if you didn’t already back in May, watch Choose901’s video on Revival.

YoLo FroYo & GelatoFacebook and Twitter

Mark’s GrillFacebook and Twitter

Crumpy’s Hot WingsFacebook and Twitter

Tamale Trolley – Facebook and Twitter

Fuel CafeFacebook and Twitter

 

See you again this Sunday.

 

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