Durham Central Park has played host to plenty of food truck rodeos, each more successful than the last.
"The only complaints," according to a press release from park leaders, "have been about the size of the crowd or the length of the wait in line."
As many of you may know, I wrote a piece in our August issue confessing to not quite getting the food truck craze. One of the problems was, in fact, the lines.
So I'm all for the little experiment happening from 6-8pm Sunday at DCP, organized by Brian Bottger of OnlyBurger and Becky Cascio of Pie Pushers. A limited number of tickets will be sold to this private "mini-rodeo." For the $50 price of admission, sample the wares from 15 trucks and enjoy beers from Carolina Brewery. (Bonus: Proceeds benefit the park!)
Tickets can be purchased at www.durhamcentralpark.org/events/meals-calendar-2012/ Or reservations can be made by contacting Ann Alexander at 919-794-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll be there with bells on. Who'd like to join me? For free?
Leave a comment naming your favorite food truck dish and why you love it, along with an email address. We'll pick a winner, and you can collect two tickets the day of the event. A $100 value!
Deadline is noon Friday, Oct. 12. We'll notify the winner soon after.
Oh, should probably mention which trucks will be there. OnlyBurger, Pie Pushers, Triangle Raw Foods, Chick N Que, MaMa Duke's, Sympathy for the Deli, Porchetta, KoKyu BBQ, American Meltdown, Farmhand Foods, Monuts Donuts and The Parlour.
Yum! See y'all there.