So apparently the MN Food Truck Fair guys are now hosting 4, count them, FOUR large truck fair events this year, spread throughout a couple months in the summer (and one in September). Besides their now-regular spot in the clusterf&$% area that is Hennepin and Lake St in Uptown, the first event comes up to Blaine’s National Sports Center in June, off to Downtown St Paul in July, and a stop out at Burnsville early fall (no I do not have any plans on even attempting to make that one, it’s a pain enough to try for Uptown). All of these will last from 11am-9pm, with the new addition of a $2 entry fee for all attending. I myself am hoping to try and make the Blaine event, one week after the DONUT CRAWL!!! (Sorry, I’m getting excited for that) With any luck, I’ll actually be able to find something worth the trip and $2 sacrifice, either an as-yet-visited truck or just some fun new things from good oldies. Though right now my mind is mainly filled with wonder and curiosity as to whether this will effect the drive for any OTHER Truck rallies and fairs which seemed quite prevalent last year.
And yeah, that’s all I have to say on that, thought it was something interesting to bring up. All relevant details for those interested will be ever-changing (though each event is set to try and have 40 food trucks), and can be viewed on their site Here.
But on the topic, there are a couple more things coming up that I’m getting excited for. Firstly, the Midtown Farmers Market is kicking off their opening this Saturday with their own Food Truck Fest! From 8am-1pm the market and partnering trucks Kabomelette, Peep’s Hotbox, Moral Omnivore, and “Wild Earth Woodfired Pizza” (until I see them actually have a truck, they don’t count), and apparently some ‘secret’ food truck attendees. I can’t say if I’ll make it or not, but I’m really happy and excited for them doing something like this!
Oh, and on a final note, I got this in my email today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘Lunch by the River’ food truck court starting its Fourth Season
St. Paul, MN: Starting May 7, 2015 the ‘Lunch By The River’ food truck court will resume at Kellogg and Robert streets in Downtown St. Paul. The event will take place every Thursday from 11:00am-1:30pm through the end of September. Come sample tasty eats like Latin American from Café Racer, globally inspired, scratch made foods from Home Street Home, signature Duck Fat Fries from Neato’s Burgers and simple, tasty, tropically inspired plates from Tiki Tim’s. As a special treat A Cupcake Social will be there with their gourmet cupcakes once a month. Picnic blankets are provided for eating in the grass and live local music is usually on scene.
So yeah, that’s always awesome. Good Luck and Good Eating for all those adventuring out to some of these great events!