Friday, July 13, 2012

Food Truck Wars Back in Altamonte

I'm so excited about Food Truck Wars II, being held at Crane's Roost in Altamonte Springs, Fla., this Sunday! Where else can you choose pretty much whatever you want to eat, from 40 different gourmet and international food trucks? In addition, the event features live music by Cactus Jack & The Cadillacs, a kids' play area, and a beer garden. 

Of course, the main attraction of this event is the competition: all those attending will be able to vote on the food trucks that they want to see win the following titles: People's Choice Award, Most Fun Food Truck Experience, Largest Single Food Item, Chef's Taste Off, and Favorite Dessertt. The Food Truck Wars event last year was so successful - nearly 38,000 people visited the trucks throughout the day.

Tastebuds Catering will be among the trucks featured. I tried their Latin American-inspired cuisine at the Winter Park Food Truck Stop last night, and would highly recommend it. A few of the other trucks in attendance include: Blue Bayou, Dimple Delights, Twisted Cuban, Gorilla Gurt, Kona Doug, Claw Daddys, Cafe Cocoa Mo, Mi Casita, Ice Cream Social, Cluster Funk, and Silver Bistro. 

If you are new to food trucks, this will be a great experience, but you may want to seek out one of the smaller weekly food truck gatherings. Expect big crowds and long lines to get your food. However, if you want to hang out for a couple of hours, enjoy a beer, and visit with other foodies, this is the event for you! Who is going?

When: July 15, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: 150 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Fla.

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