Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Midweek eats: Food trucks and Killer Tomatoes

(Picture from http://www.roadfood.com/)
Food trucks have been popping up all over the place since Food Networks “Great Food Truck Race with Tyler Florence”. Granted Food Trucks have been roaming the streets of many metropolitans way before this…think about it, who travels to a city like New York without indulging in some street food. Some of my ‘must eats’ when I travel to NYC is the good old food cart hot dog, a yummy gyro and I can’t forget a little paper baggie of roasted almonds. 

*insert longing sigh here*

This craze is finally spreading around our very own city of Atlanta. Believe it or not the first mobile food truck permit was granted a little less than a year ago to one of Atlanta's first food trucks Yumbii, a popular truck that boasts an interesting Asian-Mexican fusion cuisine.

(Picture from  Virginia Highland Food Truck Wednesdays)
Here’s the typical rundown for where you can find mobile yumminess throughout the week…

Tuesday:
Howell Mill Food Park (Howell Mill Rd & Collier)
6:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday:
Lunch at Stove Works in Inman Park (112 Krog St.Atlanta, GA 30307)
11:00am-2:00pm

(Photo from Historic Inman Park Blog)

Food Truck Wednesday (841 N. Highland Avenue)
6:00pm-10:00pm

Thursday:
Street Food Thursday (Woodruff Arts Center & 10th + Peachtree)
11:00am-2:00pm

Buckhead Theater (3110 Roswell Road)
6:00pm-10:00pm

Friday:
11:00am-2:00pm
(Picture from Food Truck Friday Facebook Page)
You never know which trucks will show up at a particular location, most of the vendors are on Facebook or Twitter and they list where they are for the day. Check out the list below (each has a clickable link for more information) or checkout Roaming Hunger for updates, they even have a free iphone app! (all very sad Blackberry users please pray for equality with me.)


I am going to make it my mission to get out and try some of these convenient snacks...updates and pictures to come soon!

Another delicious event coming our way is JCT’s Kitchen 3rd annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.



July marks the beginning of tomato season and what better way to kick it off then with a bunch of amazing local Chefs teaming up with local farmers and their pick of the crop?

There will be a array of tomato inspired dishes and cocktails prepared by over 40 different Chef’s and Mixologist from a long list of top Atlanta restaurants.

You can purchase tickets here--- $55 for Georgia Organics members or $60 for the general public. Tickets will go up to $70 per person after July 1, so make sure you get your tickets before Friday!

There is always something yummy going 'down' in our fair city... get out there and enjoy!


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