By Contributor | Press and Guide
DEARBORN — Mobile food trucks will roll in for much of the outdoor recreation season at events hosted by the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, as well as at the city’s Homecoming festival.
Food trucks are mobile restaurants serving “street food” — ranging from hamburgers, hot dogs and tacos to gourmet sandwiches and specialty dishes.
Pending City Council approval, expected Tuesday, the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority will host six Dearborn food truck rallies in 2013.
The events will take place at various locations in west downtown Dearborn from 5 to 9 p.m. on the following Fridays: May 17, June 7, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 20 and Oct. 11.
The June 7 Food Truck Rally will be part of the West Dearborn Block Party. The block party, a celebration of local business and live music, will take place June 7 and 8.
The July 12 and Aug. 9 rallies will take place alongside concerts as part of the West Dearborn Concert Series, held behind the Bryant Library.
Additionally, the popular food trucks will be part of the offerings at the Dearborn Homecoming Festival this summer. For the first time, food truck vendors will pair with local nonprofits to join in efforts to raise funds for good causes, as well as to feed hungry festival-goers.
The Homecoming festival will take place Aug. 2, 3 and 4 in Ford Field Park.