Food Trucks Convene on West End for a Mobile Lunch Party

The Grilled Cheeserie staff at work

by Dana Kopp Franklin |

The Grilled Cheeserie staff at work

Nashville is still relatively new to the food truck phenomenon, so it will be something of a landmark moment when three popular trucks — The Grilled Cheeserie, Pizza Buds and the Bang Candy Co. — gather tomorrow at a high-profile intersection for an event that’s informally dubbed the Food Truck Food Court.

From noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, hungry folk from all over (including nearby Vanderbilt, the hospital campuses and Music Row) can come to the corner of West End and 23rd Avenue to patronize the trucks and pick up a gourmet grilled sandwich, some soup, a slice of fresh pizza and/or a cup of hot chocolate graced with Bang’s artisan marshmallows.

Here at the Scene, we’ve written about all three ventures (click the links above), so we’re pretty excited and hope such gatherings become regular events.

I’m still trying to figure out exactly where the trucks will be stationed tomorrow, but I do know one thing: Although the corner is close to the retail strip with Pinkberry, FedEx Kinko’s and OfficeMax, it’s not OK to park in that lot. (According to a note on the Cheeserie’s Facebook page, a retailer has issued a threat of towing for violators. The note also says there’s metered parking on the street and a lower-level garage.)

If you make it to the first-ever food truck fest, please report back.