San Diego: Boomers! 2011 Food Truck Festival Rolls Out Fine Dining, May 20-22

By Inigo Figuracion | About.com

Boomers Family Fun Center is bringing 10 of the hottest gourmet food trucks from Los Angeles, and pairing them up with 10 of the most popular San Diego gourmet food trucks. From May 20 to 22 , 2011 over 20 gourmet food trucks from both San Diego and Los Angeles counties will converge at Boomers for a fun filled weekend!

Confirmed trucks include the winner of the Food Networks’ popular show The Great Food Truck Race, Grill…’em All, which regularly draws hundreds of people to their events. Other popular trucks include Devilicious, whose cuisine is dedicated to comfort food with a twist, Lobsta Truck who features both lobster and crab rolls and Chop Soo-ey the brain child of local San Diego celebrity Chef Deborah Scott.

Other trucks participating include: Ahn Joo, Food Junkies, Frysmith, Kalbi Q, Lee’s Philly, Lomo Arigato, Ms. Patty Melt, Sweet Treats Truck, Tabe BBQ, Tapa Boy, Tropical Shave Ice, Vesuvio, Vizzi

San Diego is home to a handful of food trucks including the Miho Gastrotruck, Joe’s on the Nose, Tabe BBQ and the Cohn Restaurant Group’s Chop Soo-ey. In the past few years, a new wave of food trucks has emerged, making food trucks the latest and hippest niche in the foodie world. These trucks are not the “roach coaches” of days of yore. These are sophisticated gourmet eateries where the food happens to be made in a kitchen that operates inside a truck. Food trucks today stand behind impressive menus with not so average menus, sometimes focusing on a particular cuisine such as Greek or BBQ, or fusion fare such as Korean-Mexican, or a dedication to one entire food category, such as shrimp, or the promise of farm to market organic ingredients.

Dates for the Food Truck Festival at area Boomers! locations:

Friday, May 20th at the Boomers! San Diego location at 6999 Clairemont Mesa Blvd from 4-10pm.

Saturday, May 21st at Boomers! El Cajon1155 Graves Avenue from 4-10pm

Sunday, May 22nd at Boomers! Vista 1525 W. Vista Way from 12-5pm.

Entrance into this event is $5 and includes a $5 game credit good for videogames, go kart racing, mini golf and more.