For those of you unfamiliar with a food truck rally, it is when several trucks that sell food meet in one spot. Food truck rallies are usually hosted by a business or organization and held in a local business area. Some are held at lunch time; others, like this one, are held at dinner time.
Food trucks now have a place of their own to gather in Aberdeen.
Each food truck or restaurant will be responsible for a course, which include hors d’oeuvres, two appetizers, two entrees and a dessert.
In Montgomery County, food-truck vendors are restricted to operating from 9 a.m. to dusk, which in winter can eliminate the entire dinner shift. A 2013 county report on improving nightlife suggested extending the operating hours, but no action was taken.
Reboullet started the T&J Waffles food truck (named after his kids Thomas and Julie) about four years ago. The idea came from his son during a family dinner, as a way to help pay for their college tuition.
What Hay thought was a passing interest has firmly taken hold in Columbia. In 2011, the city issued seven food truck permits. Today, that number has nearly doubled to 13, down slightly from a high of 15 last year. Experts predict more will roll out.
A memo from City Planner Mark Ostgarden provided information from 17 Minnesota cities about their own annual fees for food trucks.
Just about everything and anything that is served from the back of a truck can be found at the Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market.