Anchorage, AK: Food Truck Carnival Rounds Up Foodies in Spenard

By Neil Torquiano |


Dedicated Anchorage foodies track their favorite food truck vendors via Facebook and Twitter updates, but what about the uninitiated?

For the past few weeks on Thursdays, the parking lot at Chilkoot Charlie’s in Spenard has been the temporary headquarters for a food truck carnival, making it easier for customers to locate the mobile restaurants.


Foodies bundle up around lunchtime to pickup tacos, sandwiches, Asian-inspired street food and sweets from five local food trucks.


The carnival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there are street performers entertaining crowds with fire acts and bongo drums.


“I did a career change and went back to school at UAA culinary arts,” Kathy Robinson, Wheel Good, co-owner, said. “It was one of those decisions, do a restaurant, get to work for someone else, or get on the wave of doing a food truck.”
Koots is located at 2435 Spenard Road and has also hosted the Spenard market during the summer months on Saturdays.

To a view full photo gallery of the food truck carnival, click here.,0,7316975.story