Birmingham, AL: Food Truck Roundup 2014 is this Saturday at Colonial Brookwood Village in Homewood

Paget Pizitz is co-owner of the Melt truck, which will be at the 2014 Protective Life Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, April 26, in the upper parking lot of Macy's at Colonial Brookwood Village in Homewood. (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com)

By Bob Carlton  |  Al.com

Paget Pizitz is co-owner of the Melt truck, which will be at the 2014 Protective Life Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, April 26, in the upper parking lot of Macy's at Colonial Brookwood Village in Homewood. (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com)
Paget Pizitz is co-owner of the Melt truck, which will be at the 2014 Protective Life Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, April 26, in the upper parking lot of Macy’s at Colonial Brookwood Village in Homewood. (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com)

It’s a crazy three days for the food trucks in Birmingham, and even better for the fans of the trucks.

On Thursday, several trucks gathered for lunch outside the UAB Women & Infants Center, and today, four more have parked across the street from Kirklin Clinic for a fundraiser for the UAB Benevolent Fund.

Then, on Saturday, 14 of Birmingham’s finest food trucks and trailers and three beverage vendors will circle their wagons in the upper parking lot of Macy’s at Colonial Brook Village for the third annual Protective Life Food Truck Roundup, which benefits PreSchool Partners.

Some of the trucks are still settling on their menus for the Food Truck Roundup, but you should expect to find tacos from Cantina on Wheels, pizza fromSlice, grilled sandwiches from Melt and smoked meat from Saw’s Street Kitchen.

Other vendors include Shindigs Catering, Ezell’s Catfish Cabin, Full Moon Bar-B-Q, Fresh off the Bun, Off the Hook, Repicci’s Italian Ice, NOLA Ice,Dreamcakes, Goodies Ice Cream, and the Junior League of Birmingham Yummy Truck.

Beverages will include beer from Good People Brewing Company and Supreme Beverage, as well as free Coca-Cola products.

Advance tickets are $20 and will be available online at www.preschool-partners.org through 4 p.m. today. Tickets will be $25 at the gate on Saturday. Children 10 and under get in free.

Each ticket includes four tokens redeemable for food and drinks at any of the trucks or beverage stations. Additional tokens will be on sale, too

The nonprofit PreSchool Partners prepares at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds and their parents for kindergarten in the Birmingham City Schools.

For more about the Protective Life Food Truck Roundup, go here.

DETAILS

What: Protective Life Food Truck Roundup

Where: Upper parking lot of Macy’s at Colonial Brookwood Village, Homewood

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26

Tickets: $20 online atwww.preschool-partners.orgthrough 4 p.m. Friday, April 25; $25 at the gate; children 10 and under admitted free

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