By Lisa McKinnon | VCStar.com
CAMARILLO, Calif. – The grounds of the historic Camarillo Ranch House will be the setting for Ventura County’s newest food truck event when it debuts this week.
The Throwback Thursdays Food Truck Fest from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday will include appearances by local trucks Scratch, Kona Ice, Sweet Arleen’s and The Underground Gourmet Food Truck.
Also participating will be Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Steamy Bun Truck and Tokyo Doggie Style, a Los Angeles-based truck that specializes in grilled-meat rice bowls, lychee lemonade and milk teas with boba.
The monthly gathering is designed to help raise funds for the Camarillo Ranch Foundation and its programs. It also is meant to draw attention to the landmark property, which is only partially visible from Highway 101.
“We’ve found that, unless they’ve been here for a wedding or an event like Taste of Camarillo, a lot of people don’t realize the Camarillo Ranch House is here,” said Marissa Lopez, associate director of the foundation.
Those attending the event are urged to bring blankets and folding chairs for seating on the lawn in front of the house, a Queen Anne-style Victorian built in 1892.
Guided tours of the house will be available. DJ Jerry Gutierrez of GTZ Entertainment will provide lighting in addition to playing music from the 1960s and ’70s, adding to the “throwback” theme.
Beverage selections will include beer and wine from Surf Brewery of Ventura and Magnavino Cellars and Herzog Wine Cellars, both of Oxnard.
The event typically will take place on the final Thursday of the month, although it will shift to avoid holidays in November and December, Lopez said.
Seating will move to the heated barn on the property in those months when the weather turns chilly.
The Camarillo Ranch House is at 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. For information, call 389-8182 or go to website http://bit.ly/V82fmf.