Cary, NC: Cary’s food truck rally expanding

The Chirba Chirba Dumpling food truck will be at the Chatham Street Chowdown in downtown Cary on July 26. Sarah Shaw - sshaw@newsobserver.com

By Jessica Banov  |  News Observer

The Chirba Chirba Dumpling food truck will be at the Chatham Street Chowdown in downtown Cary on July 26. Sarah Shaw - sshaw@newsobserver.com
The Chirba Chirba Dumpling food truck will be at the Chatham Street Chowdown in downtown Cary on July 26.
Sarah Shaw – sshaw@newsobserver.com

The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally in downtown Cary is growing in a big way.

The town announced there will be 24 food trucks at the next food truck event Sunday, July 26, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. That’s up from the 15 trucks that spread out along West Chatham Street in April.

Because of the high interest from area trucks, the footprint for the event will be bigger, said Ashley McCall, cultural arts program assistant for the Town of Cary.

The event will stretch across Chatham Street, starting at Harrison Avenue, crossing Academy Street, and extending to Walker Street.

The lineup includes many trucks making their first appearance at the Chatham Street Chowdown, including Cousins Maine Lobster, which has become popular in the Triangle food truck scene.

The trucks scheduled to attend are: American Meltdown, Baguettaboutit, Bam Pow Chow,Belgian Waffle Crafters (formerly known as Belgian Waffology), Chick-N-Que, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, CJ’s Street Food, Green Olive Deli, Gussy’s Greek Food, Hibachi XPress, Philly’s Cheesesteaks, Pie Pushers, RedEye Barbeque, Rolling Bistro, Sarge’s, The Wandering Moose,Virgil’s Jamaica and Will and Pops.

There also will be a beer and wine garden with Brueprint Brewing Co., Fortnight Brewing Co., and Chatham Hill Winery.

Frozen treats and drinks will be represented by Locopops, SweetWater New York Ice. Co.,The Freezing Pointe andFahsyrah’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. Plus, there will beCrossroads Kettle Corn Popcorn.

Scarlet and Peak City Sound are scheduled to perform.

Chatham Street will be closed from 2 to 10:30 p.m. Walker Street and Harrison Avenue will remain accessible.

The town also notes that The Cary theater on East Chatham Street will offer up a slate of foodie films in the week leading up to the food truck rally. Starting Sunday, July 19, the offerings include “Chocolat,” “Like Water for Chocolate” and “Mystic Pizza.”

On Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m., the day of the food truck rally, “Chef,” a film about food trucks, will be shown at 2 p.m.