Eat Fleet Food Trucks Expanding Cities (and Days)

By Carey Sweet |

Forget brick and mortar restaurants. These days, all it takes are a few trucks and a knack for alliteration, and North Bay taco-burger-dim sum mobile food vendors are in business.

First, there was Food Truck Fridays, officially unrolled in downtown Napa January 3. Then, Munch Monday debuted in Santa Rosa about a week later.

Now, there is Tasty Tuesdays, beginning today in Rohnert Park.

The idea for all three is the same. A collection of gourmet roach coaches gather at a specified time to ply their food, which may range from wieners a la Santa Rosa’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs, to Indian curry a la Cotati’s Karma Bistro.

While the Friday festival is a once a month evening affair, from 5 to midnight on the first Friday, Munch Mondays and Tasty Tuesdays go after the lunchtime crowd and are held weekly.

On Mondays, the trucks circle into a parking lot on D Street between Second and Third Streets from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., while on Tuesdays, the action takes place in the Callinan Sports & Fitness Center parking lot on Snyder Lane south of Rohnert Park Expressway from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wondering what exactly will be served is part of the attraction, since trucks change week-to-week – a recent nailbiter chronicled on the Munch Monday Facebook site followed the woes of the Dim Sum Charlie’s truck, out for repairs. At the last minute, it made it.

What’s next, Wheelie Wednesdays in Windsor?