LOS ALAMITOS Foodies can now combine a glass of wine or beer with their food truck meals throughout the summer at weekly Thursday gatherings near the St. Isidore Historical Plaza.
St. Isidore acquired a permit to sell beer and wine at the “picnic@theplaza,” a new weekly gathering of food trucks in the parking lot of US Bank, 10942 Pine St. The plaza has a seating area with tables and benches and is steps away from the bank’s parking lot.
This Thursday, for the first time, the event will feature free entertainment: A.J. Masters, a country-folk-blues singer from Nashville. http://www.reverbnation.com/ajmasters
The chow on wheels event, from 5 to 9 p.m., is geared to offer residents and visitors a new food truck venue while raising money to save the plaza and the city’s oldest building. http://www.ocregister.com/news/food-301096-city-plaza.html
Volunteers from St. Isidore will sell the alcoholic beverages at a “beer/wine garden,” city officials said. All proceeds will go toward a non-profit group that wants to buy the building that once housed a Catholic church.
The food line-up for this week is: Cajun on Wheels, Chomp Chomp Nation, The Flip Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Piaggio On Wheels, Ranchan Ramen, Rancho a Go Go, Rolling Sushi Van, Slap Fish Truck and Swinging Kitchen.
“Attendance is increasing and we are all looking forward to a great summer,” Angie Avery, the city’s recreation and community services department director, wrote in an email. Information on the Thursday food truck event is online at www.gotfoodtrucks.com.
A separate food truck event in town takes place on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. outside My Gear store at 11081 Winners Circle. The website www.dindinagogo.com lists that weekly line-up.