Fun in Charlotte - Food Truck Friday
First, Food Truck Friday. Quick recap: This had been held for years at the intersection of Tryon, Camden and Park. The lot got sold to a developer who is turning it into the HQ of Dimensional Fund Advisors. That means Common Market and Food Truck Friday were left to find new homes.
The trucks get annual vehicle inspections and checks from the health department - but that's it - and some food truck owners say it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a little more oversight.
Food truck vendors in Charlotte, North Carolina are voicing their concerns over a proposed city ordinance that they say would hurt their industry
There were a variety of things to choose from, ranging from a Thai food truck to a “mobile cupcakery” and a food truck that served only crêpes. The cold noodle and spring roll dish I got from Hot Box “Next Level Street Food” was a fairly sized portion of an Asian “pasta salad” of ramen noodles and various veggies, with the spring rolls this week being filled with duck and blood orange. I found both to be delicious, and wish the lines hadn’t prevented me from trying the many other offerings at the event.
For those of you interested in where to find these street eats that have become all the rage, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming events where you’ll find everything from surf & turf burritos to fried green tomato grilled cheese sandwiches to champagne & berries flavored cupcakes.
I also ordered a side of Cheese and Herb Rissotto balls or, aranciata, as they were called in my Italian household. An order gets you three golf ball sized bites of risotto and cheese fried until golden, topped with shredded cheese and a sprinkling of herbs. I was hoping for a little more gooey cheese action in the center and a bit more sharpness from the cheese, but I'm biased. My dad made the best aranciata.
From covered dish dinners and coffee shops to Charlotte’s iconic Greek Festival and food truck rodeos at Chow Down Uptown, food brings people together.
Our team doesn’t do little fundraisers. We like to stay active in the community with big events. I thought it would be great to have an event where all the food trucks could get together, but also do a cross-marketing thing for people who want to fight cancer