As many of you know, Raleigh’s restrictions on food trucks are a little stricter than those in Durham. As a result the food truck scene in Raleigh is often a little less active than the Bull City. However, when First Friday rolls around you can count on finding trucks in downtown Raleigh. Below is a quick list of trucks that will be out and about in Raleigh today (Friday 8/3/12) and info about a food truck rodeo going down at North Hills on Monday 8/6. As always, follow your favorite food trucks on twitter to keep tabs on where they will be each week!
Food Trucks in Raleigh Today!
11:30am-1:30pm – News & Observer Food Truck Rodeo
Sympathy for the Deli – Lonerider Brewery from 5-9pm
Baguettaboutit – Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) from 6-10pm
American Meltdown – Marbles Museum IMAX Theater from 5-9pm tonight
MondayAfternoon (8/6/12) – North Hills Food Truck Rodeo
North Hills mall (in parking lot behind Bruegger’s) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Captrust, is hosting a food truck rodeo to benefit the the Payton Wright Foundation. 10% of all sales to be donated to the foundation, which raises money for pediatric brain cancer research.
The trucks scheduled to be there:
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Captain Ponchos Taco Truck
Gussy’s Greek Street Food
Olde North State BBQ
Big City Sandwiches
Big John’s Hot & Spicy
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
More info on North Hills Food Truck Rodeo on their event facebook page here.
2 responses to “Food Trucks in Raleigh for August “First Friday” & Food Truck Rodeo at North Hills Monday August 6th!”
I was downtown on Friday and missed the mini-food truck rodeo. I was bummed when I read the post later in the day. Today’s rodeo in North Hills felt like a success from a popularity standpoint. Chirba was at least 25-30 deep (they entertained those in line by getting them to cheer). I noticed Klausies and Ponchos were popular, too. Two trucks on the bill, Big John’s and Gussy’s, were not in attendance. However, Philly’s was a surprise guest. Since I work in this area, I hope North Hills/Kane plans another one. Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks for the recap of the North Hill rodeo. I wasn’t able to go but am glad to hear it was a success. Yeah, it seems like there are always one or two trucks who are “no shows” when rodeos go down. I guess it is the nature of the mobile food business, but I am glad to hear they had a few surprises too. I think having a rodeo at North Hills was a fabulous idea and I too hope they make it a more regualr thing. I will keep you posted if I hear of any additional food truck events in that neck of North Raleigh! Thanks for the input!