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Raleigh Launches Food Truck Pilot Program Downtown

Food Truck

Today I will finally have the option to walk to a food truck parked just around the corner from my office in downtown Raleigh. Food trucks have been part of the Raleigh food scene for more than six years now, but up until this point they have only been allowed to park on private property or at festivals. However the Raleigh City Council recently approved a Pilot Program that will allow food trucks to park at four designated locations on city streets across downtown: 100 E. Polk St., 300 S. Harrington St., 300 South Bloodworth St. and South State Street at the NCDMV Headquarters and N.C. State Employees Credit Union.

Trucks have to apply for a permit to park in these spots but once approved they will be able to get on the schedule for these spots which are available for use seven days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Trucks will also be able to schedule to operate between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. It’s nice to see Raleigh adding more options for food trucks and I’m hopeful that this program will be extended beyond the originally planned six months and that even more locations will be added across downtown. To find out what trucks are scheduled at these locations you view the truck calendar here.

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Durham Food Truck Rodeo Rescheduled for Sunday January 31st


Captain Cookie & The Milk Man
Photo courtesy Paul Prause

Update: Due to the snow and ice from the weekend storm, the Winter Food Truck Rodeo in Durham Central Park has been rescheduled for Sunday January 31st from 12-4pm. There are 50 trucks scheduled including a few new trucks like the Captain Cookie & The Milkman truck pictured above. There will also be live music as well as local craft beer and cider from Fullsteam, Ponysaurus, Triangle Brewery, and Bull City Cidery. You can view the full list of all 50 trucks here.

Special thanks to my friend Paul Prause for the truck photo above. If you are a fan of North Carolina breweries and food trucks I highly recommend you follow Paul on twitter at @paprause.

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
Sunday January 31st, 12-4pm
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701 (map)

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Holiday Food Truck Rodeo in Knightdale to Benefit Meals on Wheels ~ Sunday December 13th.


Bo’s Kitchen ~ Korean Food Truck

The RDU Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA) invites the Triangle community to their first annual Rudolph’s Holiday Rodeo this Sunday, December 13th, from 12-4pm at Knightdale Station Park  located at 810 N First Avenue (map).

The rodeo will feature 15 food trucks with windows up and serving a variety of cuisines and over 80 members of the Association have participated in some phase of the event.  In addition to the food truck rodeo, there will be a photo booth to capture moments with the Town of Knightdale’s Christmas tree, a piñata from Bandido’s, and both Bull City Ciderworks serving local cider & Nickelpoint Brewing serving local craft beer. Rudolph’s friend Santa will make an appearance to greet guests arriving on the Jam Ice Cream truck around 1pm.

“For our first association event, we wanted to highlight one of our core values, Community,” says Art Sheppard, CEO of RDUMFA.  “We selected Meals on Wheels of Wake County, because it is a charity that fits our organization’s core value.  It also meets closely to how our food trucks operate, meals on wheels!”

“We selected Knightdale, because of Knightdale Station Park and the community feeling that it presents,” says Sheppard. The park is home to the Town’s food truck rodeos, special events, and weekly lunches for Food Truck Thursdays.

Food trucks will arrive early to decorate their trucks in the holiday spirit and guests are encouraged to arrive early to watch.  Food truck fans will also have a chance to vote on the best-decorated food truck. For more information about the Holiday rodeo or to learn more about local food trucks in the Triangle area visit the RDU Mobile Food Association facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RDUMFA/

Trucks Scheduled for the 2015 “Rudolph’s Holiday Rodeo
Bo’s Kitchen, Caffe Bellezza, Captain Ponchos, CockADoodleMoo, Dusty Donuts, Mama Voula’s, OMG Chicken, Philly’s, Pho Nomenal Dumpling, Route Bistro, Sarge’s, Stuft, Sweet Traditions, Thai Box Zing, and Will & Pop’s


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Tickets to Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival on Sale Saturday

Beericana 2015

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am for Beericana, a craft beer & music festival in Holly Springs on September 12, 2015. Beericana is in its second year and all signs point to it being even better than last year. The festival will feature over 60 breweries from across the state and beyond, more food trucks than last year with at least 20 trucks and entertainment from 3 live bands playing throughout the day. The event is put on by the people at 919 Beer and they have put their vast beer knowledge and festival experience to work to put together a great event.

Tickets are $45 for general admission, $75 for VIP (with early entry and VIP bathroom access), and $15 for designated drivers. Tickets can be purchased online at Beericana.com starting at 10am on Saturday July 11th. Visit the event website to see the full list of breweries and list of food trucks. Parking is Free.

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
September 12th, 2015
Sugg Farm Park – Holly Springs, NC (map)
For updates & inside notes follow @beericana and @919beer.

All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented. Check out the FAQ on the the event website for additional details.

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Brewgaloo Returns to Downtown Raleigh Saturday April 25th!


Brewgaloo Returns April 25, 2015

One of my favorite Raleigh events returns next Saturday. Shop Local Raleigh’s Brewgaloo 2015, a North Carolina Craft beer festival featuring only NC breweries, live bands, food trucks and local vendors. The 4th annual festival will be held in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza on April 25, from 2-10pm. This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

Here is what you can expect at Brewgaloo 2015

  • 70 local NC breweries (list of breweries)
  • 50 local food truck and vendor partners. (list of food trucks)
  • 17 live local bands.
  • Brewers, food trucks and vendors stretching from city plaza to the Capital in downtown Raleigh.

General admission is free. The purchase of beer tokens includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses, available while supplies last). Guests can purchase $5 drink tokens to use for full pints (1 token) or a sampler card totaling 5- 3oz samplers (1 token).

Drink ticket pre-sales are available at local stores, Ray Price Harley Davidson and Galatea Boutique or online at http://shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo/. Tokens will be on a special sale of 5 tokens for $20 through April 24! Pre-sales will also be able to arrive early to get their tokens, wristband and cup on the day of the event.


Event Details
Brewgaloo 2015  ~ Saturday, April 25th
Raleigh City Plaza (Map)
2:00 – 10:00PM
Website: http://www.shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo/
Twitter: @Brewgaloo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brewgaloo

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