By Contributor | Creative Loafing Charlotte It’s not an overly colorful or decorative exterior that draws one to the Tin Kitchen food truck. Instead, it’s the long lines of salivating people by the vehicle’s side that tell you, “This is going to be really f-ing good” – a fact quickly confirmed by just one glance at the […]
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.
The truck itself was made in England specifically for soft-serve ice cream, an old tradition in England, but a fairly new one here, and the Sticks and Cones truck is the only one in the state of North Carolina.
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
Any list of the finest ways to experience summer in Charlotte must include a visit to any one of the local beaches, as well as sailing and BBQing by Lake Norman.
For food truck owners there’s no way around it, as it takes a lot of fuel to run their businesses.
The food trucks have become a Friday night tradition but regulars say this event was the biggest yet.