Category archives for: Raleigh

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Beer Week, Durham Food Truck Rodeo Lead Our Best Bets for this Weekend

Crowds waited in line at the various trucks during the Food Truck Rodeo. (Photo by Tony Rice)

Durham Central Park’s annual Labor Day Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday. These events are so much fun!

Raleigh, NC: Crowds Gather Early for Raleigh Food-Truck Rodeo

via Flickr - Ray Rivera

An hour before it began, the Food Truck Rodeo drew hungry hordes begging for crab burgers, crawfish po-boys mixed with squash and tomato pie – all of it cooked on the humming floorboards of four-wheeled vehicles.

Raleigh, NC: Rodeos Help Increase Acceptance of Food Trucks in Raleigh

Food truck diners fill Fayetteville Street during the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Raleigh, N.C.

About 70 food trucks and other vendors will descend on Fayetteville Street this weekend, drawing thousands of people and filling the street from the State Capitol to City Plaza.

Raleigh, NC: Klausie’s Pizza Closes Truck, Looks to Open Restaurant

Photo by Bridget Whelan
Klausie's serves pizza by the slice at the Food Truck Rodeo at Durham's Central Park on Sunday, March 11, 2012.

Klausie’s success has out-paced our capacity. Our current config – a small truck working out of rented kitchen space – is unable to meet the ever growing demands for our pizza! To meet demand, Klausie’s needs its own kitchen space (a restaurant) for prep and a mobile unit with greater cooking capacity. We’ve decided to shut down the current version of the Klausie’s Pizza’s food truck immediately. Now, we can focus on getting a restaurant in or near downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh, NC: Thousands Flock to Downtown Raleigh for Food Truck Rodeo

Thousands flocked to Fayetteville Street for the Food Truck Rodeo.
Steve Sbraccia, WNCN

Thousands took advantage of the great Sunday weather to come out and sample tasty treats from more than 40 different food trucks representing all kinds of cuisine.

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo Corrals Hungry Crowd

Melissa Blackburn of Raleigh holds her dog Mister as she waits in line at the Chirba Chirba Dumplings truck Sunday during the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo.

Raleigh took a cue from its neighbor to the west in offering food truck rodeos. Durham was the first Triangle city to get things rolling with a rodeo in 2010.

Raleigh, NC: Destination – Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Fayetteville Street was packed with food trucks and hungry people during downtown Raleigh's first food truck rodeo.
(Copyright 2013 Capitol Broadcasting Company)

I expected huge lines at Sunday’s event, the first of four planned this year. Luckily, the church my family attends gets out at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. So we walked over to Fayetteville Street and were among the first in line when it opened at noon.

Raleigh, NC: Downtown Food Truck Rodeo Wrangles Up Thousands of Customers

Thousands came out on a beautiful spring afternoon to enjpoy the goodies at a food truck rodeo Sunday, May 12, 2013, in downtown Raleigh.
Kyle Jahner —

“The waits have been crazy long all day,” North Raleigh resident Roxanne Hoover said as she waited in line for Parle-vous Crepes, one of the more popular trucks. She said she’d been in line for nearly 45 minutes.

Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Politicians, Patrons Come Around to Idea of Food Trucks

'Bagista' Emily Goldman, right reaches for more sausages to throw on the grill as chef Alex Swearingen turns on an exhaust fan at lunch May 10, 2013. The Baguettaboutit food truck moves around various locations in the Triangle and was in the Research Triangle Park for lunch before re-stocking and heading to Durham for a dinner and evening location. In a city that was once reluctant to embrace food trucks, the first of four Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeos takes place Sunday. Each event will include 40 trucks, including Baguettaboutit, lined up on Fayetteville Street.
Chuck Liddy —

About 40 mobile food vendors and as many as 6,000 people are expected to attend the first Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo. The event, and the related expansion of the Triangle food truck scene, show how far the street vendor industry has come in the Triangle and nationwide.

Raleigh, NC: Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo


Food trucks will line up on Fayetteville Street with local bee r, music, buskers, magicians and other entertainment for your enjoyment!