The Trucks - Although the truck line-up has changed a bit, it's nice to see a number of core trucks that have been attending over the years. There are 10 trucks that offer a balanced set of offerings. World Concern’s website currently lists the following trucks that will be attending:
- Cheese Wizards
- Crisp Creperie
- Fish Basket
- Hallava Falafel
- Off the Rez
- Sam Choy’s Poke To The Max
- Street Donuts
- Street Treats
- Where Ya At Matt
The Cause - Eating at a truck is always a good reason to attend an event. However, another great reason is that 10% of all proceeds from the event will help fight hunger through World Concern's sustainable agricultural programs, creating lasting solutions in Africa, Asia, and Haiti. I personally like this model since it empowers communities to sustain themselves as opposed to short-term solutions.
The Logistics - Parking has always been easy for me. If you need some tips, World Concern has a map for your convenience. The trucks are spread out nicely; even though there are lines from time to time, they're not terribly long compared to Seattle events. You can find tons of places to sit: grass, curbs, benches, tables, etc. If the weather isn't cooperative, they may have tents as they have in the past.
The Vibe - Staff members are very friendly, helpful, and fun! Each year, I end up talking to folks and having a great time chatting. They have a number of contests onsite and a few activities for the kids. They also have music playing from time to time, which creates a festive mood. A great event for families, foodies, and folks looking to try a few food trucks.
The most important question: What should you eat? Well, I'm thinking I may post a few of my faves before the event. In the meantime, check out World Concern's photos from last year on Facebook.
Find me on Twitter for updates before and during the event. I'll also likely be posting on Instagram that day as well. And, as always, foodtruckery photos can always be found on my Flickr page.