I’m so excited that after the success of the 1st Awesometown Gourmet Food Truck fest last October, Valencia decided to do it again! This is put on for the people of SCV and you don’t have to pay to access the trucks! So, I’m dubbing this the 2nd Awesometown Gourmet Food Truck fest (the one at Central Park doesn’t count). I love the new location and some of my favorite trucks are coming. This sounds like it will be a great event.
This event is going to be held at the Valencia Auto Center, which I think is perfect! Creekside Drive WILL be closed off and you can find an event map with free parking locations by clicking HERE. There will be VIP parking available for a nominal fee (proceeds going to the SCV Sherriff’s Foundation). I don’t know about you, but I’m totally splurging for VIP parking.
Again, this event is free to attend, but bring plenty of CASH for the food trucks! You will have so many excellent choices! Including my ultimate favorites, Ludo Truck, India Jones, Fishlips Sushi, Lake Street Creamery, Border Grill, and Lomo Arigato. You can find me checking out the RAMEN truck though…
You can find more information by visiting Awesometown’s website HERE.
The event will take place tomorrow:
MAY 15, 2011
11am – 7pm
Lunch and dinner!
You can ready about my previous experience at the 1st Awesometown Gourmet Food Truck Fest HERE.
Seriously though, dont’ miss it. Also, once again, here are some PRO-TIPs for when attending any food truck fest:
Here are a couple of Pro-Tips for surviving any sort of food festival.
Sidenote? These tips were picked up from hearing stories about past food truck events from seasoned pros Vinh and Ryan T.
1. Gather a circle of friends. Make sure it is people you really get along with because you might be stuck in line with them for an hour. Make sure they can hang and are adventurous. Whiners aren’t allowed.
2. Arrive early. Set a meeting place. Dress comfortably. Shave your legs. Inside joke.
3. Know that there will be a crowd. Accept it. I don’t like crowds, but act as if you and your friends are the only ones there.
4. Bring CASH! Some trucks to accept debit/credit cards, but Cash just works out better. For example, if you see your friend in line for sushi, you could just slip them a $5 bill and ask them to grab you something.
5. Have a home base. A fort. Somewhere that you can actually sit and enjoy your goods. You waited 40 minutes for that falafel. You want a place to enjoy it. We had a good location away from the madness but still close enough to see the action. I saw some people set up chairs in the parking lot by their cars. They must be the alternate SCV Crew because they had a good idea going. They looked like they were having a blast too.
I’m sure there are more tips I’ll think of…but these are the ones that always seem to work for us.