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Food trucks hit Taste of Atlanta and other mobile food news

Credit: ANA LAURA ARAYA

Credit: ANA LAURA ARAYA

If you didn’t know, Taste of Atlanta returns this weekend, and Atlanta food trucks will make a bigger appearance than ever before. As the food truck scene has expanded, and the lineup of available trucks has nearly exploded in the last year, the yearly foodie fest is embracing the scene with open arms. Food trucks aren’t new to the festival, but this year they will be more prominently featured. The Taste of Atlanta crew even teamed up with the Atlanta Food Truck Park for a “Taste of Atlanta night” on August 30th.

Given the setup of the festival, where restaurants from all over Atlanta set up tasting booths and carts, the expanded inclusion of food trucks seems only natural. Some of the trucks you can plan to see include Sweet Auburn BBQ, Munch Truck, Rouxd Food Truck, Honeysuckle Gelato, Mighty Meatballs, and Yoli’s.

The festival runs from October 5th-7th, and tickets are still available here.

Dinner at the Depot wraps up for the season

One of Atlanta’s OTP food truck gatherings that has picked up steam this year, Dinner at the Depot in Kennesaw, wraps up their food truck season at the end of this month, just in time for winter to roll in. The final evening of the gathering, hosted Monday nights from 5 p.m.-8p.m. at The Depot in downtown Kennesaw, will be on October 29th. That leaves just four more Dinner at The Depot’s until after the thaw in the spring, so get out there while you can.

Nutella truck comes to town Oct. 24-27

Yes, there is a Nutella truck. What is better than finding out there is a rolling supply of Nutella coming to Atlanta? How about the fact that it is everyone’s favorite price, $free.99?

As part of a promotional “Nutella Breakfast Tour”, Atlanta was chosen as one of twelve cities to get a few days of free Nutella samples. Though no official schedule of locations has been posted to their Facebook page yet, you can expect one before the truck gets into town.

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

7 comments Add your comment

M.Johnson

October 3rd, 2012
9:37 am

Jon, I posted this on Jenny’s blog earlier but it seems more relavent here. Taste of Atlanta is just too expensive.

I have attended similar events in Chicago, DC and even Detroit. None of them was as expensive as the Atlanta fest, which is charging $25 in advance; $35 at the gate. Kids ages 13 and under get in free, but you still have to purchase coupons for them to eat, at the cost of 10 coupons for $10.

I understand that Chicago’s event is MUCH larger, but they charge no admission and tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8.

I love our dining scene and enjoy restaurant weeks as well as other Atlanta events that let me try new spots or dishes. But each year I pass on Taste of Atlanta because of the price.

Waiting for it...

October 3rd, 2012
10:26 am

May we expect the Atlanta Police Department to show up with citation books and tow trucks, or have the appropriate City of Atlanta officials been ‘compensated’ in advance of the event?

Agnes

October 3rd, 2012
10:46 am

When I first read this headline as it was originally written, my first thought was that a convoy of food trucks plowed through a food sampling event and ran over innocent pedestrians.

Edward

October 3rd, 2012
11:02 am

Last year I enjoyed ToA because I was able to get a VIP ticket for $40 and I got there as the gates opened. The VIP ticket allowed me to access some great food and drink without having to deal with the horrible lines in the rest of the venue. Trying to get a taste of something has become such an ordeal. Do I really want to wait in line for an hour to get two bites of BBQ or one slider? This year I didn’t get a chance on a discount ticket to the VIP section, and the regular $85 price just isn’t practical. I’d rather spend the $85 on a nice meal in a nice restaurant where I don’t have to deal with flies and crowds.

Kristen

October 3rd, 2012
11:23 am

Watch out, Edward. I agree with you completely, and a few weeks ago when voiced similar sentiments, I was taken out behind the woodshed and beaten by the loving, tolerent readers of this blog.

RK

October 3rd, 2012
11:37 am

I agree with you, M.Johnson. I’d rather attend a real event like Charleston’s in March. This is just a county fair.

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