You may have seen our crazy panicked tweets about chicken and waffles on Saturday night.
We were in downtown Gainesville at the first-ever Food Truck Rally featuring local food trucks: Pelican Brothers, Go Go Stuff Yourself, Grilled Cheese Wagon, Humble Pie, La Lola Loca and Off the Griddle (visiting from Polk County).
As a long time lonchera supporter myself I attended out of sheer curiosity. How did I not hear about this until last minute!? A random blog post on The Alligator was my source and a Facebook event confirmed it. Hundreds were there at 7p.m. ready to dive into plates of burgers, tacos, rice bowls, pad thai, pizzas, dressed-up fries and squid gyros. Yep. Squid Gyro. Here’s what went down.
Don’t go to a food truck rally expecting gastronomic enlightenment – go to have a good time and enjoy hot street eats under the stars. For a first attempt I thought it went pretty well (the organizers and some patrons agree). I hope the hosts give this another try; it seems Gainesville is ready.
Did you attend on Saturday night? The organizers would love your feedback – tell ’em about your experience here.
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