posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm
Photo courtesy of Atlanta Food Truck Market and Park
While I was traveling a few weeks ago, an old high school friend, Howard Hsu, messaged me through Facebook to let me know about his new project: The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market, a permanent food truck park. Fast forward to today and I receive a press release from The Reynolds Group letting me know the same thing. I have been on the fence about food trucks in Atlanta – mainly because we are simply not a city with a lot of foot traffic. However, I like the idea of such parks. Plus, my lazy side likes the idea of getting lots of tastes in one pass. Some could argue it takes away the point of such trucks, but I say screw it. I like knowing small businesses can reach customers without all of the hassle of a brick and mortar operation.
The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market is going to have its grand opening on April 26th. The space will host 15 or so trucks 7 days a week for lunch and dinner as well as a farmers’ market on the weekend. Look for local notables like Sweet Auburn BBQ, Yumbii, King of Pops, WOW Truck, Happy Belly, Honeysuckle Gelato, Nana G’s Chik-n-Waffles, Yum Yum Cupcake, Munch Truck, Mighty Meatballs, Tex’s Tacos, Tastee Truck, Fry Guy, Yoli’s Street Food, Champion Cheesesteaks, Hail Caesar, The Pickle, Rolling Reuben’s, Pressed For Time Paninis and Mobile Marlay. Yeah, I cut and paste that list. Sue me.
All in all, it sounds like a fun destination as long as parking isn’t a cluster. If you want more details, go here. I am just happy to see Yum Yum Cupcake on the list. I finally got around to trying them and they are amaze. Seriously, have you eaten one? Best cupcake in the city.