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- August 8, 2014 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm in reply to: QFM 96 & The Food Fort's First Ever Food Truck Festival This Saturday #1033740
We hope to see you all out tomorrow!August 7, 2014 9:14 am at 9:14 am in reply to: QFM 96 & The Food Fort's First Ever Food Truck Festival This Saturday #1033447
On Saturday, Aug. 9, the inaugural Food Fort Food Truck Festival will take place at 2400 Corporate Exchange Drive in Columbus.
The event will feature live music, promotions and giveaways, a beer garden, food trucks and other vendors. The festival begins at noon and ends at 7 p.m.
According to Food Fort Marketing and Development Manager Kevin Brennan, prices for most food truck items range from $5 to $10 and that beers will be in the $4 to $5 range.
Food trucks from the Food Fort participating in the event include: Pitabilities, Swoop! Food Truck, OH! Burgers, Herb’n Food Truck, Flat Top Pizza, Red Plate Blue Plate, A Cut Above, Dos Hermanos, Culvers of Reynoldsburg, J Pops, Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery, Loops, Challah!, Kinetic, Blu Olive, Lily’s Mini Donuts, Smok’n Cantina, Fun’l Frenzy, Tortilla, Taco Sherpa, Mangia Dolce, Donatos Street Pizza, Kenny’s Meat Wagon, Burrito Bus and more.August 30, 2013 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549306
Reminder: no food truck on September 2nd – Have a great holiday.
Good stuff for sure.
Leonardos is back after being gones for decades. On Hague in the old Sparano’s location. They have a mean cream puff there.August 26, 2013 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549305
The Street Food finder is up to date, though I don’t know if all of the trucks are represented.
Street Food Finder is great butr not all of the trucks use it.
Any other ideas about how to make Mondays, Wednesdays or any other day of the week work better – let us know.
I would encourage people to use Street Food Finder – its is handy.August 26, 2013 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549304
TBF, I think there’s a bigger issue here. While restaurants have a permanent place, no food trucks do. There’s web resources, but those are irregular in their consistency or even presence. What I really think should exist would be a website that would quantify the stuff that bogs the less adventurous down
[*]Location & hours for day(or, week really)[/*]
[*]Menu (text or link, and not a freaking PDF or flash site. OMG those people.[/*]
[*]Possible allergens (peanuts, dairy, wheat [ie gluten free])[/*]
[*]Turn around time[/*]
[*]Call ahead phone #[/*]
[*]Links to reviews[/*]
Because in my experience, it really doesn’t take much to deter some folks from trying food carts (again). There’s a twitter roundup thing, but, eh. I think Columbus has a decent food enthusiast culture, and Food Fort has done great work, but I still think part of the Proper Working Foodtruck Culture Machine of Greater Columbus isn’t there yet.
Maybe more/better advertising? I know there’s a St. James sandwich board now, but maybe some “FOOD TRUCK HERE” type signs on Detroit at both Summit and 4th ends? Aside from CU posting, what advertising has been tried?
Good Points. A good Website helps a food truck – if you can find it.
This encapsulates some of the challenges and approaches to findings a truck or cart.August 26, 2013 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549301
Tonight the Explorer’s Clubi is serving. Sample menu is attached.
FRIED PLANTAINS AND YOYO SAUCE
Fries with Ropa Vieja (Beef), Jack Cheese, Cilantro Sour cream, and Chipotle Tomatillo salsa
LOCAL SMOKED PORK SHOULDER, FRIED PLANTAiNS, ROASTED GARLIC, CILANTRO ANd FRESH LIME JUICE, JALAPENO SLAW, JACK CHEESE, TOASTED CUBAN BUN
ROPA VIEJA SANDWICH
Shredded Beef Marinated in tomato sauce, Jack cheese on a Cuban Bun
HOME MADE MEATLOAF SANDWICH
WITH CHEESE, BBQ SAUCE AND ONION RINGS
FRIED BOLOGNE SANDWICH
With Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Mango Habanero mustard
Grilled Vegetables With black beans, rice, Cheese and Guac
SHRIMP AND SCALLOP TACOS
SHRIMP and SCALLOP OVER SRIRACHA SLAW WITH CHIPOTLE AIOLI
SERVED WITH SOUR CREAM AND SALSA
CHEESE $5 Vegetable $6 Ropa vieja $7
Chips and Salsa
Mac & Cheese
$3August 26, 2013 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549300
Not going into September? I’ve been thinking since you posted Wednesday and it’s a tough call, I love having the trucks out on Monday, but I also know its got to be profitable for everyone. Will consult with the Mr. and see if we can brainstorm something.
Thanks for your ongoing support.
We have Mondays through September and not sure what happens after that.August 23, 2013 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549298
Monday Explorer’s Club.
Last Monday for August…..and maybe one of the last for the series.
If you have suggestions – please share.
ThanksAugust 21, 2013 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm in reply to: End of August and September Mobile Monday Schedule and the future? #549297
September 30th – Explorer’s Club
Great line up of beers at St. James tonight. Who is going?
Tonight Explorer’s Club – you can bet there will be some interesting fusion or someting on the menu to enjoy.
Saw these all over the city proud to see them and they are a fashionable black.
Tonight it is Challah. One of the first opportunities to try out this new truck.