Thursday, April 28, 2011

Food trucks without the wheels...and with the fees

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

In Los Angeles and Orange Counties, it's easy to find food trucks in any industrial park. Right around break time, the trucks will drive into the parking lot, and employees will swarm around the food trucks to buy stuff.

It's a different situation in San Bernardino County. Liset Marquez:

As you may know, San Bernardino County has an ordinance which prohibits food trucks from roaming the streets.

But there's a solution - sort of. Liset Marquez:

Ordering a Korean barbecue taco or a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich from a food truck in San Bernardino County will soon be possible - at least for a day.

I.E. Food Truck Fest has been organized for June 18 in the parking lot of Citizens Business Bank Arena. At least 50 food trucks will participate.

Now this is on a Saturday, so you won't have a lot of employees lining up to get stuff.

Oh, and there's one other difference between getting to a San Bernardino County food truck and one in another county. In San Bernardino County, you have to pay to get in.

Tickets can be purchased at - a fee will apply - or at the arena's box office, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway.

VIP tickets are being sold for $25, and allow the ticket holder to enter the festival an hour before it opens to the public.

General-admission tickets are $10, and tickets purchased before June 15 are $8.

The website and Facebook page don't say, but I would assume that the food itself costs extra.

I never thought that I'd have to pay a Ticketmaster fee to buy a taco. Presumably Pearl Jam won't have a food truck there.

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