The Baltimore region's first-ever Baltimore Food Truck Week starts Friday with dozens of food trucks serving every type of cuisine making stops all over the area.
Rosa Gargano's kitchen may be small, but it's just big enough to cook and prep food for her huge menu. Her food truck, Pasta La Vista Baby, is a full-service restaurant on wheels.
"You can get a gourmet lunch right out of a food truck," Gargano said.
This week, customers can eat Italian or just about any type of cuisine during the first-ever Baltimore Food Truck Week. Fifty trucks in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties will all offer different specials.
"Every day, we're going to be doing giveaways, we're going to be randomly picking customers to give free lunch, we're going to give gift cards out," Gargano said.
Baltimore Food Truck Week starts Friday and ends April 15. To find a bunch of food trucks in one location, the three nights not to miss are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
If Willy Dely could have changed one thing about the inaugural Baltimore Food Truck Week, it would have been the weather.
The winter months are notoriously hard on the food truck industry, which predicates its business on luring customers outside. And the temperature for the first-ever Food Truck Week’s showcase event, a festival in Patterson Park on Nov. 10, was a frigid 30 degrees.
“Last time, it was really, really, really cold,” Dely said.
Dely, the owner of hospitality consulting firm Au Jus Solutions and founder of Baltimore Food Truck Week, is hoping for a milder forecast for the festival’s second go-round, scheduled for April 6-15.
Baltimore is getting a new kind of restaurant week, this time for eateries on wheels.
The inaugural Baltimore Food Truck Week will be held Nov. 6 through Nov. 10 throughout the metro area.
More than a dozen trucks will participate, serving up eats at lots of locations. You can find a full list of participating trucks and locations here.
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The first Baltimore Food Truck Week will roll into Charm City and its surrounding suburbs Monday through Nov. 12.
Just as the area’s regular restaurant week promotions look to boost restaurant business during slower periods, Food Truck Week will aim to drum up business for the trucks as they head into winter — typically a slow season for the mobile vendors that rely on walk-up business.
The inaugural event will incorporate about 50 food trucks and include events in the city and Baltimore, Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel counties.
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Baltimore's food trucks are hungry for attention.
The inaugural Baltimore Food Truck Week has signed on more than 20 trucks to participate as its kick-off date approaches – and the festival, scheduled to take place from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, will have closer to 50 participating trucks by the time it begins, organizer Willy Dely estimates.
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A Local food truck and restaurant consultant is working to give food trucks a boost during the colder months through a restaurant week-style promotion.
Willy Dely is launching the inaugural Baltimore Food Truck Week in the city and surrounding counties Nov. 6-12.
“There’s a restaurant week happening twice a year now in every county. Why not a food truck week?” said Dely, owner of Au Jus Solutions, a consulting firm for food and hospitality businesses.
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