July 18, 2012 by Sarah M
//By Jeremy Zoss//
Food trucks are a frequent sight at events these days, providing refreshments at concerts, art crawls, beer festivals and more. On Aug. 5, the trucks will take center stage at the Minnesota Food Truck Fair, a new event from the organizers of the Midwest Tomato Fest.
Organizer Kamal Mohamed said the event, which will be held at 300 3rd Ave. N., said the event was created not only to highlight food trucks, but also to create something that skewed to an older, more sophisticated crowd than the Midwest Tomato Fest. The event features food truck and craft beer pairings, live jazz music and a nine-hole miniature golf course.
“Most festivals really go after young people and try to be as loud and energetic as possible,” said Mohamed. “We wanted to do an event that was the opposite of that.”
Minneapolis Food trucks confirmed for the Minnesota Food Truck Fair include Twisted Sister House of Hunger, Simply Steve’s, Chef Shack, Hola Arepa and more. The event will also include several trucks from St. Paul, including Gastrotruck and The Cave Café. Breweries include Minnesota locals like Surly, Schell’s and Brau Bros. as well as national brewers like New Belgium, Bell’s and Anchor Steam.
Tickets for the event are available at four price points. A $15 general admission ticket grants admission to the event. Beer and food samples must be purchased separately. The $30 grants admission and unlimited samples from the truck. Beer must be purchased separately. The $50 ticket covers admission, a burger sample from the Blue Door Pub and unlimited beer samples from the breweries and 2 Gingers Whiskey. The $80 ticket includes all the benefits of the $50 ticket plus unlimited food samples.
For more information and tickets, visit mnfoodtruckfair.com.