Food trucks take over Birmingham May 12 | Community Spirit
A fleet of food trucks will share their delectables with Birminghamians Saturday, May 12 while doing some good for a local neighborhood and preschool program.
The day starts with the Food Truck Roundup behind Leaf 'N Petal in Mountain Brook. Shindigs Catering, Cantina on Wheels, Spoonfed Grill, Dreamcakes Cupcakes, Good People Brewing Company and Supreme Beverage Company will offer a full lunch.
All proceeds from the Roundup will benefit PreSchool Partners, a program dedicated to preparing at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds and their parents for their first year in the Birmingham City Schools. Children enrolled in the program often have no other options for Pre-K.
“We are excited about this fundraiser,” Lella Carl, executive director, said in a press release. “We are grateful that these businesses believe in supporting education. At PreSchool Partners, we know that a good education is a proven solution to fighting poverty and building better communities. Our program is changing lives for the better.”
Tickets to the Roundup are $20 which includes three food tickets and a reusable cup for drinks. Additional food tickets can be purchased on site. For more information, visit http://www.preschool-partners.org/.
If you still haven't had enough food truck nibbles, head on over to 55th Place Arts in Woodlawn for the Food Truck Throwdown from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Trucks will compete to win the best dish highlighting the throwdown's signature ingredient, strawberries.
The event will include live music from Communicating Vessels and art from City Arts Boutique. In addition to sampling foods from Shindigs, Fresh of the Bun and Dreamcakes, Avondale Brewing Company will offer free tastings.
“Since we opened 55th Place in the fall, our merchants and neighbors have been talking about an event to showcase the area in a fun and family-friendly way,” Main Street Birmingham Executive Director Elizabeth Barbaree-Tasker said in a press release. “We think a spring afternoon spent eating great fresh food from our city’s growing corps of food trucks is a perfect way for people to get to the know the area.”
For more information, visit the Throwdown Facebook page.