About Nashville Food Truck Junkie Julie:
I am a “thirty something” accountant who absolutely loves all things food especially bacon, burgers, and breakfast. However, I have a great negative disposition when it comes to pickles, ketchup, and mustard. I recently got into the cupcaking craze, but have no plans to go into the cupcaking business. I just like to make a single batch of cupcakes and icing from scratch to share with anyone who will try them (including some of the food trucks!). And in the last year, I’ve slowly started transitioning into a craft beer snob (Lagunitas Censored and French Broad Gateway Kolsch being a few of my favorites!)
I have no culinary training other than extensive experience eating other people’s culinary training. So my reviews on the food are going to be excessively amateur (and more fan-sided). There are things that I do not like to eat, but there are definitely more things that I DO love to eat. I have eaten out quite a bit, so my reviews on the experience will be a little less amateur, but still amateur. And in the instances of foods that I may not care for, I’ll make sure to have a guest reviewer present!
I started falling in love with food trucks watching Eat St. on Cooking Channel. And I was so jealous of LA, New York, Portland, and all the cities they featured. I wondered where was Nashville!? Then seemingly overnight a few trucks started to gain some attention here in Nashville. Mas Tacos, Grilled Cheeserie, and Riffs. And since then, Nashville has boomed with food trucks in the last few years. It seems like a new one pops up each week! And I have my definite favorites. And I can’t wait to share them with everyone! And with as much time as Eat St filming has been here in Nashville recently, it definitely appears as though our wonderful city is finally getting it’s due!
One small note: I am NOT affiliated with any food truck or food truck group of any kind although I am friends with many of the food truck owners (now).
The exciting thing is the June 17, 2014 release of my first book, Nashville Food Truck: Stories and Recipes from the Road. This book not only has some recipes from the trucks, but it has behind the scenes stories of the truck owners as well as a few tips for anyone who might be thinking of starting their own food truck. You can order a copy of your very own by visiting The History Press, Amazon.com, or Barnes and Noble. We will also have some upcoming book signing events in June, July, and August as well! If you would like to schedule a signing, you can email Sarah Falter at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can email me at email@example.com!