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99 Problems But a Food Truck Ain’t One!

So to say that the food trucks are out in FORCE today is an understatement.  I counted 17 trucks at a dozen locations throughout the day.  And those are only the ones that I know of!!!!  And of those 17 trucks, SEVERAL are doing both lunch and dinner service.

Tonight is the 2nd monthly event for the Thursday Night Food Fight in Franklin.  This pits 8 different food trucks against each other in a battle for the monthly title of Food Fight Champ.  PLUS, it comes with a trophy!  The trucks for tonight’s food fight include: Biscuit Love, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Jonbalaya, The Latin Wagon, Mere Bulles, RetroSno, Riffs, and Smoke Et Al.  YOUR VOTES name the winner.  Last month they did text in voting.  Unfortunately, one of the trucks involved last month (not at this month’s event) tweeted out the number to their Twitter followers most of whom were not at the event.  So I hope that the organizers put the kabosh on the text voting and are going towards a voting method where that cannot happen again.  Last month several of the trucks had items not normally on their menus.  Items ONLY for that event.  Most of the trucks pull out all the stops for this event.  So if you don’t have plans, you should definitely attend.  It’s free except for the food.  They also have beer and wine for the over 21 crowd.  This event is from 6-9 PM at the McConnell House in Franklin (108 Bridge Street).  If you want to avoid lines, get there early.  And order from several trucks at the same time.  Then you can be eating while everyone else is waiting in line!  Also, bring some lawn chairs.  They had a few cocktail tables, but not enough for every person in the crowd and there was NO seating.  Who will take the trophy this month???

There are also a plethora of other events happening throughout the day.  The weekly “Lunch In The Park” will take place from 11-2 back by the train in Centennial Park.  Several of the trucks at “Lunch In The Park” will be at the Thursday Night Food Fight.  So you can get a sneak peek taste of what’s to come!  Bistro Truck is offering 10% off your next order form ToGoOrder.Com just by “Liking” their Facebook Page!  Just type in the promo code: OnTheGo.  One use per person.  And Bistro Truck will be in Maryland Farms today at Brookedale Living at 111 Westwood Place.  So you can order your lunch online and it will be waiting for you at the truck.  And it will be 10% off.  BONUS!

They are having a movie night at Coleman Park showing “Happy Feet.”  So if you and the little tots want some fun Thursday night entertainment with some Blue Monkey Shaved Ice and some Sum Yum Yum, then you should make plans to be at Coleman Park a little before 7 PM.

The Bean and Tater is running a REALLY exciting contest.  From yesterday through August 1st, any time you tag them in a tweet talking about how awesome their food is, what you love about their truck, pictures of their food, or whatever creative tweet you put together, you are entered to win a free meal!!!  You just have to be sure to tag them in the tweet so they know you mentioned them.  Their Twitter handle is @BeanAndTater.  You can also check them out tonight from 5-7 PM for dinner at Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  So tweet them now and tweet them often!!!!

I wish I could go on and on about all the trucks in service today, but I’d be writing a tome!  So check out the Locations page HERE to see where the trucks are today and find one close to you!

I hope you all try something new today!  Don’t just stick with the same old same old.  Let the food trucks expand your taste buds.  They will be happy you did!!!

-FTJ Julie


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