Scottsdale Food Truck Caravan
Looking for something to do with family or friends this weekend? Check out Scottsdale’s Food Truck Caravan on the northwest corner of 5th and Goldwater every Saturday 7:30pm to 11:30 pm.
MDF stopped by a couple weeks ago (week 6 of the caravan) and enjoyed every minute of our visit.
The first thing you notice is there is ample parking (for car or bike) and the event is set-up with your comfort in mind, from the large candle lit communal tables, concierge tent and a mister system, (heaters in the winter) not to mention weekly entertainment. The week we attended acoustic guitar player Michael Signorelli played and the next week a local blues act.
As you stroll through the trucks reading the menus and making your decisions, or while you are dining at the long comfortable tables you glance around and notice neighbors and friends, young families and senior citizens what an awesome hodge podge of community. We were struck by the notion that this is the reason for the incredible growth of the food truck movement around the country over the last several years, this is what has been missing in our faster and faster paced lives, a chance to take a stroll and have a meal with others, sharing a brief respite of time in the company of like-minded people. All roads (worth taking) lead to food.
The week we visited there was a nice diverse selection of trucks on hand and they change weekly:
Riteway Catering: http://www.ritewaycatering.com/truck.html
Satay Hut: http://www.satayhutaz.com
Sweet Magnolia Smoke House: https://www.facebook.com/sweetmagnoliasmokehouse
Sandra Dee’s Catering: (always our favorite, “we love you Sandra!) http://www.sandradeescatering.com
Grilled Cheese Truck: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrilledCheeseTruckPhoenix
Smitty’s Kitchen: https://www.facebook.com/SmittysKitchen/app_190322544333196
Super Farm Super Truck: https://www.facebook.com/SuperFarmSuperTruck
Torched Goodness: http://www.torchedgoodness.com/schedule.htmlLiberty Biscuits: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Libertys-Biscuits/299579633491167
Udder Delights: http://www.udderdelightsaz.com
Every week is going to be a different themed event all based around “Ate on 5th” a special dish prepared by each truck. The theme while we were there was a competition for best dish, week 7 was BBQ.
The competition was judged by Chef Becky Wendells of The Herb Box at SouthBridge, Jeff Caswell of EVO Scottsdale and Joanie Simon of Restaurant Live AZ. The prize was a guest spot on Restaurant Live AZ with Joanie Simon. The online show airs from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at http://www.doublewidenetwork.com. The winner was Smitty’s Kitchen with their Goat and Curry Stew. Congratulations!
Hope to see you there next time!
Modern Day Forager