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Alpharetta Food Truck Alley rolls into second year
by Nicole Dow
April 16, 2014 09:56 AM | 1763 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This Thursday, food trucks will converge on downtown Alpharetta with the return of the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, a weekly special events series hosted by the city and food truck event planning company Fork In The Road.

“The city and the community of

Alpharetta are really looking forward to the second year, because we’re able to look at last year and how well received the event was,” said Becca Raymond, special events planner with the city.

The series will be held Thursdays through Oct. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Old Roswell Street.

Eleven trucks, eight offering savory options and three offering tastes to indulge the sweet tooth, will be at the opening night of the event series, said Dawn Hall, principal of Fork In The Road. The line-up will feature Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen, On Tapa The World, Bollywood Zing, Buen Provecho, Yumbii, Genki Noodles, Smiley’s Street Eats, The Fry Guy, Great American Cookie, King of Pops and Yum Yum Cupcake.

“The food trucks will rotate on a weekly basis providing food from Atlanta’s top 10 to 20 food trucks,” Hall said. “Each week will be different trucks.”

In addition to the food trucks, patrons can purchase — and walk around the outdoor venue with — beer and wine from neighboring establishments Hop Alley Brew Pub, Smokejack BBQ and La Casa Italian Restaurant and Grill, she said.

Despite its name, the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley is about more than just food. Each weekly event will feature live music sponsored by Music Matters and children’s activities. Thursday’s musical act will be Atlanta singer/songwriter Riley Biederer.

“The fourth Thursday of each month is going to be a larger event with a bigger band and more food trucks,” Hall said.

While there will be picnic tables set up for patrons, guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or picnic blankets. Hall said last year’s crowds ranged from about 1,000 to 2,000.

To cover costs for the entertainment and activities at this free community series, the city is asking for weekly sponsors. Thursday’s sponsors will be TopGolf and Pro Martial Arts, Hall said. Those interested in sponsorships should contact Alpharetta’s special events manager Kim Dodson at kdodson@alpharetta.ga.us.

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