The food truck phenomenon sweeping the nation has found its way to Rhode Island with an event to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats will be held on Friday, April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bank of America City Center (skating rink area) in the heart of downtown Providence.
Ten gourmet food trucks will offer tastings, along with wine and beer tastings by Jonathan Edwards Winery and the Narragansett Brewing Company. General admission is $50; VIP tickets are available for $75 and include early admission, extra tastings and a free beverage from the cash bar. For tickets and information, go to www.rifoodbank.
org/TruckStop or call 230-1673.
Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats kicks off the Eat Drink RI Festival, a three-day local festival organized by David Dadekian, founder of culinary website Eat Drink RI.
Food trucks participating in Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats include Championship Melt, Chez Pascal’s Hewtin’s Dogs Mobile, Clam Jammers, Flour Girl Baking Company, Joedega, Like No Udder, Mijos Tacos, Radish, Rocket Fine Street Food and Tallulah.