Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Go food trucking for a cause Saturday

Bring an appetite and some money to Saturday afternoon's Charlotte Food Fight, a food truck contest at the South End Food Truck Lot at Camden Road and East Park Avenue. The contest is from 3 to 7 p.m. and raises money for Relay for Life Charlotte, a cause from the American Cancer Society.

The trucks will compete in three categories: Chef's Choice, Mystery Ingredient and People's Choice. A $35 ticket gets you one item from each of the trucks, $7 gets you one thing from one truck, and $1 allows you to cast extra votes. There will also be live music.

The trucks: The Tin Kitchen, Herban Legend, Chrome Toaster, Wingzza, Gourmet Goombahs, Roaming Fork, Sal's Roadside Eatery, Juan Taco Truck, Sticks and Cones, Chef Street Bistro, KO Food Truck, OooWee BBQ and Southern Cake Queen.

Besides your own voting for People's Choice, there also will be official judges, including me,  chef Ron Ahlert of Community Cooking School of Charlotte, chef Alyssa Gorelick, Richard Guica of Meets & Eats Charlotte, Kelly Davis, Mary Cowx, Rance Adams, DJ Cassiday, Nikki Wolfe and Lucas Stretch.

Get details and buy tickets in advance here at Event Brite.  And if you're there, say hello and wish us luck -- that's a lot of eating to do.