0412 Food trucks
Laney Maxey, Allene Neighbors, Lella Carl Hammiter and Lee Hurley are helping to plan the Food Truck Round Up for May 12.
Food lovers will think they have died and gone to culinary heaven on Saturday, May 12, when several of Birmingham’s most popular food trucks join forces for The Food Truck Roundup, a carnival of cuisines to benefit PreSchool Partners.
Five food trucks and several restaurants and breweries will converge from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to whip out their most beloved dishes and beverages underneath the Alabama sky. The event, presented by PreSchool Partners Executive Board, Young Partners Board and Women’s Committee, will take place behind the Mountain Brook Mall, located at 2816 Culver Road, in the back parking lot of Leaf ‘N Petal plant shop.
PreSchool Partners is dedicated to preparing at-risk three and four year-olds, and their parents, for kindergarten in the Birmingham City Schools. Students, who may not otherwise get a preschool education, receive a solid educational foundation.
The menu will include several of the trucks’ specialties. Shindigs Catering will offer its pork belly buns, crispy catfish with spicy Selma slaw and sweet soy-braised short ribs. Cantina On Wheels will dish out their much-loved pork, chicken and fish tacos. Spoonfed Grill plans to serve up their southern soul bowls with roasted sweet potatoes, collards, pulled pork as well as chorizo and orange-scented kale quesadillas.
Those with a sweet tooth can sample desserts from Goodie’s Ice Cream and Dreamcakes Cupcakes trucks. In addition, Ezell’s Catfish Cabin will be there with their fried catfish and hush puppies, as will Sneaky Pete’s famous hotdogs and beverages by Coca-Cola, Good People Brewing Company and Supreme Beverage Company.
The family-friendly event will also feature live music by The Drennen Brothers, kiddie entertainment by Whistler the Clown and drawings for prizes throughout the day.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.preschoolpartners.org. Admission gets you three tickets redeemable for food at any of the trucks and a reusable cup for beverages. Additional tickets will be available for purchase; kids 10 and under get in free.
For more information, contact Allene Neighbors, Director of Development, at 936-3754.