Mixson Hosts the Charleston Food Truck Rodeo on May 1
April 22, 2011
The Reynolds Group
On Sunday, May 1, the Charleston Food Truck Federation will partner with Mixson, a blossoming neighborhood in North Charleston’s historic Park Circle district, to host a brunch-inspired gathering of the Charleston Food Truck Rodeo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. As the second stop on the organization’s roaming tour, Mixson welcomes a dynamic and delectable set of Charleston’s mobile eateries in support of the city’s culinary community and local food truck movement. Offering native La Bubbly sparkling wine and fresh mimosas from Social Wine Bar, the event will also engage attendees with live music, a menu challenge starring organic, locally made Giddy Goat Cheese, and a raffle for a complimentary custom-made beach cruiser from Charleston’s own Affordabike.
“The Charleston Food Truck Rodeo is a great collaboration for us. It’s a platform to activate the public space at Mixson, strengthen community relationships and stimulate small business activity for local entrepreneurs,” said Michael Phillips, managing director of Jamestown.
This month’s brunch-themed Charleston Food Truck Rodeo will serve the best local food on four wheels, including:
The Little Blue Brunch Truck – Home of the famous Diggity Doughnuts, this bright teal food truck features vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly curbside brunch fare, including a variety of Diggity Doughnut flavors du jour.
Roti Rolls – Roti Rolls blends exotic flavors with locally sourced, organic meat and veggies wrapped in housemade Indian flatbreads.
Hello My Name is BBQ – The Charleston-based restaurant fires up traditional Southern barbecue and sides using a griddle on the go.
Happy Camper Snoballs – A traveling, vintage 1965 camper houses this snoball stand, merging inventive flavors with classic New Orleans-style iced treats.
"As the founders of the official Food Truck Rodeo, we are a group of independently owned food trucks with a mission to change the street food scene in Charleston,” said Cory Burke, owner of Roti Rolls and a leader of the Charleston Food Truck Federation. “The event is a way for us to bond together to partner with local businesses, helping to share the space and locations around town and bring our food to the neighborhoods.”
The food trucks will gather on Mixson’s great lawn off of Summey Street, located adjacent to The Barn for shade and seating. Food trucks accept cash only, and free parking is available. In addition, Mixson offers an on-site, off-leash dog park and leashed dogs are welcome throughout the property. For more information and a complete calendar of the many spring happenings at Mixson, visit www.mixson.com.