Each Thursday for the past three and a half months, hundreds of downtown Alpharetta apartment residents and others from around the area have congregated on Old Roswell St. to enjoy truck-prepared meals.
Live music fills the air and a sense of genuine contentment is palpable as attendees enjoy their food, the weather, and good company. For everything you need to know about Alpharetta’s Food Truck Alley, continue reading below.
A collaborative event coordinated by the City of Alpharetta and the event planning company Fork in the Road, the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley first opened for business April 18, 2013. Just midway through its second season, the event has already proven itself to be a resounding success. More than just a place for tasty eats, the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley offers an environment that fosters fun and the development of community ties. This year, the event, which takes place on Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 PM at 37 Roswell Street behind Smokejack BBQ and in front of La Casa Italian Grill, is slated to run through October 23.
Participating Food Trucks
Vendors represent the finest and most popular food trucks in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Participating food trucks rotate regularly, with between six and eight who set up shop and display their menus each week. The event has a diverse culinary profile, including American, French, Japanese, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Spanish food in the lineup. Buen Provecho, Happy Belly, Ibiza Bites, Genki Noodles and Sushi, and Fry Guy are some of the most enticing food trucks that participate. Beer, wine, bubble tea, and other beverages can also be found. Fresh, local ingredients are featured in many of the dishes, but anyone who wants to indulge in a juicy burger, cheese steak, greasy fries, or pizza will have no trouble satiating his or her appetite.
Tasty eats may be the namesake of the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, but they aren’t the event’s only highlight. Each week, lively musicians (many of them local) perform. Music Matters, a local music shop where budding musicians can buy their first instruments at great value and enroll in source music lessons, is the event sponsor in charge of selecting musicians to perform at the event. They have done an excellent job so far, with contemporary blues legend Mudcat and renowned party band GrooveTown already having played earlier this year. On the fourth Thursday of every month, a better known band plays and a higher-than-average number of food trucks participate in the event.
A hallmark of the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley is it’s a family-friendly event. With parking, entry, and entertainment all provided free of charge, the only things to pay for are food and drinks. Seating is provided, but families who want their experience to be reminiscent of a picnic are encouraged to bring blankets.
What are you doing next Thursday? If you haven’t already been to the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley this summer, it’s high time you attend. Round up the troops and head on into downtown Alpharetta to Live Life + Love Life at a family-friendly event that helps makes the city worthy of its “Awesome Alpharetta” nickname.
Do you have a favorite Alpharetta or Atlanta sourced food truck? Who is it and what is your favorite dish prepared by them?
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