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YUM !!

08/15/2011

A snacking scavenger hunt:
Here’s a closer look at the food trucks operating in Asheville:

Eatbox has been dishing out its gourmet meatballs at festivals in the area and was a favorite Tennessee’s music city for the weekend, Bonnaroo, this year. Once a regular at The Get Down’s parking lot on Haywood Road; may return soon.

Venezuelan Food Truck offers traditional empanadas and arepas for both vegetarians and meat lovers. Spotted up and down Haywood Road, recently next to Altamont Brewing and at Franklin’s Outdoor Sports. No evident Facebook or Twitter presence.

Gypsy Queen Lebanese Street Food is known for its fine fafalel, shawarma, kibbeh and salads. Owner Suzy Phillips has been leading the food truck charge. Spotted all over town. Check Facebook (GQC Lebanese Street Food) for daily locations.

The Pink Taco Truck stands out on Charlotte Street, where is it usually parked Tuesday-Friday. Stop by for the tacos, burritos and nachos. A recent special: Fry bread with meat or vegetarian topping. Search for The Pink Taco Truck on Facebook.

The lowdown food truck, a sandwich and wrap shop on wheels, has taken up residence at the Citgo on Broadway St. just north of downtown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Recent specials include pesto grilled cheese and jerk chicken salad with pineapple. Search the lowdown food truck on Facebook.

Ursa Minor Coffee serves up local, fair trade and organic coffees from Dynamite Roasting in Black Mountain, teas, smoothies from Sweetbird and baked goods from West End Bakery. Search Ursa Minor Coffee on Facebook.

Scenedipity’s map of food trucks can be found at http://scndp.it/streets. It’s still in the testing phase, with a formal launch planned for Friday.
Beyond the trucks’ individual accounts, two great sources for news are Asheville’s Gourmet Street Food Trucks page on Facebook and #avlfoodtrucks on Twitter.

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