Calling all amigos! The 2nd annual gathering of the Mobile Food Rodeo is happening May 3rd and 4th in two neighborhoods – the International District and Fremont - and One Reel will be out and about in the corral of trucks, getting patrons pumped up for Bumbershoot 2014. We’re setting up shop with the Bumbershoot tent, giving away free stuff (including a meet-and-greet with a Mainstage artist) and selling fee-free Any Day tickets to the Festival.
The Mobile Food Rodeo offers two days of delicious street food served curbside. The gathering begins May 3rd at 5:00pm underneath the International Gate with 25 local food trucks, a beer garden, and live entertainment to keep you dancing in the streets. Curfew is at 11:00 pm. The festivities will culminate on Sunday in Fremont, adjacent to the Sunday Market, 11:00am to 7:00pm.
There are two parts to the Mobile Food Rodeo. There is the rodeo, which has its own impressive roster of 45 amazing food trucks spanning over two blocks. Food trucks include Waffle Wagon, Contigo, How Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Plum, Veraci Pizza, The Grilled Cheese Experience and of course, Ezell’s.
The second part of the rodeo features well-known Seattle taco trucks facing off for your vote with a variety of taco flavors in the taco libre showdown.
While the 2014 Taco Libre Showdown list is subject to change, some of the contenders include People of the Chubbs, who will feature their Adobo fried chicken tacos, that are filled with Filipino Adobo Tempura Fried Chicken, creamy cilantro coleslaw, freshly made Pico de Gallo, and topped off with house made Cilantro lime aioli sauce. Crisp Creperie has invented The Flaming Hipster Crepe, specifically to win over your hearts on this challenge. Athena’s, will have Lamb Tacos. BeanFish’s Nacho Libre dish includes Taiyaki filled with all the fixin’s of nachos! And don’t forget about Marination. Their presenting dish is Top Secret, but last year’s taco took the 1st place prize for their “Holy Moley.”
Each truck will have a $5 item and a voting card. The winner, as chosen by the people, with walk away with the Golden Taco Award. Keep in mind when you vote for your favorite taco truck, you’re entered to win the ultimate foodie stay cation for two to Seattle Street Food Festival with $200 in food token, VIF Express Badges and more.
Come thirsty! Bring your Cinco De Mayo mentalities along for the weekend, as ALL proceeds from the beer garden benefit One Reel and Bumbershoot. There will also be live mariachi, and luchador wrestling by Lucha Libre Volcanica.
And don’t forget to stop by Bumbershoot’s tent and say hi, spin the prize wheel, and pick up your Any Day tickets to Bumbershoot; it’ll be the only place in the world where you can purchase these prior to the the Music Lineup Announcement on May 8th. Start getting an appetite, and we’ll see you on Saturday!