The Justice League of Street Food hosted its first bash of the season last weekend, and on Friday, the Food Truck Renegades will follow up with a street-food party of their own.
Twelves trucks and carts -- Crock Spot, Street Eats, NZ Smoking Guns, Mikes2Kitchen, Sweetness, Brava! Pizzeria, Stick it to Me, Mythos Greek, the Biscuit Bus, Steuben's, Chef Driven and Coaches Scoop -- plan on planting their wheels in the parking lot at Ninth and Bannock beginning at 4 p.m.
"We started doing the Food Truck Renegade parties last year, and it was a great success," says Mandy Birks, who, along with Stephen Daniels, owns the Crock Spot, one of the participating carts. "We put in a lot of effort to make sure we did it right, we generated a loyal following, and now that we have a good thing going, we're going to keep on truckin'."
The kick-off season opener, says Birks, will include suds from Left Hand Brewing, margaritas, wine, face painting, balloon artists, two bluegrass bands, adult Big Wheel races, longboard demonstrations, kickball, a sky lantern show at dusk and, obviously, a ton of food.
And guess what? If you play your math cards correctly, we'll give you and a guest the option of keeping your wallet at home (just make sure you stuff your pocket with tip money). In order to grub and imbibe for free, you'll need to answer this question: How many total pounds of pork has the Crock Spot served since January 1, 2012? The Cafe Society commenter who comes the closest without going over will win.
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We'll announce the victor Thursday afternoon.
Ready, set, guess!