Beer Man

A fleet of food trucks will feed hungry masses at GABF

If you didn't spring for tickets to the farm-to-table pavilion, your food options at GABF are sparse: You're either eating a pretzel necklace, or you're choosing from a handful of mediocre options in the convention center.

Or, if you're smart, you're showing up early and eating from food trucks.

This year, a handful of food trucks will be parked outside the Convention Center during every session, selling tacos, sausages, soft pretzels, chili and beer-themed treats to those looking for a little sustenance before getting their aggressive drink on.

"All the trucks are gonna be on 14th just between Stout and California," says Denon Moore, owner of the Denver Cupcake Truck, which will be there tonight. "Near the alley. And it's accessible to the public, too. You don't have to be at beer fest in order to come to the trucks."

If you are going to GABF, though, you can't leave and come back in -- so if you plan to hit the trucks, you'd better do so before you enter the center. That way you won't have to leave early in order to put some quality food in your no-doubt drunken belly.

Here's the schedule:

Thursday, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pinche Tacos Stick It To Me The Denver Cupcake Truck

Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Route 40 Argentinean Grille Mikes 2 Kitchen The Tasterie Truck Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mythos Greek Food The Crock Spot The Uber Sausage The Bon Bon Buggy

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk