Scottsdale’s Food Truck Caravan: Music And Food

Summer is coming to a close, especially now that Los Angeles schools start August 13! No wonder the final Chinatown Summer Night of 2013 is Saturday, August 17, 2013. Head over to 943-951 North Broadway between 5 p.m. and midnight for a free evening of live music and cultural activities, presented by indie radio station, KCRW, and Chinatown.

Sunday, July from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Civic Center Park Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP, presents “The Social Network” You can bring picnics or purchase from on-site gourmet food truck catering, with the show beginning at dusk.

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Opening ceremonies begin at 10:45 and the Mutt Strut will officially kick off at 11 AM with the waving of the green flag. This year’s Grand Marshalls are the team from the Bert Show that is the morning show on 93.9. Honorary Co-Chairs are Kalen Irsay from the Colts and Indy racer, Graham Rahal. The track is 2.5 miles so if you are taking small children or small dogs, it’s a good idea to have strollers or a wagon with you.

Sunday, January 13: Moveable Feast Garden City takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 350 Saratoga Avenue (at Stevens Creek Boulevard), where Garden City Casino used to be located. For this week’s line up of mobile restaurants, visit the Moveable Feast Facebook events page and follow them on Twitter.

“It is a great exposure festival for craft brewing. I hope the BA (Brewers Association) can continue to prevent it from becoming a sh*t show. I think the Colorado Brewers Guild Brewers Rendezvous amongst the trees at the riverside park in Salida, CO is still the best.

What do you anticipate the next big food trend will be? Alternative ways to serve your food. The pressures of opening a restaurant in San Francisco along with the current economy are making food trucks and carts more appealing. Everything and anything that’s good, whether it’s art or food, responds to the times…I mean, who really wants to sign a lease right now? If you look at the next year or two in San Francisco, people serving food in different, creative ways will be out there more and more. Even we’ve started an outdoor lunch barbeque outside of Town Hall on weekdays. Initially we were worried it’d take away from the indoor restaurant, but it’s a totally different clientele base. People are responding to it.