Who knew Charlottesville had so many food trucks? (this one doesn’t count)
I was inspired to look for Charlottesville’s food trucks in part by this query on Google+ -
Apparently SF, Boston, and Austin have thriving food truck scenes. These are also tech hubs too. Is there a relation?
Subsequently, we had quite the discussion on Google Plus. Turns out, Charlottesville (led by UVA) has more than a few food trucks. (I had no idea there is a TV show called “The Great Food Truck Race.“) And I’m sure there are several not listed below.
Charlottesville has a burgeoning (if not thriving) tech segment what with the University’s incubators, many, many startups and small tech firms and more. So why not a food truck scene?
Update 14 May 2013: C-Ville has a great rundown of the food trucks in Charlottesville.
Naturally, I’m late to the discovery as C-Ville and the Daily Progress have recently published stories on Charlottesville’s food trucks.
Food trucks serve up alternative dining options at UVa (Daily Progress)
Food trucks, already gone from on-the-fly hotdog-slingers to civic status symbols in foodie-packed cities around the country, are once again breaking new ground. The latest frontier: the University of Virginia. Campus officials are allowing the trucks on Grounds â€” in the amphitheater to be exact â€” for a yearlong trial intended to alleviate pressure on dining facilities in Newcomb Hall while the building is renovated.
Outside the Lunchbox – (c-ville)
With Newcomb Hall undergoing an $18 million renovation, UVA Dining Services came up with a student meal solution that falls decidedly outside of the lunchbox. Beginning this fall, on weekdays from 11am to 2pm, six trucks with names like Steak Me Home Tonight, Got Dumplings? and Nacho Pandaâ€”park around the UVA Amphitheater to offer students a variety of foods, from Asian-style dumplings to homemade doughnuts.
And Betsy and Charlie are trying out Charlottesville’s food trucks. (an interesting blog where they recount their experiences discovering Charlottesville)
These are a few of the food trucks -