SouthPark Eats Alternative Looks to Make #FoodTruckWednesday a Regular Event
So I realize I mayÂ sound like a food truck-obsessed loony tune after lastâ€™s week post about mobile eateries and now posting another, but this really is a great event that deserves recognition! I ventured down to SouthPark this past Wednesday to check out the latest foodie-inspired lunch event, SouthPark Eats Alternative (SEA).
Fueled by the lack of quick and convenient, yet quality food in the area, a lunchtime food truck rally was started at Fairview Plaza last month. Now, going on its fourth week in a row, business professionals in the area (and us Uptown epicurious folk looking to get out of the office for a bit) have a new lunch option.
After referring to the weekâ€™s lineup (available on their website prior to each Wednesday event), I was excited to finally check out one of Charlotteâ€™s food truck veterans, The Chrome Toaster. Stay tuned for my part two of “Exploring the Charlotte Food Truck Scene” where Iâ€™ll dive into the Grilled Chicken sandwich I devoured, and share my opinions on other food truck fareâ€”good and bad.
There is ample FREE parking directly behind the gathering, which is distinguished by bright blue flags. Even though I arrived early to beat the crowds, I was impressed with the turn out. There were eight trucks; up from six from the week prior, all circled around tents and cocktails tables with everyone from kids in strollers to suit-clad businessmen enjoying their meals. Surprisingly, none of the lines seemed to be too long, and within 10 minutes I had my food.
I was also happy to see that SEA is now partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and is accepting canned/dried food item donations every Wednesday to help support local families. Be sure to bring an extra can of something and look out for the red bins to help eliminate hunger!
I had a great time at the event and a delicious meal, but unfortunately I don’t think I will be back. It’s one thing if you work in the area, but it’s just not worth the thirty minute round trip, especially when I have so many great options near Uptown.
Have you checked out Food Truck Wednesday yet? What areÂ your thoughts about this newÂ event? Let us know in the comments below!