As warmer weather seems to be slowly returning to Cleveland, I’m looking forward to spending a day in the park at the May C-Town Chow Down. From 11am-3pm on Sunday, May 22nd, Cleveland Food Trucks will again descend on Lincoln Park to offer up a wide variety of tasty, gourmet fare.
I reviewed the first C-Town Chow Down back in March and as much as I enjoyed my Umami Moto pad thai that day, I’m happy to say that April’s C-Town Chow Down was even better!
The Food Trucks that participated in April implemented a handful of changes to smooth logistics and shorten lines. There were people staffing drink stations separate from the trucks, as well as a special express line at JiBARO where you could order from a limited menu with quick-to-prepare food. Local restaurants like Angelo’s also partnered up with some of the trucks to offer additional menu items.
These changes helped spread out the crowd and prioritized customers who needed to get in and out. This meant it was a lot easier to sample more than one truck’s offerings.
At April’s Chow Down, I enjoyed StrEat Mobile Bistro‘s savory and spicy buffalo mac and cheese with huge chunks of bacon on top, as well as empanadas and seafood bisque from JiBARO. For dessert, I bought a sampling of baked goods from Cakes Plus to take home with me. My favorite? Their pineapple cupcake. So delicious!
I’m happy that everyone involved is working hard to grow this event and build awareness for another of our community’s assets. And now, with more trucks getting on board, Clevelanders have a chance to expand their Food Truck palate even further.
Participating in this month’s C-Town Chow Down so far:
- Cakes Plus’ Traveling Treats
- Jim Kuhn’s Pig lickin’ Good BBQ
- Jibaro Gourmet Food Truck
- JJ Hotdogs
- The Nosh Box
- Seti’s Polish Boys
- StrEat Mobile Bistro
- Zydeco Bistro Creole Cajun Inspired Mobile Restaurant
You can keep up-to-date on future Cleveland food truck convoys by liking C-Town Chow Down on Facebook.
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