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Food Truck Caravan releases September lineup

The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale has an announced its September line-up.

Sept. 6 lineup includes: Aioli Burger, Sweet Magnolia, Focoso Pizza Food Truck, Queso Good, Grilled Cheese Truck, Saffron JAK, Roasted Shallot, Rock-A-Belly, Menime’s Wacky Waffle Truck, Udder Delights and Frosted Frenzy.

Sept. 13 lineup includes: Grilled Cheese Truck, Hey Joe, Wok n Rolls, Yatai Ramen, The Great Pho King, Grilled Addiction, Triple Dot, Queso Good, SuperFarm SuperTruck and Udder Delights.  A special Asian-fusion night is planned.  Chefs will make dishes with an Asian flair.  We will have a Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Dutch, Argentina and American chefs showcasing their best Asian street food.

Sept. 20 lineup includes: Aioli Burger, The Great Pho King, Sweet Magnolia, Grilled Cheese Truck, Focoso Pizza Food Truck, Rock-A-Belly, Triple Dot, 180q and Udder Delights.

Sept. 27 lineup includes: Aioli Burger, Louis Corrales, The Great Pho King, Saffron JAK, Roasted Shallot, Yatai Ramen, Udder Delights and Frosted Frenzy.

Other Happenings at the Caravan:
Caravan Cafe is our new open air market serving specialty drinks and gourmet pastry from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.  We have live music, bistro style seating and misters, each week.

Caravaner’s can reserve an exquisite tent designed and sit back and enjoy the evening as a local chef takes you through a five course culinary adventure. The décor in the Mirage Tent is Moroccan themed with comfortable seating, posh pillows, blankets and lighting. The Mirage Tent rents for $75 and up per person, plus tax and gratuity.

The Pharaoh Tent is another exquisite tent that guests can rent for private parties.  It’s decorated with comfortable seating, posh pillows, blankets and lighting and can be reserve for groups of 6-10 people.  For $85 a night, you get a private place to sit.  For $125 a night, you’ll get an attendant who will take you food order and bring it to you.  To reserve either tent, call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.

Networking groups and large private parties can make reservations to attend any Food Truck Caravan.

Each week, the Food Truck Caravan rolls into downtown Scottsdale and provides guests with the best street food, a comfortable setting with a state-of-the-art misting system or heaters during the winter months, local music and artists.  The “Ate on 5th program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food off one of the food trucks.

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Food Truck Caravan celebrates 1-year anniversary

Every Saturday evening for the last year, the Food Truck Caravan has taken over downtown Scottsdale, along 5th Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard.

The Food Truck Caravan’s one-year celebration is Saturday, June 28, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The trucks have been asked to whip up something special for the caravan-wide themed “A Night in Tuscany,” said Lori Baker, Food Truck Caravan founder.

“Every truck will have something on their menu that fits the theme,” Baker said. Saffron JAK, Aioli Burger, Queso Food, Grilled Cheese Truck and many more food trucks, will be cooking up creative Tuscan specials.

There will also be a pizza making demo and a demo from a local dairy farm on how to make strawberry balsamic ricotta cheese, she said.

The Tuscan theme was inspired by the season. It matches produce that is farm fresh and seasonal, such as basil and strawberries.

Baker started Food Truck Caravan last summer to build the community and support local businesses and farms.

 

“Food Truck culture is so much more than just eating off the truck,” Baker said. “There’s a powerful community drive behind it.”

Food trucks were not originally allowed in downtown Scottsdale, Baker said. She had to pitch the concept to the city in order to get a permit. Food Truck Caravan is the first food truck event in the downtown area.

Food Truck Caravan has local music, seating, misters in the summer, heaters in the winter and tents. When people attend, they stop in bars for a cocktail and shop at art galleries in the area, which stay up on Saturday nights just for the event.

A typical caravan consists of between eight and 12 trucks, Baker said, adding that each chef has to make an $8 special every week, to make sure there is a varying menu.

A large part of the caravan is to showcase and introduce new food trucks. Baker said she has anchor trucks each week and at least three rotating trucks.

Food trucks “create a vibe of community,” Baker said. They are a place for people to gather, to sit and eat together. Cuisine from around the world is served at Food Truck Caravan, Baker said. The event is a great chance for people to try new and inspiring foods.

To Baker, community is centered around food, where people want to support local and they want quality and delicious cuisine.

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Updates on the Hottest Spots in Scottsdale

75 Never Looked So Good

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Next time it’s your birthday, invite the world famous Dale Chihuly to come. That’s exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is doing to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, Chihuly has long held a love affair with the Sonoran Desert. And now he’s putting that love affair on display for the second time at DBG during Chihuly in the Garden. The exhibit blends the distinct shapes and colors of the desert region – think agave plants and the bold and brilliant sun – with Chihuly’s signature touches like brightly adorned glass balls in wooden boats. Behold Chihuly’s brilliant ability to weave his ornate pieces of art into the garden’s 50,000 indigenous plants including the iconic saguaro, cholla cactus and palo verde November 9, 2013 – May 18, 2014. The last exhibit, which ran in late 2008 and early 2009 attracted more than 550,000 over six months.

Wild West Lassoes New Cowboy Joints

Sure Scottsdale is nicknamed “The West’s Most Western Town,” but today the scene is more old west meets new west and a bit more Miranda Lambert than John Wayne. Two new modern-day saloons are adding to the collection of more than 80 hotspots in downtown, dubbed a “desert version of Miami’s South Beach” by The New York Times. The Western swung open its wooden doors with its name written in chalk on April 25, 2013. This honky-tonk is all about local country bands, home-style grub and whiskey cocktails with a cool western meets modern motif as the backdrop – think old church pews, a faux-leather bar, iron bar stools and a well-worn couch.

Just down the street, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row made its debut on Independence Day as a 1920s-style saloon with a new country vibe and live tunes from national and local acts performing on a stage hanging from the ceiling directly above the bar. The owner, Bentley, who just so happens to be a Grammy-nominated country star and Phoenix native, is bringing a taste of the South to the desert with a comfort-food menu with items such as shrimp and fritters, fried pickles and BBQ grilled chicken chockfull of local ingredients. Self-serve beer and liquor on tap will quench any cowboy’s thirst.

Taste the Flavors of Real Mean Cuisine

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Where can you get a satay daging beef skewer for dinner and a s’mores sandwich for dessert? Look no further than the Food Truck Caravan in downtown Scottsdale, which takes place each Saturday from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Featuring eight or more gourmet trucks from foodie havens such as Grilled Cheese Truck, Liberty Biscuits, Satay Hut, Spice It Up, Stickaberry, SuperFarm Food Truck and Udder Delights, expect everything from Southern comfort food and organic sliders to curriesand classic diner cuisine. This family and dog-friendly roundup is complete with picnic tables, live music and a caravan concierge, offering discounts at participating nearby local shops and art galleries for those who spend $8 or more on dinner.

Scottsdale – Shaken, Not Stirred

Scottsdale loves to shake things up when it comes to crafting cocktails. And there’s no better place to sip on a martini than jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, set to debut its new face this October. Named one of the best bars in America by Esquire magazine, this chic lounge is undergoing a major renovation that will nearly double its seating both inside and out but maintain its signature feature, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Cozy up with a friend or loved one at the stand-up drink bar made of authentic jade or on the patio, featuring a retractable shade, heaters and a fireplace.

You love cocktails, and you’re a fan of all things local. Then it’s time to mix it up, literally, at The Mix Up Bar, at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Opening in September, this fun cocktail haven is the brainchild of Kim Haasarud, founder of nationally acclaimed beverage consulting company Liquid Architecture, and Paul McCabe, the new executive chef at T. Cooks, whose passion for locally sourced items is as much a part of him as his Arizona roots. Expect the unexpected with garden-to-glass cocktails featuring a lineup of ingredients like AZ Bitters Lab’s flavored bitters, La Bella Terre’s botanical sprays and vinegars from Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, plus fresh produce and herbs grown in the new T. Cook’s garden. Pair a cocktail with a meal that’s designed to enhance the flavor of the alcohol.

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One of Scottsdale’s original cowboys, Lon Megargee, founder of the upscale, yet rustic The Hermosa Inn would be proud of the recent transformation at Last Drop at the Hermosa. This casual dining bar and grill was expanded to include outdoor seating. Daily happy hour features live entertainment and a new menu from Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco that includes everything from salads and sandwiches to shared bites and pizzas. All handcrafted cocktails featuring house-made liquors, tinctures and bitters are whipped up by Last Drop’s Travis Nass.

On the Edge of Ingenuity

Home to more than 100 galleries, Scottsdale has long been an art mecca that’s inspired some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th and 21st century. On The Edge Gallery, an artist co-op featuring work by more than 40 artists, tells the story of just a few of these great minds through jewelry, ceramic and paintings. Step in the 2,000-square-foot gallery in downtown and encounter artists such as Dave Bigelow, whose starkly beautiful crosses are carved locally in a small woodshop; Wyatt Moody, whose sculptures tell the story of mankind’s journey and connectedness to the Earth; and Sherry Herradence, whose mixed media prints depict her fascination with bold colors, flowers and the four seasons. This one-stop shop harnesses the creative of the Southwest and Scottsdale.

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Updates on the Hottest Spots in Scottsdale

75 Never Looked So Good

OEG-Flowers-610x360Next time it’s your birthday, invite the world famous Dale Chihuly to come. That’s exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is doing to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, Chihuly has long held a love affair with the Sonoran Desert. And now he’s putting that love affair on display for the second time at DBG during Chihuly in the Garden. The exhibit blends the distinct shapes and colors of the desert region – think agave plants and the bold and brilliant sun – with Chihuly’s signature touches like brightly adorned glass balls in wooden boats. Behold Chihuly’s brilliant ability to weave his ornate pieces of art into the garden’s 50,000 indigenous plants including the iconic saguaro, cholla cactus and palo verde November 9, 2013 – May 18, 2014. The last exhibit, which ran in late 2008 and early 2009 attracted more than 550,000 over six months.

Wild West Lassoes New Cowboy Joints

Sure Scottsdale is nicknamed “The West’s Most Western Town,” but today the scene is more old west meets new west and a bit more Miranda Lambert than John Wayne. Two new modern-day saloons are adding to the collection of more than 80 hotspots in downtown, dubbed a “desert version of Miami’s South Beach” by The New York Times. The Western swung open its wooden doors with its name written in chalk on April 25, 2013. This honky-tonk is all about local country bands, home-style grub and whiskey cocktails with a cool western meets modern motif as the backdrop – think old church pews, a faux-leather bar, iron bar stools and a well-worn couch.

Just down the street, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row made its debut on Independence Day as a 1920s-style saloon with a new country vibe and live tunes from national and local acts performing on a stage hanging from the ceiling directly above the bar. The owner, Bentley, who just so happens to be a Grammy-nominated country star and Phoenix native, is bringing a taste of the South to the desert with a comfort-food menu with items such as shrimp and fritters, fried pickles and BBQ grilled chicken chockfull of local ingredients. Self-serve beer and liquor on tap will quench any cowboy’s thirst.

Taste the Flavors of Real Mean Cuisine

foodtruckcaravan Where can you get a satay daging beef skewer for dinner and a s’mores sandwich for dessert? Look no further than the Food Truck Caravan in downtown Scottsdale, which takes place each Saturday from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Featuring eight or more gourmet trucks from foodie havens such as Grilled Cheese Truck, Liberty Biscuits, Satay Hut, Spice It Up, Stickaberry, SuperFarm Food Truck and Udder Delights, expect everything from Southern comfort food and organic sliders to curriesand classic diner cuisine. This family and dog-friendly roundup is complete with picnic tables, live music and a caravan concierge, offering discounts at participating nearby local shops and art galleries for those who spend $8 or more on dinner.

Scottsdale – Shaken, Not Stirred

Scottsdale loves to shake things up when it comes to crafting cocktails. And there’s no better place to sip on a martini than jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, set to debut its new face this October. Named one of the best bars in America by Esquire magazine, this chic lounge is undergoing a major renovation that will nearly double its seating both inside and out but maintain its signature feature, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Cozy up with a friend or loved one at the stand-up drink bar made of authentic jade or on the patio, featuring a retractable shade, heaters and a fireplace.

You love cocktails, and you’re a fan of all things local. Then it’s time to mix it up, literally, at The Mix Up Bar, at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Opening in September, this fun cocktail haven is the brainchild of Kim Haasarud, founder of nationally acclaimed beverage consulting company Liquid Architecture, and Paul McCabe, the new executive chef at T. Cooks, whose passion for locally sourced items is as much a part of him as his Arizona roots. Expect the unexpected with garden-to-glass cocktails featuring a lineup of ingredients like AZ Bitters Lab’s flavored bitters, La Bella Terre’s botanical sprays and vinegars from Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, plus fresh produce and herbs grown in the new T. Cook’s garden. Pair a cocktail with a meal that’s designed to enhance the flavor of the alcohol.

hermosa inn

One of Scottsdale’s original cowboys, Lon Megargee, founder of the upscale, yet rustic The Hermosa Inn would be proud of the transformation at Last Drop at the Hermosa. This casual dining bar and grill was expanded to include outdoor seating. Daily happy hour features live entertainment and a new menu from Chef Jeremy Pacheco that includes everything from salads and sandwiches to shared bites and pizzas. All handcrafted cocktails are made by Last Drop’s Travis Nass.

On the Edge of Ingenuity

Home to more than 100 galleries, Scottsdale has long been an art mecca that’s inspired some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th and 21st century. On The Edge Gallery, an artist co-op featuring work by more than 40 artists, tells the story of just a few of these great minds through jewelry, ceramic and paintings. Step in the 2,000-square-foot gallery in downtown and encounter artists such as Dave Bigelow, whose starkly beautiful crosses are carved locally in a small woodshop; Wyatt Moody, whose sculptures tell the story of mankind’s journey and connectedness to the Earth; and Sherry Herradence, whose mixed media prints depict her fascination with bold colors, flowers and the four seasons. This one-stop shop harnesses the creative of the Southwest and Scottsdale.

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Food Truck Caravan Announces August Schedule

The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale, has announced its August schedule of events and Caravan Concert Series, produced by Rock-it Productions.

Saturday, August 3: “Opposites Attract” featuring music by Van & Melanie who play Valley favorites. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that pairs opposites like chocolate and jalapeno’s.

Featured Trucks: Gourmet Command Center, Grilled Cheese Truck, Sandra Dee’s, The Great Pho King Truck, Q-Up Barbeque, Smitty’s Kitchen, Super Farm Super Truck, Torched Goodness and Udder Delights. 

Saturday, August 10: “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot” featuring Valley Fever, a high-energy band. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish with a kick.

Featured Trucks: Aji Mobile Foods, Chars Kitchen, Grilled Cheese Truck, Luncha Libre, Q-Up Barbeque, Super Farm Super Truck, Sweet Magnolia, Traveling Monk, Brat Haus, Torched Goodness and Udder Delights.

Saturday, August 17: “Food infused with Liquor” to celebrate our first-ever Caravan Cocktail Challenge. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that is infused with alcohol. Think beer battered fish and bourbon infused barbeque sauce.

Individuals are invited to submit their favorite cocktail recipe in advance through the Caravan Facebook page. Then, on August 17, well-known mixologists from local restaurants will judge the competition. Thea Sommers of The Herb Box, Samantha Rogers from The Valley Ho Resort and very special guest judge will sample the top 5 cocktails created by Caravan followers beginning at 9:30 p.m. Judging will take place at EVO, and the winner will be announced at 10:30 p.m. The winning cocktail will earn a spot on EVO’s menu during the month of September.

Featured Trucks: Aji Mobile Foods, Chef Genie, Gourmet Command Center, Grilled Cheese Truck, JGSuperwenie, Liberty Biscuits, Luncha Libre, Satay Hut, Super Farm Super Truck, Sweet Magnolia, Torched Goodness, Udder Delights and AZ-Sno Shack. 

Saturday, August 24: “Slow & Steady” like the summer. Think jerk chicken & chicken gumbo for the trucks “Ate on 5th” special.

Featured Trucks: Grilled Cheese Truck, Jamburritos, Liberty Biscuits, Moto Bowl, The Great Pho King Truck, Q-up Barbeque, Smitty’s Kitchen, Super Farm Super Truck, Brat Haus, Torched Goodness and Udder Delights.

Saturday, August 31: “Labor of Love” - The food trucks will create something in honor of Labor Day weekend. Think sliders, burgers, hotdogs and catfish sandwiches. Van & Melanie who play Valley favorites will perform.

Featured Trucks: Hey Joe, JG Superwenie, Luncha Libre, Rightway, Sandra Dee’s, Satay Hut, Super Farm Super Truck, Udder Delights and AZ-Sno Shack. 

Each week, the Food Truck Caravan rolls into downtown Scottsdale and provides guests will the best street food, a comfortable setting with a state-of-the-art misting system, local music and artists. The “Ate on 5th program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food from one of the food trucks.

About the Food Truck Caravan

Food Truck Caravan is where street food and local music connect. Our vision is to build local community and connect cultures without leaving Scottsdale. To learn more, visit: http://www.foodtruckcaravan.com or call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.

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Food Truck Caravan Announces August Schedule

The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale, has announced its August schedule of events and Caravan Concert Series, produced by Rock-it Productions.

Saturday, August 3: “Opposites Attract” featuring music by Van & Melanie who play Valley favorites. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that pairs opposites like chocolate and jalapeno’s.

Featured Trucks: Gourmet Command Center, Grilled Cheese Truck, Sandra Dee’s, The Great Pho King Truck, Q-Up Barbeque, Smitty’s Kitchen, Super Farm Super Truck, Torched Goodness and Udder Delights.

Saturday, August 10: “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot” featuring Valley Fever, a high-energy band. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish with a kick.

Featured Trucks: Aji Mobile Foods, Chars Kitchen, Grilled Cheese Truck, Luncha Libre, Q-Up Barbeque, Super Farm Super Truck, Sweet Magnolia, Traveling Monk, Brat Haus, Torched Goodness and Udder Delights.

Saturday, August 17: “Food infused with Liquor” to celebrate our first-ever Caravan Cocktail Challenge. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that is infused with alcohol. Think beer battered fish and bourbon infused barbeque sauce.

Individuals are invited to submit their favorite cocktail recipe in advance through the Caravan Facebook page. Then, on August 17, well-known mixologists from local restaurants will judge the competition. Thea Sommers of The Herb Box, Samantha Rogers from The Valley Ho Resort and very special guest judge will sample the top 5 cocktails created by Caravan followers beginning at 9:30 p.m. Judging will take place at EVO, and the winner will be announced at 10:30 p.m. The winning cocktail will earn a spot on EVO’s menu during the month of September.

Featured Trucks: Aji Mobile Foods, Chef Genie, Gourmet Command Center, Grilled Cheese Truck, JGSuperwenie, Liberty Biscuits, Luncha Libre, Satay Hut, Super Farm Super Truck, Sweet Magnolia, Torched Goodness, Udder Delights and AZ-Sno Shack.

Saturday, August 24: Slow & Steady” like the summer. Think jerk chicken & chicken gumbo for the trucks “Ate on 5th” special.

Featured Trucks: Grilled Cheese Truck, Jamburritos, Liberty Biscuits, Moto Bowl, The Great Pho King Truck, Q-up Barbeque, Smitty’s Kitchen, Super Farm Super Truck, Brat Haus, Torched Goodness and Udder Delights.

Saturday, August 31: “Labor of Love” - The food trucks will create something in honor of Labor Day weekend. Think sliders, burgers, hotdogs and catfish sandwiches. Van & Melanie who play Valley favorites will perform.

Featured Trucks: Hey Joe, JG Superwenie, Luncha Libre, Rightway, Sandra Dee’s, Satay Hut, Super Farm Super Truck, Udder Delights and AZ-Sno Shack.

Each week, the Food Truck Caravan rolls into downtown Scottsdale and provides guests will the best street food, a comfortable setting with a state-of-the-art misting system, local music and artists. The “Ate on 5th program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food from one of the food trucks.

About the Food Truck Caravan

Food Truck Caravan is where street food and local music connect. Our vision is to build local community and connect cultures without leaving Scottsdale. To learn more, visit: http://www.foodtruckcaravan.com or call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.

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Food Truck Caravan July Schedule

Each week, the Food Truck Caravan rolls into downtown Scottsdale and provides guests will the best street food, a comfortable setting with a state-of-the-art misting system, local music and artists.  The “Ate on 5th” program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food off one of the food trucks.

Looking for things to do in July? (at night, preferably?) The event, which is held every Saturday night from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale, has announced its July schedule of events and Caravan Concert Series, produced by Rock-it Productions.

 Saturday, July 6th:

“Caravan Country Cook-Out,” featuring country guitarist Mike Easterday.  In addition to their regular menu all of the trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that resembles a cook-out, such as hamburgers or s’mores.
Featured Trucks: 4 Brothers, Luncha Libre, Great Balls & Sliders, Q-up BBQ, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Torched Goodness.

 Saturday, July 13th:

“Caravan Classics,” featuring classic rock by Bandero, a four-piece band that plays Classic Rock.  The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that consists of menu classics from around the world.
Featured Trucks: Grilled Cheese Truck Phoenix, Luncha Libre, Gourmet Command Center, Sweet Magnolia’s, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights, AZ Sno Shack, Brat Haus and Torched Goodness.

 Saturday, July 20th:

“Caravan Duo,” featuring music by Van and Melanie, a duo.  The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that blends nicely together; think things that can’t live without each other like gourmet Mac & Cheese.
Featured Trucks: Great Balls & Sliders, Luncha Libre, Sandra Dee’s, The Great Pho King Truck, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Torched Goodness.

Saturday, July 27th:

“Caravan Variety,” featuring EzD’s, a four-piece Variety band.  The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” sampler plate that gives diners a variety of their menu.
Featured Trucks: Great Balls & Sliders, Traveling Monk, Grilled Cheese Truck Phoenix, AZ Sno Shack, Sweet Magnolia’s, Aji Mobile Foods, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Brat Haus.

About the Food Truck Caravan:
Food Truck Caravan is where street food and local music connect.  Our vision is to build local community and connect cultures without leaving Scottsdale. To learn more, visit: http://www.foodtruckcaravan.com or call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.

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Food Truck Caravan July Schedule

Each week, the Food Truck Caravan rolls into downtown Scottsdale and provides guests will the best street food, a comfortable setting with a state-of-the-art misting system, local music and artists. The “Ate on 5th” program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food off one of the food trucks.

Looking for things to do in July? (at night, preferably?) The event, which is held every Saturday night from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale, has announced its July schedule of events and Caravan Concert Series, produced by Rock-it Productions.

Saturday, July 6th:

“Caravan Country Cook-Out,” featuring country guitarist Mike Easterday. In addition to their regular menu all of the trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that resembles a cook-out, such as hamburgers or s’mores.
Featured Trucks: 4 Brothers, Luncha Libre, Great Balls & Sliders, Q-up BBQ, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Torched Goodness.

Saturday, July 13th:

“Caravan Classics,” featuring classic rock by Bandero, a four-piece band that plays Classic Rock. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that consists of menu classics from around the world.
Featured Trucks: Grilled Cheese Truck Phoenix, Luncha Libre, Gourmet Command Center, Sweet Magnolia’s, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights, AZ Sno Shack, Brat Haus and Torched Goodness.

Saturday, July 20th:

“Caravan Duo,” featuring music by Van and Melanie, a duo. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” dish that blends nicely together; think things that can’t live without each other like gourmet Mac & Cheese.
Featured Trucks: Great Balls & Sliders, Luncha Libre, Sandra Dee’s, The Great Pho King Truck, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Torched Goodness.

Saturday, July 27th:

“Caravan Variety,” featuring EzD’s, a four-piece Variety band. The trucks will serve a special “Ate on 5th” sampler plate that gives diners a variety of their menu.
Featured Trucks: Great Balls & Sliders, Traveling Monk, Grilled Cheese Truck Phoenix, AZ Sno Shack, Sweet Magnolia’s, Aji Mobile Foods, Super Farm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Brat Haus.

About the Food Truck Caravan:
Food Truck Caravan is where street food and local music connect. Our vision is to build local community and connect cultures without leaving Scottsdale. To learn more, visit: http://www.foodtruckcaravan.com or call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.

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Scottsdale's Food Truck Caravan Chef Challenge

The Food Truck Caravan in downtown Scottsdale is holding a Chef Challenge on Saturday, June 22 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.  The caravan, which is held every Saturday night on the northwest corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater, is drawing hundreds of people weekly. June 22,  the competition will be the first of its kind, giving one lucky Food Truck Caravan winner the opportunity to shine.

“The Phoenix street food scene has been too long under the radar,” said Lori Baker, event coordinator.  “This weekend, we’re creating our own version of Top Chef amongst the food trucks. Our judges will rank based on presentation, taste, originality and x-factor.  The winner will receive a spot on Restaurant Live AZ in August. We encourage the local community to come Saturday night and taste for themselves.”

The line-up includes Grilled Cheese Truck, Liberty Biscuits, Riteway Catering, Sandra Dee’s, Sweet Magnolia’s, Smitty’s Kitchen, SuperFarm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Torched Goodness.  Each truck will create a special “Ate on 5th” dish, which will also be available for sale that evening.

The judges are Chef Becky Wendells of The Herb Box, Chef Jeff Caswell of EVO Scottsdale and Joanie Simon of Restaurant Live AZ.  Judges will sample dishes beginning at 8:30 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 9:30 p.m. Both restaurant judges are participating in the “Ate on 5th” program.

“Our Ate on 5th program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food off one of the food trucks,” said Baker.  “We want people to linger and support the local merchants.  Together, we’re building a community and are passionate about supporting locally-owned businesses.”

In addition to the Chef Challenge, Rock it Productions has secured Michael Signorelli, solo acoustic classic guitar player to perform  June 22.

About the Food Truck Caravan
Food Truck Caravan is where street food and local music connect.  Our vision is to build local community and connect cultures without leaving Scottsdale. To learn more, visit: www.foodtruckcaravan.com or call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.

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Scottsdale's Food Truck Caravan Chef Challenge

The Food Truck Caravan in downtown Scottsdale is holding a Chef Challenge on Saturday, June 22 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The caravan, which is held every Saturday night on the northwest corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater, is drawing hundreds of people weekly. June 22, the competition will be the first of its kind, giving one lucky Food Truck Caravan winner the opportunity to shine.

“The Phoenix street food scene has been too long under the radar,” said Lori Baker, event coordinator. “This weekend, we’re creating our own version of Top Chef amongst the food trucks. Our judges will rank based on presentation, taste, originality and x-factor. The winner will receive a spot on Restaurant Live AZ in August. We encourage the local community to come Saturday night and taste for themselves.”

The line-up includes Grilled Cheese Truck, Liberty Biscuits, Riteway Catering, Sandra Dee’s, Sweet Magnolia’s, Smitty’s Kitchen, SuperFarm Food Truck, Udder Delights and Torched Goodness. Each truck will create a special “Ate on 5th” dish, which will also be available for sale that evening.

The judges are Chef Becky Wendells of The Herb Box, Chef Jeff Caswell of EVO Scottsdale and Joanie Simon of Restaurant Live AZ. Judges will sample dishes beginning at 8:30 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 9:30 p.m. Both restaurant judges are participating in the “Ate on 5th” program.

“Our Ate on 5th program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food off one of the food trucks,” said Baker. “We want people to linger and support the local merchants. Together, we’re building a community and are passionate about supporting locally-owned businesses.”

In addition to the Chef Challenge, Rock it Productions has secured Michael Signorelli, solo acoustic classic guitar player to perform June 22.

About the Food Truck Caravan
Food Truck Caravan is where street food and local music connect. Our vision is to build local community and connect cultures without leaving Scottsdale. To learn more, visit: www.foodtruckcaravan.com or call Lori Baker at 480.251.1769.