The Radar: Lasso Up Hunger At The Food Truck Rodeo

Okay, okay, the official name of this event actually refers to it as a “round-up” but ehh. You say po-tay-to, I say po-tah-to. You say round-up, I say rodeo. I can see it now: a herd of food trucks grazing the Seattle streets when out of nowhere a starving Seattleite attempts to lasso one of them using an over-sized fork and only being thwarted by the latest in the Super Sonics NBA-decision distraction.

Fight Hunger, Build Hope Food Truck Round-Up

In real life, the event is the Fight Hunger, Build Hope Food Truck Round-Up and it takes place May 19, 2013 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. The event is also the public launch of the University District Food Bank’s campaign to raise funds towards a new facility that will include a grocery store-style food bank, low income housing, job training, a rooftop garden and more.

With your ticket you’ll not only be supporting an important organization that serves 1,000 families each week, but also getting eight food bites and four beverage tastings from participating trucks including Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen, Skillet Street Food, Street Treats, Veraci Pizza, Chopstix, Contigo, Hallava Falafel, Crisp Creperie and Seattle Biscuit Company, Oola and Golden Distilleries, Sozo Wines and Fremont Brewing Company. How’s that for a food truck rodeo line-up, right?

As you can probably see from the line-up, the round-up involves beer and wine so it’s a 21 and over event. Sorry, kids.

Live music will come from The Blackberry Bushes, Washover Fans and Ali Marcus.

Food, beer, wine, live music, a charitable cause? You know I’ll be there. I had me at rodeo.


When: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center | 6615 Dayton Avenue N, Seattle

How Much? 

Individual ticket: $25

Individual ticket + campaign donation: $125

Those of you who choose this option and donate to the campaign will also receive the food bank’s new “Community Cookbook” with recipes from Tilth, Tavolata, Agrodolce, Crush, LloydMartin, Cafe Flora and many other local favorite restaurants.

For more on the Fight Hunger, Build Hope Food Truck Round-Up or to purchase tickets visit their website here.