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July
29th

Live report: Eating around the Moveable Feast at Cheney Stadium

For the first time, Tacoma’s food carts, trucks and mobile restaurants have found a collective home, if only for a day. About 30 South Sound and Seattle-area food trucks, carts and mobile restaurants are assembled right now at Cheney Stadium, home to Moveable Feast, Tacoma’s first-ever food cart meetup. Vendors will serve until 7 p.m. today.

Our neighbors to the north and south have food cart lots – places where mobile restaurants flock so that diners can mingle and graze, but Tacoma has yet to produce a home for Pierce County’s far-flung mobile restaurant

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June
7th

Moveable Feast: Tacoma will have its first mobile food truck meetup


Barrel No. 51 is one of many trucks that will be at the inaugural Moveable Feast, July 29 at Cheney Stadium.

Restaurants on wheels grill up good eats all over the South Sound, but no real gathering place exists here for mobile food trucks to convene like they do in Olympia, Seattle or Portland.

Until now.

On July 29, Cheney Stadium will host the first mobile truck gathering in Tacoma. Called Moveable Feast, the event is organized by Alyson Jones, director of media and events for the Tacoma Rainiers. The one-day feast has room for about 40 mobile restaurants. Read more »

June
1st

Taco Roundup 2012: A listing of South Sound taco trucks

Some of the South Sound’s best taquerias are on wheels. While Vuelva a la Vida and Tacos Guaymas remain my favorite brick-and-morter taquerias for the freshest Mexican fast food in town, taco trucks have taken over as my go-to eateries for fast-service tortas, tacos and burritos.

I counted just a few trucks four years ago. That number has ballooned to 14 – and I may have missed a truck or two because of their migratory habits. Like birds, they’re known to move without notice and they keep irregular hours (now if we only could get them to flock).

Here are reviews of the five best trucks of the 14 visited. With so many trucks operating, I could afford to be picky. What kept the other nine trucks from my top five was that they lacked decent seating or skimped on freebies such as pickled carrots, radishes and salsa. In some cases, meats were dry or the execution was a bit off. Nevertheless, I’ve listed those trucks at the end of this blog post. Also, don’t forget to check out the map. Read more »

May
15th

More al fresco dining: Barrel No. 51, the barbecue truck, is back


This pulled pork sandwich from Barrel No. 51 is quite the porky, saucy mess.

The next few days, I’m going to write about restaurants with outdoor dining to enjoy our stretch of warm weather  – because who knows when it will just poof, leaving us with soggy socks under our sandals (I’ve seen waaaaay too much of that bad fashion lately). Today’s featured al fresco dining spot is another mobile truck – Barrel No. 51. This will be the third al fresco season for the truck and I’ve appreciated watching its evolution. Right now, the truck is parked at Cedar and South 23rd, near Target in the old movie theater parking lot. Read more »