Food truck rallies have been popping up all over Hillsborough County and now one is coming to Citrus Park.
On Saturday, August 4, Broadstone Citrus Village Apartments will host "Citrus Park's First Food Truck Rally." The event, organized by Tasting Tampa, will feature several food truck options, music and vendors.
"I love food trucks and I love supporting local," said Kristen Miller, a sales associate for Broadstone Citrus Village Apartments. "And they haven't really come to this side of town often."
Broadstone Citrus Village recently opened off Gunn Highway at Citrus Garden Drive. Apartment staff hope the food truck rally will bring attention to the new community.
Tasting Tampa has organized dozens of food truck rallies in the area since its founding in 2011, including Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Food Truck Fiesta in downtown Tampa. The company also does restaurant consulting, event promotions and catering.
"Tasting Tampa's purpose behind all food events is to connect people to great food from local small business owners," said Shannon Sturtz, Director of Operations for Tasting Tampa. "In addition to this we try to create a family friendly event that brings the community together."
Money raised from water bottle sales at Saturday's rally will go to purchase school supplies for underprivileged families, Sturtz said.
On Saturday at Citrus Village, the food trucks will be parked on Citrus Garden Drive right off Gunn Highway. The entire street will be blocked off for the event.
The following food trucks are scheduled for Saturday's event: Jimmy Meatballs, Keep'n it Reel, Not Your Ordinary Food Truck, Michelle Faedo, Pocket Pirates, Unforgettable Cupcakes Truck, Whatever Pops, 3 Suns Organic Bistro, and Rollin Zoinks.
Want To Go?
What: Citrus Park's First Food Truck Rally
Where: Broadstone Citrus Village Apartments, 8001 Gunn Highway in Tampa.
When: Saturday, August 4 (4p.m.-8p.m.)
For more information go to: facebook.com/tampabayfoodtruckrally