If you haven’t tried a Wichita food truck yet, you have zero excuse not to do so this weekend.
Several big food truck meetups are happening around town, starting on Friday with the Wichita Eagle’s Haunted Food Truck event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. It’ll be in the newspaper’s back parking lot, which is just off Rock Island between Waterman and Douglas, and eight food trucks will be serving their food: The Flying Stove, B.S. Sandwich Press, Let'm Eat Bräts, Hopperoni Express, Stubby’s BBQ, The Waffle Wagon and Brown Box Bakery, which will be serving Halloween cupcakes. Charlie's PizzaTaco’s new truck will be making its food truck rally debut, and Wichita Eagle writers will be there passing out candy, truck-or-treat style, to all the little visitors.
Also on Friday night, GracePoint church at 9035 W. Central is putting on its third annual Blocktoberfest, which will feature two food trucks: Funky Monkey Munchies and Park-n-Pork. It lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. and also will include a petting zoo, games, inflatables and more. The public is invited, and admission is free.
Then, on Sunday, the food trucks will gather for their monthly Food Trucks at the Fountain event. It’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WaterWalk, 515 S. Main, and will be the biggest meetup yet, with a lineup of 12 trucks. All of the above mentioned (except Stubby’s BBQ) will be there as well as Strada by Luciano’s, Kona Ice and the new cupcake truck from Smallcakes.
The event also will feature live music from Mike Peltzer’s band.
In related news, if you missed my guide to Wichita-area food trucks that ran on Sunday, you can still find it here.