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Wichita Eagle putting on Halloween-themed food truck event on Oct. 24

In preparation for a Halloween-themed food truck event at the Wichita Eagle on Oct. 24, staffers traveled to Kansas City on Friday to check out the Kansas City Star’s food truck meetup. Pictured here, clockwise from top left, is paella from a Spanish tapas truck called El Tenedor, Kansas City Star food editor Jill Silva, some blue-cheese covered chips from Moosetruck, and the playful paint job on the Wilma’s Real Good Food truck.
In preparation for a Halloween-themed food truck event at the Wichita Eagle on Oct. 24, staffers traveled to Kansas City on Friday to check out the Kansas City Star’s food truck meetup. Pictured here, clockwise from top left, is paella from a Spanish tapas truck called El Tenedor, Kansas City Star food editor Jill Silva, some blue-cheese covered chips from Moosetruck, and the playful paint job on the Wilma’s Real Good Food truck. The Wichita Eagle

Food trucks in Wichita are so popular, it’s spooky.

And on the evening of Friday, Oct. 24, The Wichita Eagle will help them demonstrate how spooky with a Halloween-themed food truck meet-up.

We have seven of Wichita’s most popular food trucks signed up for our event, which will be called “Haunted Food Trucks.” It will be in the Eagle’s parking lot, off of Rock Island between Douglas and Waterman downtown, and it will last from 5 to 8 p.m.

Local favorites Flying Stove, B.S. Sandwich Press, Hopperoni Express and Let’m Eat Brats will be there. Also joining the event will be the new food truck from Charlie’s PizzaTaco, which should hit the streets this week serving pizza tacos, bierocks, pizza burgers and more.

The event also will have dessert. The Waffle Wagon, which serves heavenly caramelized Belgian waffles that must be tasted to be believed, will be there, along with the new Brown Box Bakery, which is bringing Halloween-decorated cupcakes.

We will also have some Halloween-themed activities, including a Trunk-or-Treat event for kids, who are encouraged to wear their costumes. The trunks will be decorated and managed by several of the Eagle’s columnists and reporters. I will have one, as will business columnist Carrie Rengers, gardening columnist Annie Calovich, Kansas reporter Beccy Tanner, weather and crime reporter Stan Finger and education reporter Suzanne Perez Tobias.

On Friday, Eagle features editor Ardua Harris and I traveled to Kansas City to check out a food truck rally put on by the Kansas City Star and its food editor, Jill Silva. They hold their events in their parking lot several times a year, and they always draw big crowds. Food trucks are just as popular there, and because the city is so much larger, there are many more of them. We had a great time and sampled some delicious food from trucks serving fresh roast beef sandwiches, Spanish tapas, shrimp and grits and meatloaf sliders. Kansas City even has a creme brulee food truck.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. More details will be coming soon.

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