Dining With Denise Neil

Three important Wichita food truck dates coming up this month

Several food truck events are coming up.
Several food truck events are coming up.

Food truck fans: A few important eating dates are approaching that you should mark on your calendars.

Night at the Fountains: The monthly evening meetup at the WaterWalk, 515 S. Main, is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The meetup will include a long list of trucks, includng Funky Monkey Munchies, U Hungry Truck, Lynn's Curbside Cookout, Garden of Eatin', Let'm Eat Bräts, Charlie's Pizza Taco, B.S. Sandwich Press, GagasGrubWichita, The Kamayan Truck, Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs, Hopperoni Express, The Big Apple - NY Style Street Food Truck, Falling Star Concessions, Big Chill Ice Cream, The Brown Box Bakery, Kona Ice NW Wichita, 86 Cold Press, Songbird Juice Co., Little Lion Ice Cream, Crave'n Kettle Corn and the Drink Local Truck. The Missing Link will be selling handmade jewelry and offering face painting, and the truckers also have invited Beauties and Beasts, Inc. Dog Rescue to be on site. It will also feature the Mobile Game Den, which allows visitors to play classic video games like Duck Hunt and Super Mario Brothers.

Opening day at the WSU food truck plaza: Wichita State University’s new food truck plaza will open on Monday, June 20. It’s set up on the edge of the new Innovation Campus development, at Wheatshocker Drive and Perimeter Road, across the street from the National Institute for Aviation Research. It has four vendor stalls where food trucks can easily set up. The opening day lineup will be Garden of Eatin’, Kona Ice,Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch and U Hungry, who will all be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A schedule of who will be there will appear at www.wichita.edu/FoodTruckPlaza.

Food Trucks at the Fountain: On June 26, the truckers also will get together for their final-Sunday-of-the-month afternoon meetup at the WaterWalk, 515 S. Main. It will last from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., but those who want to participate in a 90-minute outdoor yoga class should arrive at 10 a.m. The event also will have live music from Kill Vargas. Participating trucks include B.S. Sandwich Press, The Brown Box Bakery, Big Chill Ice Cream, Xclusive Events Booze Truck, Bade Truck, Brickhouse BBQ, Charlie's Pizza Taco Chino's Parrilla, Falling Star Concessions, Funky Monkey Munchies, Funky Monkeys Shaved Ice, Garden of Eatin', Gaga's Grub, German Kettle Corn, Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs, Hopperoni Express, The Kamayan Truck, Kind Kravings, Kona Ice NW Wichita, Let'm Eat Bräts, Little Lion Ice Cream, Lynn's Curbside Cookout, Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch, Sunflower Espresso, Sweet Willy's BBQ, Ms. Tosha's Chicken, Twisted Java Coffee Bar, U- Hungry TRUCK, Fireshark Gaming and The Flying Stove