The organizers of Moveable Feast, the food cart meetup held two weeks ago at Cheney Stadium, have announced next year's date for the mobile restaurant festival and also have plans for a smaller event in September. Here are the dates to save - Sept. 8 for the smaller mobile restaurant meetup and July 28, 2013 is the date for next year's Moveable Feast.
[caption id="attachment_11326" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The 2013 date for Moveable Feast has been announced. It's July 28, 2013. "] [/caption]D.I.N.E. The Sept. 8 event is called Delicious Infield Nosh Extravaganza, or D.I.N.E., a smaller mobile feast with food trucks and live entertainment. D.I.N.E. has a different format than Moveable Feast - it’s a ticketed event with a $10 admission and is for diners 21 and older. D.I.N.E. will host fewer food trucks than Moveable Feast - about six food trucks have been invited.
Organizer Alyson Jones, who mobilized Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cake Studio owner Odette D’Aniello, plans the D.I.N.E. event to be entertainment focused with live music and $5 craft beers. The festival will take place in the infield at Cheney Stadium, which limits attendance to 2,000. Jones - who is media and events director for the Tacoma Rainiers - said via email she’s inviting back six mobile food trucks. So far, South Sound mobile restaurants Celebrity Cake Studio, Choripan and Lumpia World have confirmed they’ll serve at the event. Seattle truck Where You At, Matt also has booked the event. Tickets to D.I.N.E. go on sale tomorrow, Aug. 10 (see box for details).
Moveable Feast IIFlash forward to next July 28 - that’s when Moveable Feast II will be held. If you didn’t attend the inaugural Moveable Feast, the one-day restaurant festival was a gathering of about 30 food trucks, carts and mobile restaurants that attracted about 5,500 diners.Read this story about the creation of Moveable Feast. Here's a recap of my live eating coverage at the festival.
Mobile food meetupsSave the date: Moveable Feast 2013 has been scheduled for July 28, 2013 at Cheney Stadium D.I.N.E.: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 8, Cheney Stadium, $10 tickets (includes parking and entry), 21 and older event. Purchase tickets beginning Aug. 10 at tacomarainiers.com, the Cheney Stadium box office or call 253-752-7700Info: tacomafoodtruck.com