Chattanooga Market will salute entrepreneurs of the food industry -- folks who developed a great food product and took it on the road (literally) -- when its Street Food Festival is held Sunday, June 22, in First Tennessee Pavilion.
Steve Brehm, market manager, estimates 30 food trucks will be on-site offering a range of foods from crepes and Cuban dishes to baguettes and waffles. In addition to the usual food trucks that pull into Sunday's market, several more are driving up from Atlanta for this event, he notes.
"Most of these are already at the market nearly every week," he says. "One of the main differences at this event is that we will be pulling the bulk of them out into the street so that they are featured right as everyone walks into the complex."
IF YOU GO
■ What: Street Food Festival at Chattanooga Market.
■ When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 22.
■ Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd.
■ Admission: Free.
■ Phone: 423-648-2496.
■ Website: www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.
The Street Food Festival offers visitors who don't work downtown and have regular access to food trucks the chance to sample a variety of their cultural foods in one convenient location.
Brehm says vendors offering full meals include Famous Nater's World Famous, Lupi's Pizza Pies, Lockhart's Fire & Smoke, The Crepe Outdoors, Taqueria Jalisco, California Smothered Burrito, Rolling J's and the Missing Link.
Also, Good Dog, Terra Nostra, Cuban Soul, Local Slice Pizza, Baguette Tres Bon, Bitler Bistro, Mountain Waffle Wagon, Dixon's Dawgs, The Muenster Truck and The Grilled Cheese Emergency.
Snacks can be purchased from Miller's Lemonade, Rusty's Nutz, Dailey's Delights, Nana's Frozen Custard, Milk & Honey, Sweet Tea Factory, King of Pops, R&D Concessions, Off Grid Juice, Thai Beverage Co. and Kona Ice.
The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local party band The Stratoblasters will perform between 12:30 and 3 p.m.
Contact Susan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6284.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...