On April 14, 2017, the San Joaquin County Park District and SactoMoFo held a monthly (Food Truck Mania) at Mickey Grove Park park in Lodi.
Food Truck Mania is a monthly event where eight well-known food trucks from all across northern California come together to one location and sell food and drinks.
The trucks provide live music as well as an area for children, including a bounce house.
The food trucks participating in the recent event were Drewski’s, Dog Town, On the Fry, Hefty Gyros, Green Papaya, Bacon Mania, Kona Ice of Tracy and Costa’s Kettle Corn.
These food trucks consist of a wide variety of food ranging from classic hamburgers to gyros. They even have vegetarian options for the healthy herbivore.
Last weeks’s event was the first one of the year for Kona Ice of Tracy.
“We usually participate in events like these once a month,” said Lisa Duncan of Kona Ice of Tracy.
With a total of eight trucks competing for your business you would think there would be some sort of rivalry between vendors.
That couldn’t be further from the case.
“No there’s really not. This is one of the most friendly businesses I’ve ever been to. If somebody runs out of something and you know the guy two trucks down, yeah he’ll give it to you. Everyone is kinda of a big family,” said Warren Phelps of Dog Town of Sacramento.
Food Truck Mania is a family friendly event with activities ranging from bouncing houses as well as a small play pen. There’s even balloon guy making balloon animals and swords.
“I come to these all the time, I bring my kid here and it’s always a good time,” says Mary Madina with her son Joaquin, 7.
He had a favorite food.
“My favorite is mac and cheese and it has bacon it so bombs dot com,” said Joaquin Madina.
Food Truck Mania takes place the first week of every month.
The next Food Truck Mania will take place on May 5 at Mickey Grove park. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For additional information visit Visit Stockton website at visitstockton.org.