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Old 05-11-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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I was reading that their is going to be a Food truck rodeo over here in Raleigh one week end?? I love to go ,I know one is in Durham But we don "t go to Durham for anything .(always get lost etc) I would love to see a large one out at the fair ground some weekend> What do you think ?? Fun?
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Here you go: Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

It's not at the fairgrounds. I've only been to one food truck rodeo, in Durham. We found it so crowded and the lines were so long that we left without eating. Cool thing to see, once, but we won't be returning. Instead, we try to hit a food truck occasionally using their twitter feed or just passing by or some other way.

BTW, a GPS is a wonderful thing to own. And Durham is WELL worth visiting.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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^ this

Yup, the Raleigh food truck rodeo is this Sunday from 12-5 and will stretch several blocks down Fayetteville street. I agree Thta food truck rodeos get crowded and you are much better off just trying to catch trucks at their usual haunts during the week. I typicallyvisitthe rodeos just to check out the scene and people watch. This event will have a few local breweries on hand along with a few coffee carts so that will be nice.

If you do go and plan to eat GO EARLY. Get there 10 minutes before the event starts and know what truck you want to order from. After the firsthand hour lines start to get very long and frankly it is no longer worth it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Are the trucks selling regular meals or is everything "sample sized"? A friend asked me to go but I'm having a hard time understanding the fun in this rodeo. There are only so many lunches I can eat in one day.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Thank you for this post!!! Definitely going
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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Are the trucks selling regular meals or is everything "sample sized"? A friend asked me to go but I'm having a hard time understanding the fun in this rodeo. There are only so many lunches I can eat in one day.
They are selling their regular food. Not sample sizes.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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So how was it?
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Was a big success in my book. Yes, it was crowded and yes there were long lines, but that happens at events like this. I think this event will be looked at as a watershed event when the city of Raleigh finally realized food trucks and events like these draw people downtown.

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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Was a big success in my book. Yes, it was crowded and yes there were long lines, but that happens at events like this. I think this event will be looked at as a watershed event when the city of Raleigh finally realized food trucks and events like these draw people downtown.
Agreed. We rode bikes all around raleigh, locked up and hung out here with friends for a while. I've been wanting to hit Porchetta for a while, it was right where we locked up (accross from Raleigh Times), line was about two minutes, and the wait for food maybe 15, tops. Not bad IMO, and the food was stellar! Total success in my opinion, and I'm pretty sure most of the good restaurants stayed busy too.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Williston, VT
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We had a lot of fun!
Parlez-vous crepe was awesome!
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