Food truck craze invades Carmel Valley’s Touch A Truck fundraiser

The upcoming Touch A Truck San Diego fundraiser for childhood cancer research ( being held June 4 at Torrey Pines High School from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. will feature a wide-variety of delectable offerings from some of the hottest mobile food chefs around. Perhaps you’ve already heard, but food trucks are hot, hot, hot right now. In some of the trendiest cities — Portland, Austin and yes, San Diego — gourmet food trucks are hitting the streets and bringing innovative, freshly-prepared and cooked meals to the mobile masses. These are not the “roach coaches” of old – rather, they are “Gastrotrucks” with diverse menus offering classic southern BBQ, farm to street interpretations of classic food truck fare, and even Mexican/Asian fusion.

MIHOGastro will be serving up its trademark farm-to-street menu inspired by locally available and sourced ingredients, all hand-crafted and made from scratch every day.
Long-time Carmel Valley residents and community supporter Bruce Weisman from Brett’s BBQ in Encinitas and 4S Ranch will be bringing an open-grille trailer and offering their famous pulled pork sandwiches and other BBQ favorites.

TwoForTheRoad’s classic American cuisine (“with a twist”) such as hot dogs, corn dogs and burgers will be a hit with the young and young-at-heart alike.

Food Junkies will be serving an eclectic mix of fish tacos, TJ-inspired bacon-wrapped hot dogs, triple-cheese and onion grilled cheese, and kid-friendly meals as well.

Tabe BBQ’s fusion of Asian-inspired dishes with a classic Mexican flair create one of the most unique flavor experiences in San Diego.

And because Touch A Truck is an interactive event where kids can touch, climb-on, climb-in, and honk the horns of their favorite vehicles, a non-operating food truck by Bitchin’ Burgers will also be on display.
If you are not already familiar with Touch A Truck, it’s simple: a variety of vehicles: dump trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, race cars, monster trucks, school buses, limos, boats, police cars, trash trucks, cranes, hot rods, and even military vehicles, open their doors and let kids climb in, honk the horn, and let their imagination run wild!

Last year Max’s Ring of Fire, the local childhood cancer charity inspired by Carmel Valley resident Max Mikulak, hosted the second-annual Touch A Truck San Diego event, raising awareness and funds for kids’ cancer research. More than 50 vehicles showed up, as did over and 2,500 attendees. The event raised $30,000, all of which went directly to childhood cancer research and clinical trial therapies for kids battling cancer.

To buy tickets, or drool over pictures of the food that will be served, go to

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  4. Carmel Valley: Gourmet food truck trend gains momentum
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Posted by Lorine Wright on May 16, 2011. Filed under Carmel Valley, Del Mar, News, Solana Beach. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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