Food Truck Frenzy

New Food Truck Event Features Booze-Infused Eats and Cocktail Competition

Fans of mobile eats backed with a bit of booze may want to clear their calendars for what might be the first alcohol-centric food truck event in the Valley.

From 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17, Food Truck Caravan, the ongoing Saturday night meet-up of food trucks at Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale, will convene for its first-ever Caravan Cocktail Challenge.

Got a taste for beer-battered fish and a killer cocktail recipe that could win a spot on a Scottsdale restaurant's menu? You'll want to ready them both.

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Along with their regular offerings, the food trucks at the Caravan Cocktail Challenge (see list below) will also serve a special dish infused with alcohol.

And if you've got a killer cocktail recipe, now's the time to put it to the test by submitting it via the Caravan Facebook page. If it's chosen as one of the top five, it will be judged by local mixologists at the event. And if it wins, EVO, the new Italian restaurant in Scottsdale, will put it on their menu for the month of September.

Along with the mobile street eats, food truck fans at the event can enjoy communal tables, misters, discounts to surrounding area merchants, and live music.

Featured trucks: Aji Mobile Foods, Chef Genie, Gourmet Command Center, Grilled Cheese Truck, JG Superwenie, Liberty Biscuits, Luncha Libre, Satay Hut, Super Farm Super Truck, Sweet Magnolia, Torched Goodness, Udder Delights, and AZ-Sno Shack.

For more information on the Food Truck Caravan, go to the event's website.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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