Michigan’s Best Local Eats: You’ll find more than just a basic grilled cheese at Melted
JACKSON, MI – Melted is a Jackson food truck that’s been operating since May and the specialty is grilled cheese, but not just your routine American slices between two pieces of white bread. The food truck started as a way to keep owners Terri Jo and Irv Nichols busy after their kids graduated from high school, Terri Jo said.mlive.com
Food Truck Friday in downtown Flint to feature tacos, fries, hot dogs and more
FLINT, MI -- Flint and surrounding communities are invited to support small businesses by attending the upcoming “Food Truck Friday” event. FLINT – Support small businesses” initiative. Related: Local Eats: Yum Vittles has seafood boils and soul food on wheelsThe event also coincides with Small Business Week. “Our goal is to always find ways to engage, support, and promote local businesses,” Khalfani Stephens, economic development director, said in a news release. Interested food truck vendors can fill out the Food Truck Submission Form to be added to future economic development communications.mlive.com
Food Truck Tuesday draws a lunch crowd in summer heat. See what Jacksonians ordered
Leonard’s friend and former colleague, Robert Wilkie, owns R.J.’s heavenly delights, which recently went mobile with its food truck. Food Truck Tuesday featured live music, 10 food trucks and hot weather in Horace Blackman Park. The couple always gets Tiki Sam’s, which is now one of their favorites after following the restaurant on Facebook a year ago. This was the second Food Truck Tuesday attended by the coworkers, who like to pick a dish to share. A different mix of food trucks is planned for each event.mlive.com
Summer events ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ after coronavirus cancellations, Jackson officials say
JACKSON, MI -- Jackson officials are feeling bullish about having some “normal” events this summer. After a year of canceling summer programming that attracted people downtown, like Food Truck Tuesdays and Cruise In nights, because of the coronavirus pandemic, things are starting to look up, the city’s Downtown Development Authority officials said. Events will follow whatever restrictions or requirements are in place at the time, as set by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. But with declining cases and increasing vaccinations, Mays said the DDA is optimistic events can happen in some form, even if it means more street closures to ensure adequate spacing, or requesting drivers at the classic car events park further away. “We’re looking forward to helping everyone feel like the world is not such a gloomy place,” Mays said.mlive.com
This Takeout Tuesday can feed your whole neighborhood
Whisky Jack’s BBQ is a husband and wife team that loves to cook and bring lots of BBQ to the metro Detroit area in their food truck. The food truck has been open since 2015. The food truck is known for its baby back ribs, tasty chicken, and smoky pulled pork. You can usually find the Food Truck in Monroe on 1837 North Monroe St. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you want a food truck to come to your neighborhood, you can contact Whisky Jack’s BBQ and set up a date to feed the street.
Food truck stolen from Detroit father, owner of Jay’s Signature Food: ‘I’m just lost’
DETROIT – A Detroit entrepreneur’s dreams of growing his business disappeared on Wednesday morning. Someone stole his new food trailer. Now Jaleel Dodson, the owner of Jay’s Signature Food, is struggling to move forward. “It started out with hot wings and took off from there. Everybody wanted the hot wings,” Dodson said.
The Circ Bar reopens in downtown Ann Arbor with new outdoor patio
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – After closing in March, The Circ Bar in downtown Ann Arbor is officially reopening this weekend with a new outdoor space and mural. “What we realized was that we needed a lot more outdoor space that previously we just didn’t have,” Ahn said. Alternative indie band Models + Architects will perform on Friday, while The Circ Bar regular Camila Ballario will perform on Saturday. The patio space and roof-deck bar will open from 4-11 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. The rest of The Circ Bar, including its indoor spaces and kitchen, will remain closed.
Bao Boys food truck opens in Ann Arbor, brings LA inspired flavors
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Bringing Los Angeles-inspired flavors to Ann Arbor, LA natives Steven Choi and Brian Kim opened up the Bao Boys food truck in the yard of York on July 1. Choi and Kim dont have backgrounds in the food industry but they both love food, Bao Boys co-owner Steven Choi said. The current bao menu at Bao Boys was an amalgamation of different flavors inspired by different cuisines the friends experienced in LA. Choi said that eaters should check for updated hours and times on the Bao Boys Instagram account where the food truck will make announcements. The food truck naturally acts as a barrier to separate the food-truck owners from their customers and that customers cant come in the food truck.
This food truck rally is a great way to dine-out while social distancing!
A perfect way to do that is to feast at a food truck rally! The Michigan MEGA Food Truck Rally is happening this Saturday, July 4th at Canterbury Village in Orion Township. Unlike last year, there will be no tables or chairs, guests are expected to walk around the park at a safe distance, going from food stand to food stand. Currently, there are 25 food trucks expected to be in attendance, and they may add a few more before the event this Saturday. Galindo’s “A Taste of Mexico” food truck is returning for its second year at the rally.
This food truck is unlike any other!
Southwest Detroit Detroit 75 Kitchen, a very popular food truck located permanently on Fort street in Southwest Detroit, recently re-opened for business. This unique food truck has been drawing people to it for years with its colorful street art on the surrounding fences, planters full of herbs and vegetables, and cherry red umbrellas covering picnic tables. Brothers Ahmed and Mike opened the food truck as a way to serve their customers at the gas station their family owns next door. "We needed to supplement our business [the gas station] with food for our drivers. So we said, Hey, we are going to start a food truck and provide them with an eating option that is exceptional. "So they did!
August Food Truck Rally at Ann Arbor Farmers Market to feature circus, sundown movie Wednesday
A woman performs at the June Food Truck Rally at Ann Arbor Farmers Market on June 5, 2019. (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)ANN ARBOR - Is it just us, or is the Ann Arbor Farmers Market pulling out all the stops this summer? On the first Wednesday of each month May through October, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market hosts its popular Food Truck Rallies -- now featuring dry, sparkling mead from Blm Meadworks. Brother TruckersNosh Pit DetroitDelectabowl Food Truck & CateringShimmy ShackMI DrinksBearclaw Coffee CompanySchedule for the evening:5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food trucks and live music by West Park Music Society. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.